Big firm capabilities. Small firm character. 

 

G&G Partnership (G&G) has been providing accounting, assurance, and creative tax minimization strategies to individuals, corporations and entrepreneurs for more than four decades.

Conveniently located in Toronto’s York Mills neighbourhood, we are a full-service entrepreneurial accounting firm with a wide range of professional services designed to simplify and add value to our client’s business needs. 

Our partners, Jeff Goldberg, Philip Goldband, Peter Poulimenakos and associate Debbie Spence bring a depth and breadth of experience. Together with our team of specialized senior professionals, we work to get to know our clients. We’ll recommend accounting and tax strategies, customized to your specific needs.

Our multi-disciplined approach provides traditional accounting services including audit, review and compilation of financial statements, as well as preparing corporate and personal tax returns.

But there’s much more to us than that.

We drill down with each and every client to create further value.

We develop and implement personalized tax strategies to minimize tax and assist in succession and estate planning, as well as develop insurance strategies where needed.

Our practice is situated in the Coldwater Business Centre, which is home to several other professionals in complementary disciplines, including lawyers, a business broker, and financial planners. Our relationships with our neighbours means we provide you and your business with a one-stop shop.

Partnering with G&G doesn't feel like a typical accounting firm relationship, because it's not.

Let us show you what G&G can do for you. 

 

Our approach is to start with the traditional areas of bookkeeping, accounting and tax services.

But this is just the beginning.
We then raise the bar for each and every client. 

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Accounting and Auditing

The core of our practice consists of traditional compilation, review and audit services. We tailor all accounting and auditing services to your specific requirements.  Assurance work (reviews and audits) can be prepared under any of the Canadian financial reporting frameworks, including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE) and Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit Organizations (ASNPO).

We also prepare cash flow projections for lenders, offer management information system recommendations and update IT applications.

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Estate and Retirement

Developing an estate and succession plan is integral to your financial success. It can be as simple as reviewing and updating an existing will with a codicil, or in more complex situations a complete reorganization of a corporate group with the introduction of holding companies and family trusts. 

 
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Corporate and Personal Tax

The complexities of Canadian income tax law, changes to Canada’s Income Tax Act and strict General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR) regulations require a serious commitment from a progressive practice. We have made this commitment.

Our focus is to develop tax strategies to minimize your tax, so you and your business retain as much after-tax income as possible.

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Management Advisory

Our partners are highly experienced in management advisory services for business owners and entrepreneurs. Our expertise includes cash flow projections, business valuations, financing proposals, developing business plans, R&D credits, government grants and much more. 

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Cross Border Tax

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has dramatically raised the bar with regards to an estimated 94 per cent of U.S. citizens who are living in Canada and abroad, and not filing U.S. tax and information returns.

New Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) legislation went into effect in 2014 and Canadian financial institutions are now reporting relevant account information to CRA, which is now legally required to provide this information to the IRS. Canadian corporations operating in the U.S. and vice versa is the new normal. We will identify the issues and ensure compliance.

G&G has made a significant commitment to creating a team of experienced CPAs dedicated to assist clients with their U.S. filing requirements. We are also Certifying Acceptance Agents for the IRS, which allows us to apply for IRS identification taxpayer numbers. 

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Computer Services and Support

You might wonder what computer services has to do with accounting?

No matter what your business, entrepreneurs and small business owners are responsible for managing all aspects of their company. Advising clients on the best financial software in the market means there’s one less thing for you to worry about.

Debbie Spence leads our IT division, providing customized support and advice to clients. Debbie specializes in the installation and implementation of the most up-to-date software for your small business accounting needs, including Sage 50 Canadian, AccountEdge and QuickBooks. 

Who we are

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Jeff Goldberg, BBA, MBA, CPA, CA, LPA, CPA  (Illinois)

Partner

As one of the founders and managing partners of the firm, Jeff's main focus is in providing tax and business consulting services to owner-managed businesses and professionals. These services also include reviewing investment strategies, estate planning for his clients and cross border tax compliance. Jeff holds a BBA and MBA from the Schulich School of Business. He received his CA designation in 1983 and his U.S. CPA designation in 2004. When not at the office, Jeff can be found spending quality time with his wife Sharon and their three kids, or working out at his home gym. Jeff is a huge sports fan and loves going to the Air Canada Centre to see the Raptors and the Leafs. 

jgoldberg@ggca.com


Philip Goldband, BComm, CPA, CA, LPA, CFP, CPA (Illinois) 

PArtner

As one of the founders and managing partners of the firm, Phil Goldband specializes in personal, corporate and estate tax planning for owner managed businesses and cross-border tax compliance. Phil’s strengths lie in saving and deferring his client’s tax burden. Phil also provides clients with expertise in estate administration and succession planning services.  As a designated CFP, he offers services in financial, retirement and insurance planning, as well as wealth management.  He is also a designated U.S. CPA. Giving back to the community is part of Phil’s makeup and he is the past Treasurer of Giant Steps Toronto, the Harold Green Theatre Company and was recently appointed Treasurer of Ve’ahavta. Phil enjoys the outdoors, especially hiking, and spending time with his wife and two boys.

pgoldband@ggca.com


Peter Poulimenakos, BComm, CPA, CA, LPA

Partner

Peter Poulimenakos has a proven track record in advising and managing critical issues for owner-managed family businesses, as well as multi-national companies. Peter specializes in corporate and personal tax saving strategies, purchase, sale and mergers, financial recovery, Human Resource improvements and assurance engagements. He joined G&G in 2003 and became a partner in 2006. Peter obtained his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Toronto. Outside of work, Peter is involved with the CPA Membership Program and spends his spare time with family and friends. 

PPOULIMENAKOS@GGCA.COM


Debbie Spence

Associate Partner

Debbie Spence has been with the firm since 1987, initially providing bookkeeping services for clients. Over the years, she has expanded her knowledge and experience to include all levels of assurance work.  She leads our IT division, advising clients in current software solutions to improve their business. She is also in charge of the firm’s quality control and is the firm’s privacy officer. Debbie has partnered with Sage (formerly Simply Accounting), QuickBooks and AccountEdge (formerly MYOB) in order to assist small business clients, and is a Microsoft Business Partner. In her spare time, Debbie likes to spend time at the water, whether it be on her boat on Lake Ontario, in her kayak on the Humber and Credit Rivers (or any other river), or in Niagara Falls.  

DSPENCE@GGCA.COM


Ed But, BBA, CPA, CA,

manager

Ed But specializes in small business and tax-related matters, as well as assurance engagement and reorganization. He enjoys working with owner-managed businesses in servicing their corporate and personal accounting needs, including building proactive tax plans to minimize taxes. Ed loves to travel.


Vivian Xu,  B.Econ, CPA (Illinois).  

manager

Vivian Xu specializes in US and Canadian taxes. She helps clients solve cross border tax issues, U.S. tax filings and non-resident tax filings. Vivian also specializes in Estate and Trust compliance and administration. Vivian studied economics internationally and is a designated CPA in the U.S. When not working, Vivian enjoys travelling with her family. 

vxu@ggca.com


YongHo Choi,  BA, CPA, CA, CPA (Delaware)

MANAGER

YongHo specializes in private entity accounting, assurance services and corporate taxation, collaborating with clients to contribute to their business success. As well as assisting Canadian clients, YongHo has his U.S. CPA designation. He obtained his B.A. in Seoul, South Korea and is on the Board of Directors for the Korean Catholic Church Credit Union. When not at work, YongHo can be found playing blues guitar. 

ychoi@ggca.com