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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Rami KabbaraSenior Associate
  • B.Comm

Rami completed his articling at PwC after graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Balamand, specializing in auditing and accounting. He joined Abacus to continue his focus on assurance, leading engagement teams in successfully completing audits, reviews, compilations and various other financial reporting-related engagements. Rami focuses on delivering prompt and comprehensive advise to his client base.

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Khrystyna ZhovnirchykAssociate
  • 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 ChibukhchyanAssociate
  • 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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