Thomson Jaspar Staff

We take pride in our work and our people.

Our ability to service clients and the accessibility of our partners have enabled us to develop a large and loyal clientele. Our individual backgrounds create a broad experience base, which gives us the confidence to deal with every assignment presented to us.

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Brian M. Turnquist

Brian M. Turnquist   BComm, CPA, CA

bturnquist@thomsonjaspar.ca

Brian has been with Thomson Jaspar since 1985. He prides himself on communicating with clients in a way they can understand and providing them with timely service.

Obtained CA designation in 1984 while with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Professional and community activities, both past and present include:
  • Visionary Board, St. Paul’s United Church
  • Fundraising – Station 20 West
  • Committee member, Saskatoon Theological Union
  • Chairperson, McClure United Church
  • Board of trustees, McClure United Church
  • Chairperson, Development Committee, Board of Regents, St. Andrew’s College
  • Chairperson, Finance Committee, Board of Regents, St. Andrew’s College
  • Treasurer, East College Park Community Association
  • Director, Saskatchewan Combative Arts Association
  • Chairperson, McClure Place Association Inc.
  • Chairperson, McClure Place Foundation Inc.
  • Chairperson, 747 Breakfast Club
  • Chairperson and Treasurer, Kelsey Institute Foundation
  • Chairperson and Treasurer, Saskatoon Friendship Inn
  • Member, numerous committees, McClure United Church
  • Member, Sherbrooke Foundation fundraising committee
  • Speaker and Volunteer, Saskatoon United Way
  • Fundraising – Oliver Lodge Expansion
What you REALLY want to know about Brian!

Maybe I should… have a winery.
If I won the lottery I would… take Kathy to Tahiti.
It drives me bonkers when… people don’t use their signal lights.
When I was a kid I… wanted to be in the RCMP.
I miss… talking to my Dad.

Michael J. Gorniak

Michael J. Gorniak   BComm, CPA, CA

mgorniak@thomsonjaspar.ca

Michael has been with Thomson Jaspar since 2001. He specializes in corporate reorganizations, estate planning, family trusts, professional incorporation, business start-ups and buying and selling businesses.

Obtained BComm (with distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan in 1996.
Obtained CA designation in 1999 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Completed In-Depth Taxation program through the CICA in 2000.

Professional and community activities, both past and present include:
  • Chairperson, Future Opportunities Committee for the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairperson and Secretary, Synergy Breakfast Club
  • Director of Finance, 2004 Nokia Brier
  • Treasurer, Sutherland – Forest Grove Community Association
  • Vice President, Administration and Human Resources, 2007 World University Games Bid
  • Member, Numerous committees, McClure United Church
  • Board Member, McClure United Church
  • Volunteer, 2000 Labatt Brier
  • Director, PrimeWest Mortgage Investment Corporation
  • Assistant Coach, Clavet Minor Hockey – Initiation
  • Coach, Clavet Minor Hockey – Novice Tier II
  • Assistant Coach, girls Under 8 and Under 10 soccer
  • Coach, boys Under 8 soccer
  • Received the Schmeiser Spirit Award from the United Way of Saskatoon.
What’s on Michael’s mind?

My super hero name is… Mr. Accountant!
Look in my fridge and you’ll find… at least 10 different kinds of beers.
I love… the Saskatchewan Roughriders! I’m a huge fan. My wife is a close second!
I will always… wear a watch.
If I could go back in time… I’d play for the Montreal Canadians from 1956 to 1960.

Rodney J. Trayhorne

Rodney J. Trayhorne   MPAcc, CPA, CA

rtrayhorne@thomsonjaspar.ca

Rodney has been with Thomson Jaspar since 2005. He is dedicated to helping clients achieve business success by establishing practical and sound tax and financial processes.
 

Obtained BComm (with distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan in 2003.
Obtained Masters of Professional Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan in 2004.
Obtained CA designation in 2006.

Professional and community activities, both past and present include:
  • Member, Prince Albert and Saskatoon Kinsmen Clubs
  • Chairperson, Kinsmen Car Award
  • Treasurer, Kinsmen District 3 (Saskatchewan)
  • Treasurer, Prince Albert Kinsmen Club
  • Treasurer, Kinsmen Sports Celebrity Dinner
  • Educational Co-ordinator, Building Business Connections Breakfast Club
Bet you didn’t know this about Rodney.

If I had one wish I’d… ask to have more time to spend with my children.
Why do I… always have to win?
People say I’m… honest and sometimes a little too honest.
My friends call me… trustworthy and dependable.
I never want to… regret trying something new.

Amberlea Chabot

Amberlea Chabot   BComm, CPA, CA

achabot@thomsonjaspar.ca

Amberlea became partner at Thomson Jaspar in January 2013. Prior to becoming partner she articled and obtained her designation as a Chartered Accountant at Thomson Jaspar.

Obtained BComm (with distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan in 2002.
Obtained CA designation in 2005.
Completed the CICA In-depth Tax Course in 2010.

Professional and community service activities, both past and present include:
  • Director, Saskatoon Friends of Students and Kids Inc.
  • Treasurer, Saskatoon Friends of Students and Kids Inc.
  • Member, Audit Committee, Saskatoon Community Foundation
  • Director, Saskatoon Community Foundation
  • Secretary, 747 Breakfast Club
Your thoughts, Amberlea?

Maybe I should… learn to fly.
I love… hiking in the mountains.
I don’t understand… why everyone doesn’t find tax interesting.
My friends call me… because I don’t like texting.
My guilty pleasure is… chocolate.

Rick Peddle

Rick J. Peddle  BComm, FCPA, FCA

rpeddle@thomsonjaspar.ca

Rick has been with Thomson Jaspar since 2010. He loves helping clients understand their personal and business finances, and strives to help clients build successful businesses and become financially secure through proper planning.

Obtained BComm from the University of Saskatchewan in 1995.
Obtained Chartered Professional Accountant designation 1998.

Worked for eight years as a manager at Deloitte doing large corporate audit, five years as controller at Philom Bios Inc., and three years as Partner at Salamon Ratzlaff Chartered Accountants.

Professional and community activities, both past and present include:
  • Member, Saskatoon Kinsmen Club (Past President)
  • Member, Saskatchewan Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (Past President)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan (Past President)
  • Kinsmen Community Learning Commons (Volunteer Co-Project Lead)
  • Creative Saskatchewan (Board Member)
Accolades:
  • Youngest CA to ever receive the honorary “Fellow Chartered Accountant” or FCA, which is awarded by the Institute of Chartered Accountants for distinctive service to the profession and the community
  • Awarded the inaugural “SYPE Peddle Award” in 2008 for contributions to the Saskatchewan Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs
  • Awarded the inaugural George Baxter Foundation’s “Early Achievement” award recognizing Chartered Accountants who contribute significantly to their profession and community in the first ten years as a Chartered Accountant
  • Award the CTV “100 People, 100 Reasons” award in 2006 for being one of the 100 people that makes Saskatoon a great place to live
  • Awarded the Peter Gzowski award in 2008 by READ Saskatoon
  • Awarded the Kinsmen of the Year by the District 3 Kin (Provincial) 2012
  • Awarded the Kinsmen of the Year by the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon, 2010 and 2012
Some of Rick's thoughts

When I was a kid I… loved pretending I was one of the "Duke Boys."
I’ve always wanted to… be a NASCAR driver.
If I could go back in time…I would buy a bunch of muscle cars in the late 60s and early 70s.
My hidden talent is… making the cheesiest Kraft Dinner (my kids say I’m the "King of Kraft Dinner").
Somewhere, someone is… on a beach. With a cold beer.

Bryce Williams

Bryce Williams  BComm, CPA, CA

bwilliams@thomsonjaspar.ca

Bryce has been with Thomson Jaspar since 2006, articled with Thomson Jaspar and obtained his designation with Thomson Jaspar. Bryce manages the day-to-day operations of the firm as well as specializing in business valuations.

Obtained BComm from the University of Saskatchewan in 2003.
Obtained CA designation in 2007.
Currently enrolled in CBV program of studies.

Professional and community activities, both past and present include:
  • Director of Finance, Saskatoon Ultimate Disc-Sport Society
  • Finance Committee, Gateway Music Festival
  • Affiliate Member, Collaborative Lawyers of Saskatchewan
What's up, Bryce?

I love… spending time with family at the lake.
I don’t understand… how we know so much about black holes.
My friends call me… a Seattle Seahawks homer.
If I won the lottery I would… travel the world with my family.
It drives me bonkers when… clothes hangers are not all the same direction.
When I was a kid I… found jeans too "pooky."

Counsel to the Firm

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R. Keith Thomson   BComm, CPA, CA

kthomson@thomsonjaspar.ca

Keith has been with Thomson Jaspar since he and Arnie Shaw established the firm in 1980. Keith’s entire career has been spent in public accounting and over the years he has been called upon to provide advice with respect to valuation and income taxation in numerous areas.

Obtained BComm (with honors and distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan in 1972.
Obtained CA designation in 1974 while with Price Waterhouse in Calgary, Alberta.
Worked as a specialist in income taxation with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells in Saskatoon from 1975 through 1980.

Professional and community activities, both past and present include:
  • Board member, International Association of Professional Accountants
  • Board member, Saskatoon Regional Health Authority
  • Chairperson, St. Paul's Hospital (Grey Nuns') Saskatoon
  • Chairperson, St. Paul's Hospital Foundation Inc.
  • President, Saskatoon Club
  • President, Riverside Country Club
  • Chairperson, Taxation Committee, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan
  • Treasurer, Saskatoon Visitor and Convention Bureau
  • Board member, Saskatoon United Way
  • Board member, Saskatoon Prairieland Exhibition Corporation
  • Treasurer, Estate Planning Council of Saskatoon
  • Committee member, Saskatoon Symphony Fundraising Committee
  • Sessional Lecturer in Taxation, College of Commerce, University of Saskatchewan
  • Group Discussion Leader, CICA In-Depth Tax Course, Esterel, Quebec
  • Accepted the Distinguished Community Service Award, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan in 2002
What's Keith thinking?

I am… most likely on the golf course.
If I had one wish… I would live closer to my children.
I don’t understand… why drivers are always in such a hurry.
My friends call me… "The Little General," sometimes "General" for short.
Is it true that… your biggest worries never happen at all?

Jayson Peace

Jayson Peace
MPAcc, MSTax(US), CPA, CA, CPA(Illinois)

jpeace@thomsonjaspar.ca
Dallas Green

Dallas L. Green
BComm, CPA, CGA

dgreen@thomsonjaspar.ca
Shannon Rogal

Shannon Rogal
MPAcc, CPA, CA

srogal@thomsonjaspar.ca
Travis Thornhill

Travis Thornhill
BComm, CPA, CA

tthornhill@thomsonjaspar.ca
Braden Turnquist

Braden Turnquist
MPAcc, CPA, CA

bradent@thomsonjaspar.ca
Denille Yungmann

Denille Yungmann
MPAcc, CPA, CA

dyungmann@thomsonjaspar.ca
Krista Yates

Krista Yates
BComm, CPA, CA

kyates@thomsonjaspar.ca

Melanie Bozic

mbozic@thomsonjaspar.ca

Natalya Dygalo

ndygalo@thomsonjaspar.ca

Catherine Friesen

cfriesen@thomsonjaspar.ca

Maureen Ireland CPA, CMA

mireland@thomsonjaspar.ca

Pat Mar-Collier BComm

pmarcollier@thomsonjaspar.ca

Lorraine McDonald

lmcdonald@thomsonjaspar.ca

Travis Miller BComm

tmiller@thomsonjaspar.ca

Andrea Papouches

apapouches@thomsonjaspar.ca

Kaitlin Schmitt

kschmitt@thomsonjaspar.ca

Jeremy Shurygalo BComm

jshurygalo@thomsonjaspar.ca

Matthew Skotheim BComm

mskotheim@thomsonjaspar.ca

Allison Toews CPA, CA

atoews@thomsonjaspar.ca

Randy Wilk CPA, CGA

rwilk@thomsonjaspar.ca

To Serve and Connect.

Your business is OUR business

The choice of professional advisors is seldom easy, whether it be an accountant or any other professional. At Thomson Jaspar, we feel we have carved out a special niche in the market place. We are large enough to provide a wide variety of services on a timely basis.

Small Business Services

  • Full service firm
  • Corporate structure planning
  • Financial statement preparation – Notice to Reader and Review Engagements
  • Corporate tax returns – Shareholder and business tax planning (family trusts, holding companies, dividends)
  • Bookkeeping training

Personal Tax Services

  • Preparation of personal income tax returns
  • Types – proprietor, farming, rental, estate

Business Valuation Services

  • Purchase and sale of business
  • Litigation support
  • Matrimonial settlement
  • Succession planning
  • Analysis and critique

Specialty Tax Service

  • Incorporations
  • Asset transfers
  • Reorganizations
  • Succession planning and implementation
  • Amalgamations and Wind-ups
  • Purchase and sale of business
  • Estate planning

Where We Are.

Phone: 306-244-4414
Toll Free: 1-800-579-4414
Fax: 306-244-1545
Address: 400-15 23rd St E Saskatoon, SK S7K 0H6
Email: general@thomsonjaspar.ca

Hours

8:00am to 5:00pm except July and August are 8:00am until 4:30pm

Opportunities For You.

Do you dream about numbers? Do taxes excite you? We are always looking for ambitious, hard working people to work with us at Thomson Jaspar! If this describes you, submit your resume to bwilliams@thomsonjaspar.ca.

Income Tax Preparer (Seasonal)

We are seeking an individual with personal tax preparation experience to help during tax season. The contract position starts at or near the beginning of March and runs until the end of April, with the potential for extension into May. Hourly contract rate will be commensurate with training and experience.

Profile:

  • Ability to handle multiple assignments
  • Ability to self-manage
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work independently

Duties:

  • Prepare Canadian personal tax returns and related schedules
  • Communication with the Canada Revenue Agency and clients
  • Pre-assessment and/or processing review tax compliance work (if needed)

If you are interested in an excellent opportunity in a distinctive work environment, please apply in confidence to Bryce Williams, CA at bwilliams@thomsonjaspar.ca.

Tax Accountant

Thomson Jaspar & Associates has an exceptional opportunity for an experienced public practice tax accountant to service our diverse and ever-expanding client base.

Although service to our clients is our primary concern we do our very best to ensure a quality life-work balance for our team members. If you are interested in an excellent career opportunity in a distinctive work environment, please apply in confidence to Bryce Williams, CA at bwilliams@thomsonjaspar.ca.

Profile:

  • CA designation (minimum requirement is completion of UFE and audit hours) or CMA or CGA designation
  • Completion or currently enrolled in CICA In-Depth Tax Course
  • At least three years small business accounting and tax experience
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and clients, good organizational skills, a positive attitude and an ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to use tax expertise to provide proactive advice
  • A genuine interest in tax and business issues

Duties:

  • Assist in client tax planning
  • Tax research, consulting and preparing tax compliance obligations
  • Review corporate, personal, partnership and trust tax returns
  • Special tax work such as rollovers, estate freezes, SRED claims, etc.
  • Providing tax provision support to small business
  • Advise small business clients on Canadian tax implications

Chartered Accountant

Thomson Jaspar & Associates has an exceptional opportunity for a Chartered Accountant in public practice to service our diverse and ever-expanding client base.

Although service to our clients is our primary concern we do our very best to ensure a quality life-work balance for our team members. If you are interested in an excellent career opportunity in a distinctive work environment, please apply in confidence to Bryce Williams, CA at bwilliams@thomsonjaspar.ca.

Profile:

  • CA designation (minimum requirement is completion of UFE and audit hours)
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and clients, good organizational skills, a positive attitude and an ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Caseware, Caseview and TaxPrep knowledge

Duties:

  • Servicing small business clients
  • Work closely with partners and staff on compilation and review engagements (no audit work)
  • Review corporate, personal, partnership and trust tax returns
  • Willing to work reasonable overtime hours during busy season (January to April)

TJ at Play.

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All work and no play makes Thomson Jaspar a dull firm, and nobody wants that. Even though we work hard, we also make sure we take some time to play!