MEET THE TEAM
Steve Rudkowski, B. Comm, CPA, CA
Rudkowski Professional Corporation
Registered in: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland
Graduating from the University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business in 2001 and the Chartered Accountants School of Business in 2004, Steve has practised as a public accountant since 2004.
He is a member of a number of organizations including the Canadian Tax Foundation. His general compliance practice focuses primarily on owner-managed businesses, individuals and estates. Steve is fluent in German and is learning Spanish, thanks to his wife Claudia.
With his wife, their son Cristopher, and their Mexican street-dog Chico, Steve enjoys travelling the world whenever possible.
“Our Firm has embraced technology allowing me to run my practice out of a backpack!”
Paul Phillips, CPA, CGA
Paul Phillips Professional Corporation
Registered in: British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan
Paul completed his CGA designation in 1996 and immediately embarked on a career with a focus on tax planning.
Paul completed the CPA in-depth tax program shortly after receiving his designation and is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Canadian Petroleum Tax Society and Calgary Tax Planners.
He divides his time between Calgary and Golden, BC, where, when not working, he’ll be found either mountain biking, ski touring or hiking.
“My most fulfilling and clarifying moments are found at the top of a mountain, just before the descent.”
Diana Burwell, B.Mgt (Accounting), CPA, CA
Jared Burwell, B.Mgt (Accounting)
Burwell Professional Corporation
Registered in: Alberta and Saskatchewan
Diana and Jared are the wife-and-husband team of the firm. They met while working at an accounting firm in Edmonton and moved to Calgary in 2011 to join the firm.
Their growing practice is focused on small business clients whose owner-managers appreciate a service-based, face-to-face approach. They offer sound direction and valued advice on all aspects of the client’s business; reaching a more personal level beyond the basic accounting and tax numbers.
Beyond work, their interests are golf, travel, and anything outdoors.
“In life and in business, always give people more than they expect to get.”
Laura L. McLeman, CPA, CA
Citizen Abroad Tax Advisors
Registered in: British Columbia and Ontario
Laura McLeman has helped U.S. and Canadian citizens meet their cross-border and expatriate tax filing requirements for more than 20 years.
In addition to working with private clients, she also has experience advising mid- to large-sized companies on the payroll and income tax obligations of their cross-border employees — always carefully managing the corporate reporting requirements while serving those employees directly and individually.
While she practices out of Ottawa, where she lives with her husband James and two children, Laura can easily service clients across Canada, the US, and around the world. Laura is a dreamer, amateur (around the kitchen table) comedienne and traveler who just happens to be a tax accountant by day.
“If you want professional, simple and easy to understand tax advice, look no further.”