Your Accounting, Finance & Tax Team

Meet your team of business and personal financial accounting and tax experts from Stoney Creek, just outside of Hamilton.


Alan Rowell, MFA, DFA-Tax Services Specialist

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Alan Rowell, RWM, MFA, DFA-Tax Services Specialist

Since 1999, when Alan formed The Accounting Place, he has saved small business owners literally hundreds of thousands of dollars in income taxes through his savvy interpretations of the tax laws.  

He's helped countless individuals and business owners structure, operate and organize their financial affairs to their best overall advantage.

With over 40 years of experience in taxation and financial services industries, Alan has developed a unique ability to translate taxation language into plain English.

He never hesitates to dig deeper and ask for clarification and interpretations from Canada Revenue Agency, or challenge their position.


Shawn Rowell, DFA-Tax Services Specialist

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905-664-1010 ext. 225
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Shawn Rowell, DFA-Tax Services Specialist

President

Shawn began his career with The Accounting Place in 2006. He continues his studies and is working toward his CPA designation. In 2007 he obtained his Distinguished Financial Advisor (DFA-Tax Services Specialist) designation with honours through The Knowledge Bureau.

His attention to detail and exceptional analytical skills ensures that each client receives clear, concise, tax efficient advice, personal and corporate, that is tailored to each individual’s situation for both Corporate and Personal tax scenarios.

He enjoys not only playing hockey for recreation but he is also an avid Montreal Canadiens fan, causing him much teasing around the Leaf fan base situated in the office.


Bob Brake, DFA-Tax Services Specialist

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905-664-1010 ext. 227
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Bob Brake, DFA-Tax Services Specialist

Corporate Taxation

Since joining The Accounting Place in 2000, Bob Brake specializes in working with small to medium businesses by providing accounting, taxation and business consulting with a personalized flare.

Bob has worked in the accounting profession for 30 years and also in the funeral profession for 10 years where he owned and operated his own funeral home.

This has given him the ability to go above and beyond to help his clients through tough times and the optimistic approach that "Life is Great", even when we think things are not as we expected.

BOB'S RETIRING!Bob's Retirement

We are pleased to announce the Retirement of Bob Brake after 16 years at The Accounting Place, effective December 31, 2017. Over this period Bob has assisted literally hundreds of our clients in achieving their financial goals.

Please join us at our office for a Drop-in Open House on December 21st, 2017, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, in congratulating Bob on his successful career as he moves on to enjoy a well-deserved retirement in sunny Florida.


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905-664-1010 ext. 222
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Allison Loureiro, DFA-Tax Services Specialist, ACS, ALHC

Personal Taxation

Allison started her career with The Accounting Place in 2003. Her main focus is on the personal tax issues of our clientele. Allison prides herself in attentively listening to our client’s needs and providing invaluable advice. Her strong customer service skills, when paired with her knowledge of the Income Tax Act, will ensure that anyone who walks into our office will receive courteous assistance with their financial affairs.

In 2006, Allison earned the Distinguished Financial Advisor (Tax Services Specialist) designation with honours from The Knowledge Bureau. Allison stays up to date on the latest changes to the Income Tax Act by attending several tax workshops and conferences each year.


Eugenia Vacar, DFA-Tax Services Specialist

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905-664-1010 ext. 223
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Eugenia Vacar, DFA-Tax Services Specialist

Accounting and Taxation

Eugenia began her career with The Accounting Place in 2001, and after briefly leaving the firm in 2008, she rejoined The Accounting Place in 2012.

Eugenia has always been very dedicated to identifying the needs of our clients and ensuring those needs have been fulfilled.

Eugenia’s primary focus is to provide our clientele with accurate bookkeeping and payroll services, as well as efficient tax planning and income tax returns.

Always professional and courteous, Eugenia takes great pride in delivering exceptional service to the clientele at The Accounting Place.


Melissa Rowell - Accounting Technician - The Accounting Place

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905-664-1010 ext. 229
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Melissa Rowell

Accounting Technician

Melissa joined the Accounting Place in July of 2016 after graduating from Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology with an Honour’s Diploma in Executive Office Administration. Melissa is currently working towards DFA-Tax Services Specialist designation.

Melissa is beginning her career in financial services, bringing with her 5 years of experience in the service industry. She has strong interpersonal skills and understands the importance of customer service and satisfaction.

Melissa is a strong supporter of the Hamilton Tiger Cats and spends her spare time with friends and family in a number of outdoor activities including, canoeing, quadding and farming.

Taxation is your single largest annual expense. We'll help you keep it at a minimum.