Gilles Berger, CPA, CA, Partner
Philippe Renaud, CPA, CA, Partner
Sophie Beaulieu, CPA, CA, Partner
Me Edgar Chénier, M.Fisc., Partner
Pierre-Yves Daoust, CPA, CGA, Partner
Luc Labbé, CPA, CA, CIA, Partner
Marc Brazeau, CPA, CA, Partner
Lionel Nolet, CPA, CA, Partner
Michel Coulombe, CPA, CA, Partner
Valérie Marcil, CPA, CA, Partner
Jonathan Paquet, CPA, CA, Partner
Julie Bureau, CPA, CA, Partner
Chantal Farley, CPA, CA, associate partner
Marc Mineault, CPA, CA, associate partner
Stéphanie Côté CPA, CGA, M.Fisc., partner
Martin Gaudet, CPA, CA, LL.M. Fisc., partner

Gilles Berger, CPA, CA, Partner

Gilles Berger, CPA, CA, Partner

Experience

Gilles Berger has nearly 30 years of experience as a chartered professional accountant serving mainly clients in the construction, service, retail industry, and healthcare sectors. He has also developed extensive expertise working with public, parapublic, non-profit, and charitable organizations.

Gilles has been a partner at Marcil Lavallée since 1989. Devoted to the success of his clients, he offers them a proactive approach and promotes their development by proposing business solutions tailored to their needs. Gilles is a dedicated professional who is committed and attentive to his clients. Providing superior quality service is his number one priority.

Gilles draws on his considerable experience to provide a full range of services that go well beyond preparing financial statements and income tax returns. He is continually looking for the latest changes that will benefit his clients, with whom he maintains close ties. His diligence and knowledgeable advice help him quickly earn their trust.

His range of expertise in certification, taxation, the purchase and sale of businesses, financing, tax restructuring, business rescue, and strategic planning help him respond effectively to all his clients' needs.

Community Profile

Although he leads a very active professional life, Gilles is always ready to give back to the community by volunteering with many non-profit organizations. He recently helped assemble a team of 23 climbers (including himself) to scale Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the Montfort Hospital Foundation. This project helped raise over $700,000 towards the purchase of breast cancer treatment equipment.

Gilles has served as treasurer of Montfort Hospital and RGA, was on a fundraising committee for the Children's Museum, and participates in annual charity runs for various community organizations. The Rotary International Foundation awarded him the Paul Harris Fellow Medal for his dedication to the Foundation. Gilles was also a board member of Monuments de la francophonie, which helped build five monuments in the Ottawa area.

Professional Affiliations

Gilles is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec. He has contributed to the development of his profession by serving on the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants' Research Committee tasked with making recommendations on the application of generally accepted accounting principles for SMEs. This research was published in May 1999 in a research report entitled “Financial Reporting by Small Business Enterprises.”

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Philippe Renaud, CPA, CA, Partner

Philippe Renaud, CPA, CA, Partner

Experience

A partner at Marcil Lavallée since 2008, Philippe Renaud specializes in major auditing mandates for public and parapublic organizations, financial institutions, and commercial entities. Over the years he has acquired broad experience in audits of complex entities, such as school boards and financial institutions.

During the past 11 years, Philippe has advised a diverse clientele regarding governance, internal controls, reorganization, financing, the implementation of business solutions, as well as financial and strategic planning. His professionalism, versatility, understanding of the issues, and analytical ability have allowed him to diligently serve the firm's clientele.

To meet the needs and requirements of his clients, Philippe invests the time needed to understand their operations and assess the operational risks they face, and to help them meet their challenges. He makes every effort to propose effective, targeted solutions tailored to their needs.

Philippe is the partner in charge of professional practice. He also chairs the standards committee, ensuring that the firm's professionals comply with established accounting and certification standards and receive the training they need to stay on top of developments and changes in their profession. He is also in charge of implementing effective and efficient auditing approaches based on the needs of the firm's clients and the risks to which they are exposed.

Community Profile

A dedicated community member, Philippe has served as treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Centre de la petite enfance Au pays de Cornemuse for the past five years and as Board Chair.

Professional Affiliations

Philippe is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.

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Sophie Beaulieu, CPA, CA, Partner

Sophie Beaulieu, CPA, CA, Partner

Experience

Sophie joined the firm in 1998 and has over 16 years’ experience in the world of business. She has wide-ranging expertise auditing financial statements for commercial companies, non-profit organizations, housing co-operatives and credit unions. Over the years, she has advised a variety of clients on obtaining funding, assessing internal audits, implementing business solutions, financial and strategic planning, as well as on corporate reorganizations.

Sophie is a member of CPA Ontario and the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.

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Me Edgar Chénier, M.Fisc., Partner

Me Edgar Chénier, M.Fisc., Partner

Experience

A principal at Marcil Lavallée since 2002, Edgar Chénier has acted as a specialized consultant for SMEs, professionals, business people, and individuals for over 20 years in both Ontario and Quebec.

He specializes in corporate reorganization, the purchase and sale of businesses, and will and estate planning, and provides knowledgeable advice on the use of tax plans involving living and testamentary trusts. His expertise also includes representing clients before tax authorities during a tax audit or regarding a notice of assessment.

Edgar responds to client requests efficiently and effectively. His main goal is to help clients apply tax rules to best optimize their financial situation and pay the least tax possible.

Edgar is a skilled, dedicated, and caring professional who shows compassion, respect, and empathy toward clients going through a difficult period, such as the loss of a spouse or a financial crisis. These qualities have earned him the lasting trust of his clients and the respect of his peers.

In the course of his career, Edgar has been a guest speaker on many occasions for numerous organizations, addressing topics such as professional incorporation, tax planning, and federal and provincial (Ontario and Quebec) budgets, to name just a few.

Community Profile

Since the beginning of his career, Edgar has been an active member of many community and professional organizations. He has lent his expertise to the community by serving on various committees and boards, including those of Coopérative funéraire de l’Outaouais, the audit committee of the Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Gatineau (CSSSG) foundation, and the Barreau de Hull finance committee.

Professional Affiliations

Edgar is a member of the Association de planification fiscale et financière, the Canadian Tax Foundation, and the Barreau du Québec.

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Pierre-Yves Daoust, CPA, CGA, Partner

Pierre-Yves Daoust, CPA, CGA, Partner

Experience

Pierre-Yves Daoust has over 25 years of experience in taxation. He joined Marcil Lavallée as a Partner in February 2011.

He specializes in corporate reorganization and corporate tax planning. His expertise also includes estate and post-mortem planning. Pierre-Yves works closely with his clients, providing them with knowledgeable advice on the purchase or sale of companies and on the fusion or liquidation of corporations.

Pierre-Yves routinely and expertly represents clients before the various tax authorities during tax audits or regarding notices of assessment.

In the past, Pierre-Yves has worked as a lecturer in the Accounting Department at the Université du Québec en Outaouais.

Community Profile

Pierre-Yves was involved in minor hockey and soccer, both as a coach and as a volunteer.

Professional Affiliations

Pierre-Yves is a member of L’Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF), the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Pierre-Yves is also a member of the Ordre de comptables professionnels agréés du Québec and of the Certified General Accountants of Ontario.

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Luc Labbé, CPA, CA, CIA, Partner

Luc Labbé, CPA, CA, CIA, Partner

Experience

Luc has been a partner at Marcil Lavallée since January 2010. Deeply committed to service quality and his clients' success, Luc puts considerable effort into understanding his clients' needs. His ability to analyze and understand issues help him offer business solutions tailored to his clients.

Luc Labbé has over 13 years' experience as a chartered professional accountant serving mainly clients in various sectors and groups such as public, government, and non-profit organizations, financial institutions, private businesses, and public corporations. In addition to conducting audits and preparing financial statements, he has been involved in numerous consulting mandates regarding funding, taxation, and internal control reviews. Luc has worked on a number of organizational review and internal control assessment mandates for non-profit organizations, government agencies, and private businesses. He has also taken part in financial viability studies of entities in various industries, including commercial fishing and tourism. He oversees our beneficiary audit mandates for many government agencies and ministries.

Luc draws on his considerable experience to provide full service that goes well beyond conducting audits and preparing financial statements. Over the years he has developed expertise in assessing internal control activities, preparing business plans and fiscal forecasts, and conducting financial audits for large entities. Luc is qualified to provide a variety of professional services, including negotiation of the purchase and sale of businesses, financing negotiation, strategic planning, and operational reviews. His diverse experience helps him meet the needs of his clients, whatever they may be.

Community Profile

Apart from his professional activities, Luc is committed to the community, volunteering for a number of non-profit organizations and taking part in community projects. He serves or has served as treasurer on the Board of Directors of several associations. Recently Luc initiated and helped organize a project to assemble a team of 23 climbers (including himself) to scale Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the Montfort Hospital Foundation. This project helped raise over $700,000 to purchase breast cancer treatment equipment.

Professional Affiliations

Luc is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Brunswick, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.

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Marc Brazeau, CPA, CA, Partner

Marc Brazeau, CPA, CA, Partner

Experience

Marc Brazeau has over 20 years of experience as a chartered professional accountant serving mainly clients in the construction, service, manufacturing, retail, technology, and motion picture production sectors. Marc has also developed extensive expertise working with public, parapublic, non-profit, and charitable organizations.

Marc has been a partner at Marcil Lavallée since 1998. A dedicated, committed, and caring professional, he takes the quality of client service to heart, constantly supporting the development of his clients' endeavours by offering them tailored solutions.

To effectively meet the requirements of small and medium-sized businesses, Marc has cultivated a broad range of expertise in certification, taxation, consulting, tax restructuring, business rescue, as well as business and budget planning. Over the years, his clients have benefited from his in-depth knowledge by entrusting him with mandates related to financing, business purchase and sale transactions, strategic plan development, and business rescue.

Providing services to non-profit organizations makes up a large part of Marc's practice. In addition to financial audits, he has taken part in numerous special mandates to create new entities, set up projects, develop financial and administrative policies and procedures, implement accounting systems, conduct performance and compliance audits, assess management and internal control systems, as well as to interpret and evaluate the impact of consumption taxes.

Community Profile

In addition to his professional activities, Marc is committed to the community, volunteering with a number of non-profit organizations. He serves as treasurer or financial advisor on the Board of Directors of a number of associations. He is a regular instructor and guest speaker for numerous organizations, addressing topics such as governance, government funding, indirect taxes, sound management, and the impact of changes made to accounting standards in recent years.

Professional Affiliations

Marc is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec. He contributes to the development of the profession through his active involvement in these professional associations, where he has served as president and sat on various committees.

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Lionel Nolet, CPA, CA, Partner

Lionel Nolet, CPA, CA, Partner

Experience

Lionel Nolet has been a partner at Marcil Lavallée since 1989. His professional experience has centered mainly on small and medium-sized businesses, condominium corporations, professional and consulting firms, and non-profit organizations. He also offers tax and consulting services to individuals.

During the course of his 30 year career, Lionel has taken part in many audit mandates in the public and parapublic sectors, notably for universities and municipalities. His main goals are to act in the best interests of his clients and help their businesses grow and develop. To do so, he offers them innovative solutions tailored to their needs.

Lionel maintains excellent relations with his clients and shares his knowledge and enthusiasm with them on a daily basis. His combination of experience and multiple skills make him a professional recognized and appreciated by clients, who never hesitate to recommend his services to other experienced business people. Lionel also keeps up-to-date with accounting standards and changes so that his clients can benefit from them.

Lionel manages the firm's administrative staff as a member of the Human Resources Committee. He takes a sincere interest in their needs and issues that closely affect them, looking out for their interests and well-being.

Community Profile

Lionel is a dedicated member of the community who never hesitates to share his knowledge with others. For many years he served as treasurer for various organizations, including the Vanier Business Improvement Area, the Vanier Community Police Center, Les Scouts du district d'Ottawa, and the Association des Scouts du Canada. Lionel was also a founding member of the Club Optimiste d'Ottawa-Sud and remained a member for over ten years. His contributions to these organizations have earned him numerous accolades.

During his career, Lionel has given many presentations on a variety of topics, such as retirement planning, pension income splitting, and the financial responsibilities of Board members, to name just a few.

Professional Affiliations

Lionel is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.

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Michel Coulombe, CPA, CA, Partner

Michel Coulombe, CPA, CA, Partner

Experience

A partner at Marcil Lavallée since 1985, Michel Coulombe has over 30 years of experience helping small and medium-sized businesses and non-profit organizations overcome financial and accounting challenges.

As a preferred business advisor, Michel has forged a reputation for excellence among clients in various fields and maintains a relationship of trust and mutual respect with each one.

His main goal is to advise clients by providing them with reliable information and strategies tailored to their needs and plans. He has experience in business startups, the purchase and sale of businesses, restructuring, financing, and succession planning.

Michel takes the success of his clients to heart and is proud to contribute to the growth and development of their businesses.

Community Profile

Over the years Michel has served on the Board of Directors of a number of non-profit organizations. He was president of the Montfort Hospital Foundation and president of the Regroupement des gens d'affaires de la Capitale nationale.

Michel is currently a member of the Fondation de La Cité collégiale's board of directors.

Professional Affiliations

Michel has a bachelor's degree in business with a specialization in accounting from the University of Ottawa and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.

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Valérie Marcil, CPA, CA, Partner

Valérie Marcil, CPA, CA, Partner

Experience

Valérie Marcil is a seasoned chartered professional accountant with over 15 years of experience serving clients in the healthcare, service, retail industry, education, and cooperative housing sectors. As part of her practice, Valérie has acquired extensive expertise with commercial, public, parapublic, non-profit, and charitable organizations.

Appointed partner in 2003, Valérie is a recognized professional appreciated by everyone and for whom client satisfaction is a top priority. She diligently looks after the best interests of her clients by offering business solutions tailored to their needs.

Valérie offers a wide range of expertise to small and medium-sized businesses with respect to certification, consulting services, taxation, and tax restructuring. Her clients have benefited from her knowledge for years and have entrusted her with a variety of mandates pertaining to financing, negotiating the purchase and sale of businesses, personal financial plan development, and business rescue.

Valérie undertakes every task with compassion and enthusiasm, qualities which served her well in her role as human resources manager.

Community Profile

In addition to leading a brilliant career, Valérie is committed to her community, where she volunteers on committees, at activities, and at events organized by various organizations, such as the Montfort Hospital Foundation, for which she has helped organize fundraiser evenings. She has also served as a financial consultant on the Théâtre Trillium's Board of Directors and as a Board Director of La Coccinelle d'Orléans daycare centre.

In January 2009 she took part in the climb up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania as part of an event organized to raise funds for the Montfort Hospital Foundation. This project helped raise over $700,000 to purchase breast cancer treatment equipment.

Professional Affiliations

Valérie is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.

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Jonathan Paquet, CPA, CA, Partner

Jonathan Paquet, CPA, CA, Partner

Experience

Jonathan Paquet has followed his passion working with accounting firms since 2001. In March 2011, Jonathan joined Marcil Lavallée as a Partner for the opening of a second Marcil Lavallée office, located in Gatineau.

With a strong interest in taxation and a desire to help entrepreneurs and business people, Jonathan spends most of his time working with small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) in the manufacturing, service, construction and retail sectors, as well as with incorporated professionals in the real estate and restaurant sectors.

Jonathan works closely with his clients offering a wide range of expertise in certification, personal and corporate tax planning, financing, purchase and sale of companies, as well as providing other consulting services. He keeps up-to-date on the latest changes in order to help his clients. Jonathan is quick to earn his clients’ trust, as demonstrated by his constantly growing client base since joining Marcil Lavallée. New clients are often referred to Jonathan by his current clients and by other professionals working in the SMB sector.   

Jonathan also provides certification services to several not-for-profit organisations, charities and municipalities.

Community Profile

In recent years, Jonathan acted as director of the Regroupement des CA de l’Outaouais and as director of continuing education for the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec -  Outaouais region. He participates, on a regular basis, in many charity and not-for-profit events. At the request of financial institutions’ directors and financial planners, Jonathan occasionally lectures on various tax-related subjects.

Throughout his studies, Jonathan opted to share his knowledge with fellow students by working as a teaching assistant, and later, as a lecturer at La Cité collégiale and at the University of Ottawa.

Professional Affiliations

Jonathan is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.

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Julie Bureau, CPA, CA, Partner

Julie Bureau, CPA, CA, Partner

Experience

Julie joined the firm in 2002 and has over 13 years’ experience in the world of business. Over the years, she has acquired a diversified experience in audits of complex entities, with non-for-profit organizations from the private and public sectors, hospitals, national unions, commercial businesses and credit unions.

Over the last 13 years, she has advised a diverse clientele regarding governance, internal controls, the implementation of business solutions, as well as financial and strategic planning. Her professionalism, versatility, understanding of the issues, and analytical ability have allowed her to diligently serve the firm’s clientele.

Julie is also a member of the standards committee of the firm since 2009. The primary objective of this committee is to ensure that the firm’s professionals comply with accounting and certification standards established by CPA Canada. In addition, Julie is actively involved in the training and supervision of the firm’s professionals.

Julie undertakes every task with professionalism, accuracy, and enthusiasm, essential qualities which allow her to rapidly gain the trust of the clients. 

Professional Affiliations

Julie is a member of CPA Ontario and the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.

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Chantal Farley, CPA, CA, associate partner

Chantal Farley, CPA, CA, associate partner

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Marc Mineault, CPA, CA, associate partner

Marc Mineault, CPA, CA, associate partner

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Stéphanie Côté CPA, CGA, M.Fisc., partner

Stéphanie Côté CPA, CGA, M.Fisc., partner

Experience

Stéphanie joined Marcil Lavallée's team in 2009. She has over 18 years of taxation experience working with a diverse clientele, including not-for-profit and charitable organizations and SMEs of various sectors.

In addition to being dedicated to her work and her clients, Stéphanie brings to the team a diversified expertise in consumer taxes. She also represents clients before the tax authorities in case of an audit or an objection.

Community Profile

Beyond business, Stéphanie volunteers with several NFPOs and engages annually in a tax clinic to help underprivileged people. She also offers training sessions to clients on various tax topics.

Professional Affiliations

Stéphanie is a member of the Institut des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec, CPA Ontario, CPA Canada, the Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF) and the Regroupement des gens d’affaire de la capitale nationale.

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Martin Gaudet, CPA, CA, LL.M. Fisc., partner

Martin Gaudet, CPA, CA, LL.M. Fisc., partner

Experience

Martin joined Marcil Lavallée's team in 2008. With 10 years of experience in assurance and taxation, he provides reliable and sound tax advice to small and medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals.

Martin is continually looking for the latest changes and making sure he understands their impact in order to find opportunities that will benefit his clients. He is skilled at formulating clear and precise solutions to the often complex issues surrounding the acquisition, sale and restructuring of businesses or related to tax planning, wealth management and various commercial transactions.

Community Profile

Outside of work, Martin is always willing to volunteer his time in support of the community. As such, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Caisse populaire Trillium from 2011 to 2017 and, each year, he participates in free income tax clinics for low-income earners.

Professional Affiliations

Martin is a member in good standing of the Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF), the Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF) and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) as well as a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec and CPA Ontario.

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