We are an award-winning
team of financial experts
We are an award-winning team of financial experts
Our firm was establish in 2008 based on the vision to create a public accounting firm focusing on 3 fundamental principals. To provide:
- the highest quality of financial reporting and taxation services
- a proactive approach to accounting and taxation planning
- the highest level of client services
Our team of highly skilled accounting and financial professionals are in the business of identifying the path to success for their clients and outlining the necessary steps to achieve the financial and business results our clients desire. Ultimately, we help our clients achieve financial freedom.
Our team has realized much success which has contributed to our growing team of accounting and tax experts. At Gauvreau & Associates we value our culture of hard work and commitment to the 3 fundamental principals of which the firm was founded. We look forward to continuing to grow with our client’s to exceed their financial expectations and evolve our services with their business needs.
At Gauvreau & Associates, our professional staff have had experience with many types of small and large organizations including for profit and non-profit businesses. In doing so, we have learned from all of our client related experiences and continue to offer knowledgeable and educated advice to all of our existing and future clients. We continue to learn from experiences gained from our clients business and enjoying taking on new challenges.
FCPA, FCA, LPA
Robert Gauvreau is a Chartered Professional Accountant who has worked in public accounting for over 10 years and has been practicing public accounting in his own firm since 2008.
Robert has had much success since 2008, including being recognized in 2010 with a Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award for Entrepreneurship, recognized as the Reader’s Choice, Peterborough’s favorite accountant in both 2011 and 2012, and most recently was recognized in 2014 by the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce as a Top 4 under 40 business leader in Greater Peterborough. Outside of Public Accounting, Robert is very involved in the Peterborough community. Robert is a founding member of the Venture North group, a founding member of Startup Peterborough, and is a founding member of the H.O.P.E. Foundation.
Patrick Sweeney is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He has worked in Public Accounting and with Gauvreau & Associates since 2011 after moving to Peterborough.
Patrick became a partner at Gauvreau & Associates in January of 2017 and is responsible for managing the accounting, assurance and taxation engagements for many of the businesses and individuals who are clients with the firm.
Patrick graduated from Dalhousie University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Commerce, major in Accounting where he achieved Academic All-Canadian honours as a student varsity athlete having displayed exemplary academic performance while also a member of the men’s varsity hockey team.
Outside of Public Accounting, Patrick is an active member of the Peterborough community continuing to pursue his passion for sports, and in particular hockey. Patrick has been involved as a board member and coach with the Peterborough Minor Hockey Association since 2012 and Otonabee Minor Hockey Association since 2020. He is also a member of the Men's Golf Committee at the Peterborough Golf & Country Club.
PARTNER, DIRECTOR OF TAX SERVICES
Tyler graduated from Western University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies, Specialization in Finance and Administration. He received a Western Scholarship of Distinction and graduated on the Dean’s Honour list as a result of exemplary academic achievement. Upon graduation, Tyler moved back to the Peterborough area and he received his CPA designation in 2017.
Tyler completed a 16-month internship with the Canada Revenue Agency during his time at University. His time spent working with the CRA has provided strong insight into the Canadian Income Tax Act and Canada Revenue Agency processes. Tyler is currently enrolled in his final year of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada’s In-Depth Tax Program. As a senior manager, Tyler provides advice and solutions to individuals, professionals, entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses to ensure their tax, succession and estate planning needs are met. Outside of Public Accounting, Tyler is heavily involved in the community as the past – Chief Financial Officer for the Peterborough PC Association, a current board member with the YES Shelter, delivering Christmas hampers for the Salvation Army and as a Cabinet Member on the United Way of Peterborough’s 2016 and 2017 Campaigns.
Partner, director of legal services
Born and raised in Peterborough, Ontario, Jeff completed his undergradat the University of Victoria and his law degree at Western University.
Jeff’s practice primarily focuses on corporate and commercial law, real estate law, and estate planning.More specifically, his team is able toassist with the sale or acquisition of real estate and business assets,establishing and reorganizing corporations, as well as estate and succession planning for business owners.
Jenn Wishlow joined Gauvreau as a Junior Accountant in February 2016. Jenn has been living and working in the Peterborough area since she began her undergraduate studies at Trent University in 2010. She graduated in 2015 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business Administration.
Upon graduation Jenn earned a position on both the Dean and the President’s Honour Roll, and was the recipient of the Symons medal which recognizes exemplary academic achievement. Jenn received her CPA designation in 2020. As an accounting manager, Jenn provides accounting, assurance and taxation services to businesses and individual clients.
Lisa graduated from Trent University’s Bachelor of Business Administration program in 2017 with a specialization in accounting. She graduated on the President’s and Dean’s Honour Rolls and received the Lady Eaton College Fellows’ Prize in recognition of academic excellence during her university career.
Lisa started her career at Gauvreau as a Junior Accountant in October 2018 and earned her CPA designation in May 2021. Lisa’s focus as an accounting manager is to provide corporate accounting, assurance and taxation services.
Amanda began her career at Gauvreau and Associates as a Junior Accountant in April of 2018. Today, as an Accounting Manager Amanda provides corporate accounting, assurance, and taxation services.
Amanda graduated from Trent University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Business Administration in 2013. She continued studying accounting at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies and completed her CPA designation in December of 2020.
accounting technician manager
Shelley has 14 years experience in public accounting and has been with us since its inception in 2008. Shelley’s primary role is to manage the bookkeeping, payroll and government remittance filing requirements. She also assists with the facilitation of monthly and annual financial reporting requirements for the booking department.
Shelley was born and raised in the greater Peterborough community and spends her time away from the office volunteering at her kids school and volunteering at organ donation awareness events located across North America.
Shauna graduated from Trent University in 2005 and immediately took over operations of the family business. She has experienced first hand the excitement and challenges of owing a business. Shauna & her husband operated the restaurants until Dec 2017 when both decided it was time for a change and the restaurants were sold. Shauna joined Gauvreau & Associated in early 2018 as part of the bookkeeping team and has been thrilled to be part of the growing team. She and her husband live in Douro along with their two daughters.
Stephanie was born and raised in Peterborough. She graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2012 with an Honours Bachelor of Science. Stephanie started her career with Gauvreau in 2019, joining as an Accounting Technician with a focus on payroll and is now one of the managers of the Bookkeeping Department. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 young daughters.
Kathryn joined our firm as the Marketing Manager in 2020 after 8 years of working at a Branding & Advertising agency where she led the Content & Media Department as the Advertising & Brand Strategist.
Kathryn graduated from Centennial College’s Advertising & Marketing Program in 2014. She received the NewAd Media Scholarship for her academic achievements and the Dean’s Award for achieving the highest GPA in her graduating class.
Kathryn and her family recently relocated to Kawartha Lakes from Toronto. There, Kathryn volunteered as a youth soccer coach and with a Feral Cat Colony. She looks forward to becoming an active member of the community.
director of operations and HR
Hannah joined our firm as the Director of Operations and Human Resources in 2020 after working in various roles for Bank of Montreal’s Capital Markets, Corporate and Wealth Management businesses.
Hannah returns to Peterborough where she graduated from Trent University in 2012 with a BA in Cultural Studies.
Hannah enjoys giving back to the community, particularly in the interest of children. She volunteers with SickKids for three years and had recently joined the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sister Peterborough.
Sarah joined our Firm in March 2022 as our Human Resources (HR) Specialist. Sarah is born and raised in Peterborough, she is a dual graduate of the Trent Business School and the Trent Graduate School. Graduating from her Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in 2016, then achieving her Master of Arts Sustainability Studies: Entrepreneurship and Innovation (with distinction) in 2018, Sarah brings a new perspective to the HR Department.