Campanella McDonald LLP
Campanella McDonald LLP is a full-service, professional accounting firm focusing on small business owners, independent professionals, and real-estate investors. The firm’s partners provide clients with assurance, taxation, advisory, SR&ED, business valuations, wealth advisory, US tax and estate planning services.
Tax and Financial Advisory
Fabio Campanella, CPA, CA, CFP, CIM
Fabio has been providing a blend of investment, tax and financial advice since 2002. A founder of both Campanella McDonald LLP and Praetorian Wealth Advisory (an investment consultancy in Toronto) Fabio believes the best financial strategies are those that take a holistic approach; combining a balance of traditional financial management with tax-planning, estate planning and risk management. An alumnus of Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP, Grant Thornton LLP, and BMO Nesbitt Burns, Fabio has held senior positions in taxation, wealth management, and consulting. Fabio has contributed expert insights to the Financial Post, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star and numerous other local publications across Canada.
In addition to his CPA and CA designations Fabio is a tax specialist having completed CPA Canada’s 3-year, In-depth tax course and has qualified as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), a Chartered Investment Manager (CIM), a licensed investment advisor, and has completed the LLQP life insurance license certification in Ontario.
John Paul McDonald, CPA, CA
John Paul is a founding partner and began his career in 2003. He has extensive experience serving clients that are both privately owned and publicly listed on Canadian stock exchanges. His clients have included businesses with operations in a variety of industries such as manufacturing and distribution, professional services, and real-estate development. He has significant experience conducting audits, reviews, and compilations of financial statements for small to mid-sized clients. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the accounting, tax, and financial needs of small business owners.
Prior to forming Campanella McDonald LLP John Paul worked with two independent Chartered Accounting Practices in Toronto providing assurance services to both public and private clients. John Paul has a Bachelor of Commerce from Ryerson University and a Chartered Accountant (CA/CPA) designation in addition to being a licensed realtor.
Ashleigh Dickson, CPA, CA
Imagine having access to an ally for your business, one who understands it from a detailed numbers perspective and who also has the skills and expertise to take your financial hopes and dreams to the next level. That ally is Ashleigh Dickson, a CPA with 15 years of experience solving the tax problems of Canadian entrepreneurs.
Ashleigh understands that a comprehensive accounting and tax strategy is the backbone of every small business.
That’s why when she first gets to know a client she does a deep-dive. Anyone can find out what business goals you have, but that’s just a small fraction of the equation. Ashleigh wants to know more — what makes you tick, what goals you’re aiming for and what motivates you. It’s this kind of personal approach and attention that allows her to build a roadmap particular to your unique situation.
Day-to-day she’s constantly solving problems, whether it’s a CRA issue, high-level tax-planning or helping small business owners make sense of the numbers. She gets a rush from putting all the puzzle pieces together until she has the perfect fix to any issue.
When she’s not helping small business owners navigate the numbers she’s probably out on an adventure with her two daughters, or off at a yoga class.