• Russ Wilson<br>Partner
    Russ Wilson
    Partner
  • Russ Wilson<br>Partner
    Russ Wilson
    Partner

    Russ, who became a Partner in the firm in 1995, joined Johnsen Archer LLP in 1990 after completing his Bachelor of Science with first class honours from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. While working at the firm, he obtained his C.A. designation with a place on the president's Honour Roll as one of the top ten candidates on the Uniform Final Exam. Russ brings a wealth of talents, combining a very sharp, analytical and creative mind with an infectious determination and an unfailing positive attitude. In addition to managing the office, his professional expertise is put to work for owner-managed businesses primarily in the construction, manufacturing, and distribution industries, and for family-run businesses.


    Russ describes Johnsen Archer LLP as a firm that "applies creative solutions to business problems with a focus on today's number one impediment to business: income tax. At Johnsen Archer LLP, you are dealing with a team, not just an individual accountant." As part of that team, Russ has hired "an unbeatable group of accountants who provide a level of service and expertise few even expect of their Chartered Accountants." The same forward thinking and determination Russ has brought to Johnsen Archer LLP, he brings to his clients, defining professional success as "wanting to come to work every day because I am working with happy and successful colleagues and clients."


    When he is not in the office, Russ loves to spend his time with his wife Linda and son, Bryce, enjoying the west coast lifestyle that first attracted him to Canada. He plays squash and swims, and is possibly the firm's worst golfer.


    Contact Russ: rwilson@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3395

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  • Robert Matty<br>Partner
    Robert Matty
    Partner
  • Robert Matty<br>Partner
    Robert Matty
    Partner

    Rob is the Partner overseeing personnel for the firm, as well as having overall responsibility for quality control and standards for our firm's accounting and audit practices.


    Rob has over a decade of public practice experience from two of the largest accounting firms in the country. In that time he worked primarily with private companies and not-for-profit organizations of all sizes from the smallest of businesses with less than 5 employees to large national companies with hundreds of employees. Rob also volunteers with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC. Along the way he has developed specialties in the financial services, manufacturing and distribution, and real estate sectors.


    Rob joined Johnsen Archer because of the opportunity to work in the community where he lives and to use a practical approach with his clients. He describes JA as a knowledgeable, dynamic, and creative firm with a client-focused team environment in which employees thrive.


    When not in the office, Rob enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and he is an avid golfer and skier.


    Contact Robert: rmatty@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3398

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  • Simran Bhatti, Tax Partner
    Simran Bhatti, Tax Partner
  • Simran Bhatti, Tax Partner
    Simran Bhatti, Tax Partner

    Simran is our Practice Leader overseeing our growing Tax Group at Johnsen Archer. He has years of public practice experience working with private companies and their shareholders finding the right solutions for their specific needs. Over the years, his clients have represented the entire private company spectrum, from smaller owner-managed enterprises to some of the largest private companies in Canada. He acts as mentor and coach to the managers and staff in our Tax Group.


    Simran takes pride in bringing new ideas to clients and helping them effectively manage their tax obligations in a practical manner. He also adapts his communication style to assist clients in understanding the ever-changing landscape of the Canadian tax system.


    Outside of the office, Simran enjoys spending time with his family and friends, watching sports and playing hockey.


    Contact Simran: sbhatti@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3401

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  • Leroy Van Spronsen<br>Partner
    Leroy Van Spronsen
    Partner
  • Leroy Van Spronsen<br>Partner
    Leroy Van Spronsen
    Partner

    Since obtaining his designation in 2001, Leroy has specialized in offering accounting, assurance, taxation, and business advisory services to privately held, owner managed enterprises. Leroy has enjoyed meeting the needs of a broad base of clients, including those in the construction and real estate, manufacturing and distribution, and professional service sectors.


    Leroy, a father of four and grandfather of one, is actively involved with his family, his church, and with the communities in which he works and plays. Leroy currently serves on the board of directors for Langley United Soccer Association and Affordable Housing Societies. When not working, Leroy enjoys time with family, behind the BBQ, in the rink, near a soccer pitch or being lost outdoors.


    Contact Leroy: lvanspronsen@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3396

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  • Darcie Kajan<br>Partner
    Darcie Kajan
    Partner
  • Darcie Kajan<br>Partner
    Darcie Kajan
    Partner

    Darcie received her Bachelor of Technology in Accounting from the B.C. Institute of Technology as an honor roll student and as well, received the Dean’s Award, the Bachelor of Technology Achievement Award, and the CA Education Foundation Award.


    She began her career in public practice in 2001 and has worked at two of Canada’s largest accounting firms prior to joining Johnsen Archer. In the last several years, Darcie has specialized in privately held companies, particularly owner-managed enterprises, providing accounting, assurance, taxation, and business advisory services. She has experience in many areas including construction, manufacturing, and agriculture.


    Darcie spends her free time golfing, hiking, snowshoeing, playing volleyball, and travelling.


    Contact Darcie: dkajan@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3391

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  • Rameez Nathu<br>Partner
    Rameez Nathu
    Partner
  • Rameez Nathu<br>Partner
    Rameez Nathu
    Partner

    Rameez started his career with a mid-sized firm in downtown Vancouver. When he moved to Johnsen Archer, he quickly realized public practice was his calling.


    Since joining Johnsen Archer, Rameez has focused on private companies providing accounting, taxation, assurance, and business advisory services. He has obtained a wealth of experience in a variety of industries including, but not limited to manufacturing, construction, and retail. Rameez also has experience with incorporated professionals including realtors, medical professionals, lawyers, engineers, and chiropractors. He particularly enjoys working with owner-managed businesses, supporting them to achieve their goals. He takes pride in helping his clients by going the extra mile—client service is his mantra.


    When Rameez is not advising clients, he enjoys spending time with his family. Rameez is an avid golfer and is consistently trying to better his game— even though he believes he is already the best golfer in the firm. He also takes an active role in mentoring incoming CPAs to realize their potential by helping to guide them through the Professional Education Program. He enjoys giving back to the community as evidenced by involvement in various charitable organizations.


    Contact Rameez: rnathu@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.501.2981

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  • Mimi Lee<br>Senior Manager
    Mimi Lee
    Senior Manager
  • Mimi Lee<br>Senior Manager
    Mimi Lee
    Senior Manager

    Mimi joined Johnsen Archer LLP after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Southern California. She articled and obtained her Chartered Accountant designation with Johnsen Archer in 1992.


    Mimi puts tremendous energy and many years of experience to work in a number of ways at the firm, primarily providing assurance, taxation and business advisory services for private companies and owner-managed business. Her work with clients is diverse, including such industries as construction, manufacturing, technology, and distribution.


    Mimi describes Johnsen Archer as a team of bright and energetic individuals. “We work together forming a collaborative resource pool that focuses on putting the interest of our clients as the first priority." As part of this team, Mimi believes it is vital to be forward thinking and stays current and creative through her commitment to lifelong learning. When Mimi is not at work at the office, she enjoys being with her family and friends and indulging in her passion for the performing arts.


    Contact Mimi: mlee@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3388

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  • Val Huculak<br>Senior Manager
    Val Huculak
    Senior Manager
  • Val Huculak<br>Senior Manager
    Val Huculak
    Senior Manager

    Val joined Johnsen Archer in 1989. Since that time, he successfully attained his professional designation and has become an integral part of the JA team. Val also holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor of Commerce degree, both from the University of Alberta.


    As Audit Manager, Val puts his years of experience to work primarily with manager-owned businesses in such industries as construction and manufacturing--performing reviews and audits with a keen eye for detail. He also reviews our staff accountants' work and practices in the area of corporate taxation.


    Val describes Johnsen Archer as "a very progressive and service-oriented public accounting firm, willing to do what it takes to meet the clients' needs. We offer clients continuity so they have one face they can feel comfortable with, one person working with them." Val's clients appreciate his focused, no-nonsense approach and his ability to listen to their needs.


    Like all members of the Johnsen Archer team, Val is committed to lifelong learning. When not at work, he spends his time studying--new software, new trends in the profession, new ways to help his clients meet their goals.


    Contact Val: vhuculak@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3389

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  • Rana Sangha<br>Senior Manager<br>Director of Human Resources
    Rana Sangha
    Senior Manager
    Director of Human Resources
  • Rana Sangha<br>Senior Manager<br>Director of Human Resources
    Rana Sangha
    Senior Manager
    Director of Human Resources

    Rana started with Johnsen Archer in 1995, became a Manager in 2000, and Senior Manager in 2004. In her many years with JA, Rana has been responsible for a variety of jobs such as coordinating the preparation of personal tax returns, managing the annual preparation of corporate financial statements and tax returns, and coordinating the preparation of T3, T4, and T5 corporate and trust filing with the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency. Her diligent work and dedication to the firm makes Rana an excellent supervisor to the firm's articling students.


    Rana describes Johnsen Archer as, "challenging, informative, and a great opportunity for learning. We deal with complex issues and the work is very diverse and interesting. The Johnsen Archer team consists of hard working, intelligent individuals specializing in the various information functions such as accounting, taxation, and auditing, giving us the ability to provide our clients with a broad resource pool within the firm."


    She emphasizes, "our clients are our number one priority and all our decisions focus on what best serves their needs. We are able to communicate on a personal level and still maintain the level of professionalism required to meet those needs."


    Being a working mother with an active home life, when she is not hard at work at the Johnsen Archer office, Rana keeps very busy enjoying the time with her family.


    Contact Rana: rsangha@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3399

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  • Sarah Kikkert<br>Senior Manager<br>Director of Standards
    Sarah Kikkert
    Senior Manager
    Director of Standards
  • Sarah Kikkert<br>Senior Manager<br>Director of Standards
    Sarah Kikkert
    Senior Manager
    Director of Standards

    Sarah joined Johnsen Archer as a Senior Manager from a "Big 4" accounting firm where she worked for over 8 years with private companies and owner-managed businesses. Sarah has a degree in engineering from Queen’s University and a Master’s degree in Mathematics. She obtained her CA in 2007 after several years studying by distance education while raising a young family.


    Sarah has worked exclusively with private companies throughout her career and has significant experience with companies in and serving the construction industry, as well as manufacturing, real estate, and not-for-profit organizations. Sarah brings a proficient technical knowledge of Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises, as well as experience with IFRS and US GAAP.


    When Sarah is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, and golfing.


    Contact Sarah:skikkert@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3397

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  • Kate Norris<br>Senior Manager
    Kate Norris
    Senior Manager
  • Kate Norris<br>Senior Manager
    Kate Norris
    Senior Manager

    Kate Norris started her career with an accounting firm in Victoria which specialized in cross-border personal tax. After completing her business degree, Kate moved to Vancouver to pursue her career and CA designation with PricewaterhouseCoopers before moving into her current role at Johnsen Archer in 2013. Kate completed her Masters of Professional Accounting at the University of Saskatchewan in 2011.


    Kate has worked with private and public companies in a number of industries including forestry, construction, manufacturing and retail. Kate's decision to move to Johnsen Archer was spurred by her desire to specialize in private company assurance and tax.


    Contact Kate: knorris@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3386

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  • Manny Brar<br>Senior Manager
    Manny Brar
    Senior Manager
  • Manny Brar<br>Senior Manager
    Manny Brar
    Senior Manager

    Manny Brar joined Johnsen Archer LLP in 2010. He has a Diploma in Financial Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the B.C. Institute of Technology. He obtained his Certified General Accountant designation in 2012 and also holds the Certified Financial Planner designation. He brings an extensive amount of client service and business experience to Johnsen Archer having worked in the banking and financial planning industries for several years prior to pursuing a career in public practice.


    Since joining Johnsen Archer LLP, his professional experience includes focusing on private companies providing accounting, taxation, assurance, and business advisory services. He is a valuable member of the management team helping coordinate the training and development of staff, assisting with various processes and standards of the firm, as well as helping with external recruitment programs. In addition, Manny is also a Facilitator for the CPA Professional Education Program helping coach and mentor future CPA’s as they pursue their designation.


    In his free time, Manny enjoys spending time with his family and friends, travelling, playing ball hockey, biking, and staying active as much as possible.


    Contact Manny: mbrar@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3404

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  • Tara Hauck<br>Senior Tax Manager
    Tara Hauck
    Senior Tax Manager
  • Tara Hauck<br>Senior Tax Manager
    Tara Hauck
    Senior Tax Manager

    Tara is a member of the tax department at Johnsen Archer LLP. Tara received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 2006 and her CA designation in 2008. Tara started her career at another local mid-sized firm where she gained a variety of advisory experience in both public and private companies before specializing in tax.


    Tara has completed all levels of the In-Depth Tax Course. Most recently Tara has added indirect tax advisory services to her list of specialties, including the In-Depth GST/HST course as well as specialized indirect tax courses in real estate and non-profits. Another of Tara’s specialties is resolving issues with the Canada Revenue Agency.


    Tara takes pride on delivering quality client service and being a trusted resource for her clients.


    When not working, Tara enjoys spending time with her family, travelling to different parts of the world, and experimenting in the kitchen.


    Contact Tara: thauck@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3403

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  • Mandeep Bains<br>Senior Tax Manager
    Mandeep Bains
    Senior Tax Manager
  • Mandeep Bains<br>Senior Tax Manager
    Mandeep Bains
    Senior Tax Manager

    Mandeep Bains is a Senior Manager and tax specialist working in the Johnsen Archer LLP Tax Group. Mandeep obtained his CPA/CA designation in 2012 and brings many strengths to our team. Previously working at another mid-sized firm, Mandeep gained experience in many of the tax issues facing the owners of private companies today including cross-border planning, the review of complex personal and corporate tax returns, corporate reorganizations, and estate and succession planning.


    Mandeep has completed all levels of the In-Depth Tax Course and specializes in tax compliance and advisory services in broad range of industry areas.


    When not working, Mandeep enjoys spending time with family, watching football, and travelling.


    Contact Mandeep: mbains@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604-635-8113

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  • Inderpal Grewal <br>Senior Tax Manager
    Inderpal Grewal
    Senior Tax Manager
  • Inderpal Grewal <br>Senior Tax Manager
    Inderpal Grewal
    Senior Tax Manager

    Inderpal Grewal received his BBA Honours from Simon Fraser University in 2013 and passed the CFE in 2015. He began his career at another local mid-size firm where he articled in the audit and assurance group and obtained his CPA designation in 2016. Following an international secondment that same year, Inderpal transitioned from the audit group to the tax group and completed all levels of the In-Depth Tax Program in 2019.


    Inderpal’s professional experience includes tax compliance and advisory services for clients in a wide range of industries, including both Canadian residents and non-residents.


    When not working, Inderpal enjoys spending time with family, staying active and travelling.


    Contact Inderpal: mbains@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604-501-2947

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  • Nim Gill<br>Senior Manager
    Nim Gill
    Senior Manager
  • Nim Gill<br>Senior Manager
    Nim Gill
    Senior Manager

    Nim began her career in 2011 at one of Canada’s largest accounting firms where she worked in the private services group for approximately 8 years for a broad range of industry areas. Prior to joining Johnsen Archer, she spent a year working for a mid-sized firm in San Francisco predominantly in the technology sector for both public and private companies. Nim holds a B.Comm from the UBC Sauder School of Business. She achieved her CA designation in 2014.


    Contact Nim: ngill@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.501.2822

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  • Kaitlyn Nebert <br>Senior Manager
    Kaitlyn Nebert
    Senior Manager
  • Kaitlyn Nebert <br>Senior Manager
    Kaitlyn Nebert
    Senior Manager

    Kaitlyn Nebert started her career at Johnsen Archer LLP in 2015, while completing her BBA in Accounting at Douglas College. After finishing her BBA in Accounting she enrolled in the CPA program as well as the Masters of Accounting program at the University of Saskatchewan.


    Kaitlyn enjoys the diversity that the accounting profession offers; over the years she has had the opportunity to work with clients in numerous industries including construction, manufacturing, and mortgage brokers. She has experience with reviews, audits, financial reporting, and corporate and personal tax planning. Kaitlyn prides herself on taking the time develop client relationships and offer exceptional client service.


    Kaitlyn serves on both the social and training committee’s at Johnsen Archer LLP. She believes it’s important to make the workplace a fun environment while building relationships with colleagues.


    When Kaitlyn is not working she enjoys traveling (especially road trips to multiple states), running, hiking, snowboarding, crime podcasts, and spending time with family, friends and her dog Luna.


    Contact Kaitlyn: knebert@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.8116

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  • Jeremy Heppenstall<br>Senior Manager
    Jeremy Heppenstall
    Senior Manager
  • Jeremy Heppenstall<br>Senior Manager
    Jeremy Heppenstall
    Senior Manager

    Jeremy began his accounting career in 2015 with Smythe LLP in Vancouver and wrote and passed the CFE in 2017 achieving his CPA designation in 2018. He is passionate about working with small and medium sized privately held companies to provide thorough accounting, assurance, and taxation services and advice. He has experience in many areas including: real estate, manufacturing, technology, and not-for-profit. Jeremy prides himself on being able to provide value added advice to the clients he works with assisting them on all their accounting and tax needs.


    Jeremy moved out to the Fraser Valley in 2021 and moved to Johnsen Archer shortly thereafter. In his spare time he loves hiking, snowboarding, road trips, and spending time with his dog Chandler.


    Contact Jeremy: jheppenstall@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3402

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  • Jas Samra <br>Tax Manager
    Jas Samra
    Tax Manager
  • Jas Samra <br>Tax Manager
    Jas Samra
    Tax Manager

    Jas joined Johnsen Archer LLP in 2017. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and received his CPA/CGA designation in 2017.


    Jas specializes in corporate reorganizations and estate and succession planning.


    When Jas is not working he enjoys watching hockey and traveling.

    Contact Jas: jsamra@jallp.ca

    Phone: (604) 635-8114

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  • Steven Tanaka <br> Tax Manager
    Steven Tanaka
    Tax Manager
  • Steven Tanaka <br> Tax Manager
    Steven Tanaka
    Tax Manager

    Steven Tanaka joined Johnsen Archer’s accounting staff in 2015 working on a variety of audit, review, compilation and tax engagements until switching over to the tax team on a full-time basis in the spring of 2018. 


    Steven obtained his CPA designation in 2018 and his B.Comm (Hons.) from the Sauder School of Business at UBC. 


    Steven primarily works on tax compliance and advisory services for a broad range of industry areas.

    Contact Steven: stanaka@jallp.ca

    Phone: (604) 635-8114

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Business Development Manager

David Westdorp, 604-635-3392; 778-994-3414, vCard

Controller

April Chan, 604-501-2981‬

 

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Partners

Russ Wilson, 604-635-3395

Robert Matty, 604-635-3398

Leroy Van Spronsen, 604-635-3396

Darcie Kajan, 604-635-3391

Simran Bhatti, 604-635-3401

Rameez Nathu, 604-501-2981

Senior Managers

Mandeep Bains, Tax 604-635-8113

Manny Brar, 604-635-3404

Nim Gill, 604-501-2822

Inderpal Grewal, 604-501-2947

Tara Hauck, Tax 604-635-3403

Jeremy Heppenstall, 604-635-3402

Val Huculak, 604-635-3389

Sarah Kikkert, 604-635-3397

Mimi Lee, 604-635-3388

Kate Norris, 604-635-3386

Rana Sangha, 604-635-3399

Managers

Kaitlyn Nebert, 604-635-8116

Jas Samra, 604-635-8114

Steven Tanaka, 604-635-8118

Business Development Manager

David Westdorp, 604-635-3392; 778-994-3414

Controller

April Chan, 604-501-2981‬