Team of Professionals

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Gus PatelPartner
  • CPA,
  • CA,
  • EET,
  • LPA

Gus’ background in engineering and accounting provides him with a unique perspective on servicing clients in many sectors. He has extensive experience in assisting clients with: tax advisory, remuneration strategies, business succession, indirect tax, voluntary disclosure applications, and CRA tax audits. Gus co-founded Abacus to provide his clientele with a comprehensive approach to tax, wealth management, and business planning.

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Joseph H. CassPartner
  • CPA,
  • CA,
  • LPA

Joseph Cass has extensive experience operating a sole proprietorship for many years. Prior to opening his own practice, Joseph worked at several mid-size public accounting firms where he honed his expertise of corporate taxation, estate planning, and transactions advisory. Joseph serves as the lead engagement partner on Abacus’ largest clients and meritoriously holds a lifetime membership with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

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Igor KostioutchenkoPartner
  • CPA,
  • CA,
  • CD,
  • CFE,
  • CIA,
  • LPA

Igor articled for Deloitte LLP after graduating with distinction from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. There he obtained his CPA, CA, CIA and CFE designations through requisite coursework and experience. Having mastered financial reporting (IFRS, ASPE, and US GAAP), advisory (restructuring, mergers, acquisitions and public market offerings), and taxation, Igor went on to co-found Abacus Group.

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Natalia SemerdjiManager
  • CPA,
  • CGA

Natalia, a graduate of York University’s Bachelor of Administrative Studies, majoring in Accounting, obtained her CGA and CPA designations after successfully completing post-graduate examinations and articling for a well-known Toronto public accounting firm. Subsequently, she completed CPA Canada’s In-Depth Tax Program while continuing to specialize in providing clients with extensive support with respect to corporate, personal, and indirect taxation. Natalia joined Abacus Group where she currently manages a diverse team and a substantial portfolio of clients requiring assistance with complex tax issues.

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Khrystyna ZhovnirchykIntermediate Associate
  • M.Acc

Khrystyna began her career with Abacus after graduating from the Precarpathian National University with an Honours Masters of Accounting and Audit . She specializes in assurance-related activities, including: audits, reviews, and compilations, fulfillment of regulatory tax filings associated with those engagements, and assistance with public market transactions (initial public offerings, restructuring, and accounting framework conversions).

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Gevorg ChibukhchyanIntermediate Associate
  • D.Acc

Gevorg joined Abacus after graduating from Georgian College with a Diploma in Accounting, specializing in computerized techniques and financial reporting. He specializes in implementing technology into his clients’ accounting workflows. Gevorg facilitates adoption of time-saving techniques, on-boarding cloud-based accounting packages, and compiling tax information for regulatory compliance work.

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Soojin KimIntermediate Associate
  • Candidate
  • CPA (US)

Soojin began her accounting career working with prominent public companies after obtaining her Bachelor’s in Business Administration in South Korea. She further honed her experience in Canada, having worked for small and medium-sized businesses and progressing through the CPA (US) program. She joined Abacus Group to leverage her multi-faceted experience with businesses in various stages of growth and to continue providing fast and reliable accounting, financial reporting, and performance measurement support to our clients.

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Evelina GolubievaJunior Associate

Evelina is a graduate of the Advanced Diploma Program in Accounting at George Brown College. She specializes in financial and management accounting as well as data analysis and financial modelling. At Abacus Group, she assists clients with various year-end and ongoing matters including: compilations, special reporting, personal and corporate tax returns, compliance filings, and financial modelling.

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