I am often asked why I became a small business accountant.
“You must be good at math” is a frequent comment. While small business accounting involves using “math”, it is more about interpreting the math behind the small business and its owners. The financial statements are speaking to the small business owner – they tell the story of the small business, both past and present; it is just a matter of interpreting the language.”
Diane began her public practice career in 1992 when she received her CGA designation. She established Skidmore & Co. CGA choosing to specialize in providing small business tax and small business accounting services to owner managed businesses in all phases of growth. With a reputation for understanding the client’s needs, she works closely with her clients in their quest for balancing profits and taxes.
Diane is a highly regarded speaker in the area of business and personal tax. Her relaxed presentation style makes the seminars both informative and fun. In addition to the Understanding Tax newsletter, Diane writes many articles for Coquitlam’s City Soup.
Charity begins at home – with this in mind, Diane takes an active role in her community serving on many boards. Her contributions include the Chamber of Commerce, Crossroads Hospice Society, Tri-City CGA, and many other non-profit associations. Her contributions to the community have been acknowledged with awards including finalist for the Chamber Member of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year – Douglas College Self Employment Program, as well as recipient of the JM McBeth award of merit from CGA BC.
Parm graduated from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and qualified with KPMG with his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation.
He received the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2005 and has over 20 years of experience in private and public practice.
Parm has worked in the private industry at the Controller and CFO levels in medium and large sized businesses.His experiences have provided a valuable foundation to advise his clients in their personal or corporate taxes.
As a Chartered Professional Accountant, Parm is governed by the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants’ Rules of Professional Conduct. He always strives to operate at the highest level of professional standards.
Proactive tax planning and business advice, integrity and reliability are what can be expected from clients when working with Parm.