Your Accounting, Finance & Tax Team

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

Alan Rowell, MFA, DFA-Tax Services Specialist

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905-664-1010 ext. 221
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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

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


Shawn began his career with The Accounting Place in 2006.  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 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.

Allison Loureiro

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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.

Melissa Rowell

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905-664-1010 ext. 230
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Melissa Schaeffer, RWM, DFA-Tax Services Specialist

Accounting and Taxation

Melissa joined the Accounting Place in July of 2016 after graduating from Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology with an Honours Diploma in Executive Office Administration. Melissa attained both her RWM and DFA-Tax Services Specialist designations in January 2019.

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.

Jeet Kumar

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905-664-1010 ext. 231
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Jeet Kumar, RWM, MFA-Business Services Specialist

Accounting and Taxation

Jeet joined The Accounting Place in February of 2018. He is a 2009 McMaster University Alumni, graduating from The DeGroote School of Business with an Honours degree in Accounting and Economics.

Jeet brings with him has over 5 years experience in the Accounting / Finance Industry. His comprehensive knowledge of the Income Tax Act and understanding of what it takes to achieve your personal and business goals makes him a reliable partner who will help you plan, develop and execute on both your personal and business tax needs.

Jeet is always open to talking business. Whether it is personal or business finance, debt management or investments, he always has an opinion. Jeet is also proud supporter of the Toronto Raptors, Lets Go Raptors!!!

Mike Rowell

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905-664-1010 ext. 226
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Mike Rowell, DMA-Tax Services Specialist

Personal Taxation

Mike is enthusiastic and passionate about assisting business owners with the organization of their financial transactions.  He began his accounting career in 2014 and has a significant amount of experience in a number of different business industries. 

Since joining The Accounting Place in 2019, he has taken great pride in assisting our clientele with their financial needs.  In his spare time, Mike is often performing with his Motown/Soul/RnB Band and playing goalie in a local recreational hockey league.

John Lowe

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905-664-1010 ext. 229
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John Lowe

Accounting and Taxation 

John joined The Accounting Place in October 2022. He is a 2018 Brock University Alumni, graduating from The Goodman School of Business with an Honours degree in Business Administration.

John brings several years of experience helping clients with their Personal Tax returns. He is eager to learn and has taken steps to increase his tax knowledge by taking online Corporate Tax courses and is excited to start assisting with our corporate clientele in addition to our personal clients.

John is friendly, and always willing to help clients understand their tax situations. He is currently working towards the completion of his Certified Professional Accountant Designation (CPA).

John spends his free time reading and spending time with friends and family.

Sarah Stragapede

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905-664-1010 ext. 223
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Sarah Stragapede

Client Support Representative 

Sarah joined The Accounting Place for her co-op position in February 2023. She currently studies at Mohawk College, graduating in April of 2025 with a diploma in Business Accounting.

Sarah is an enthusiastic and hardworking individual with a knack for numbers. Her attention to detail, and positive attitude help her excel at anything she sets her mind to. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys baking with an emphasis on cakes and Italian desserts.

After years of working and developing herself in the culinary industry, Sarah decided to shift her focus to the managerial side of business, deciding in 2021 to enroll in the Business Accounting program at Mohawk College while working as a pastry chef and Mathematics tutor for Mohawk College.

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