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Jeff Goldberg, BBA, MBA, CPA, CA, LPA, CPA (Illinois)
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.
Philip Goldband, BComm, CPA, CA, LPA, CFP, CPA (Illinois)
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.
Peter Poulimenakos, BComm, CPA, CA, LPA
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.
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.
YongHo Choi, BA, CPA, CA, LPA, CPA (Delaware)
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 has completed the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course. When not at work, YongHo can be found playing blues guitar.
Ed But, BBA, CPA, CA,
Edward obtained his BBA at the University of Toronto. Before joining the Firm in 2011, he worked at a local CPA firm to hone his skillset in public accounting. Edward has a keen interest in taxation and has completed the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course. He focuses on tax services for small and medium sized owner managed businesses. Edward provides proactive advice to his clients in minimizing their tax exposure with strategies that are tailored to their specific circumstances and stages in the life cycle of their business.
Edward currently acts as treasurer of a not-for-profit organization in Downtown Toronto. When not at work, Edward loves playing video games, travelling around the world, and spending time with his family.
Ahmed Abdullahi, CPA, CGA, ACCA
Ahmed Abdullahi specializes in financial reporting & analysis including assurance engagements. He is also an expert in corporate, personal & estate tax planning and payroll regulatory compliance. He is good at building long-term client relations and mentoring staff members. Ahmed obtained his Bachelor of Administrative Studies (Honours in Accounting) at York University and is a designated member of CPA, CGA and ACCA (UK). When not working, Ahmed enjoys travelling and playing soccer with his children.