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ABOUT US

We are an award-winning
team of financial experts

ABOUT US

We are an award-winning team of financial experts

Our Story

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.

Experienced Professionals

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.

Our Team

Robert Gauvreau
Partner

Robert Gauvreau

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.

Get to Know Bob

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
Partner

Patrick Sweeney

CPA, CA

Patrick Sweeney is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He has worked in Public Accounting and with Gauvreau & Associates since 2011 after moving to Peterborough. 

Get to Know Patrick

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 with the Peterborough Minor Hockey Association since 2012 and was named Technical Coach of Year 2012-2013 with respect to his role as head coach for the “AAA” Minor Bantam Petes and Coach of the Year 2013-2014 with his role as head coach of the “AAA” Major Bantam Petes.

Tyler Powers
senior manager

Tyler Powers

CPA

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.


Get to Know Tyler

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.

Jenn Wishlow
accounting manager

Jenn Wishlow

CPA

Jenn Wishlow joined Gauvreau & Associates 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.

Get to Know Jenn

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.

Shelley Sherry
accounting technician manager

Shelley Sherry

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.

Get to Know Shelley

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.

Cathy Martin
client relationship manager

Cathy Martin

Cathy Martin joined us in 2013. She is responsible for managing client relationships, confirming all ongoing firm engagements are tracked and followed up on. Cathy is also responsible for initial contact with new clients to connect them with the services and staff members that best fit their business needs.

Get to Know Cathy

Cathy has been living and working in the Peterborough community over the last 15 years. Having previously worked with local and regional offices of the Canadian Cancer Society and the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, Cathy understands and appreciates the value of a strong and vibrant community.  She remains an active volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society.

Shelley Sherry
director of operations and HR

Hannah Phillips

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.

Get to Know Hannah

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.

Cathy Martin
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Todd Robertson

Cathy Martin joined us in 2013. She is responsible for managing client relationships, confirming all ongoing firm engagements are tracked and followed up on. Cathy is also responsible for initial contact with new clients to connect them with the services and staff members that best fit their business needs.

Get to Know Todd

Cathy has been living and working in the Peterborough community over the last 15 years. Having previously worked with local and regional offices of the Canadian Cancer Society and the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, Cathy understands and appreciates the value of a strong and vibrant community.  She remains an active volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society.

EXPERIENCE

Our Team is Experienced In the Following Industries & More

EXPERIENCE
Our Team is Experienced In the Following Industries
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