About Us

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.

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Tax and Financial Advisory

Fabio Campanella, CPA, CA, CFP, CIM

Fabio Campanella is right there in the trenches with his clients, providing detailed financial, tax and retirement recommendations.

He’s been working in the tax and wealth advisory sector since 2002 with some of the industry’s biggest names such as PwC and BMO Nesbitt Burns. At the same time, he’s been speaking to a larger audience by writing about financial planning for publications such as the Globe and Mail, the Financial Post and the Toronto Star.

Fabio’s speciality as a founding partner of Campanella McDonald LLP is looking at the whole picture. He doesn’t examine your business goals or your retirement goals in silos, but in combination, to develop an action plan that’s best for your particular circumstances and aspirations.

That’s because in addition to his CPA and CA designations Fabio 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 a licensed life insurance advisor.

This broad educational base ensures that he’s prepared and ready to give expert insight into any financial situation.
When he’s not busy creating action plans, he’s busy having fun with his two daughters.

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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.

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Tax Manager

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.

Let’s discuss how we can help you with your financial needs