FINANCIAL SERVICES

RYAN PETERSON, CPA, CA, CBV

Audit Principal and Senior Manager of Financial Services

Phone: (204) 231-0534
Mobile: (204) 228-4668
ryan@onbusiness.ca

Ryan has served a wide range of industry sectors since entering public practice in 2001, with experience in the areas of audit, tax, and accounting. Ryan has extensive experience with owner managed businesses, including small to medium enterprises, with a focus on manufacturing, hospitality, professional services, and numerous other industries. Ryan takes a close interest in working with his clients to assist them in the success of their businesses, as well as ensuring they continue to tie these business goals to their personal goals.

Ryan’s background also includes experience in audit and assurance engagements, including the audit of numerous not-for-profit organizations as well as the audit of publicly listed entities.

In addition, Ryan has also specialized in the areas of business valuation where he has prepared valuations of businesses for use in succession planning, acquisition and divesting, while working closely with his clients to ensure a successful transition of the business.

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Position: Senior Manager of Financial Services

  • Business advisor; Coach
  • Financial statement services (audit, review, notice to reader)
  • Corporate and personal tax services
  • Business Valuations
  • Litigation Support

Designations and Degrees:

  • Chartered Accountant – 2005
  • Chartered Business Valuator – 2010
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree – 2003

Outside Interests:

  • Ryan loves spending time with his children, particularly fishing and playing at the beach
  • Ryan has been involved with various committees with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba and currently serves on the CPA Conference Committee
  • Ryan is a former director and the Past President of the Better Business Bureau serving Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario (2005 – 2015)
  • Previously served as a director and President of Day Nursery Centre, including terms as Treasurer and Vice President (2006 – 2012)

SCOTT JOHANNSON, CPA, CA

Senior Manager of Financial Services

Phone: (204) 985-4008
scottj@onbusiness.ca

Scott has been employed in public practice since 1999 with experience providing audit and accounting services to a broad range of clients in various industries and providing income tax planning and compliance services to individuals and corporations. Scott has strong experience in the farming, trucking, and small manufacturing industries, including providing consulting to these industries. Scott has worked closely with First Nation Communities providing auditing, forensic, and consulting services. Prior to Scott’s entry into public practice, he had several years of experience in the hospitality industry.

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Position: Senior Manager of Financial Services 

  • Business Advisor, Coach
  • Financial Statement Services, NTR, RU, AUD
  • Corporate and Personal taxation

Designation:

  • Chartered Accountant – 2002

BARRY MINISH, CPA, CA

Associate

Phone: (204) 985-4000
barrym@onbusiness.ca

Main Focus:

  • Small business support
  • Financial statements
  • Corporate and personal tax
  • Business and financial consulting

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Designation: 

  • B.Sc. Geology – 1970
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) – 1980
  • Chartered Accountant designation – 1983

Outside interests:

  • Golf and the Caribbean

MEGHAN EIDSE, CPA, CA

Manager of Financial Services

Phone: (204) 231-2461
meghan@onbusiness.ca

Meghan’s background includes experience in audit and other assurance engagements including the audit of numerous not-for-profit organizations as well as the audit of private and publicly listed entities. Meghan also has extensive experience with owner managed businesses, including small to medium enterprises.

Meghan’s responsibilities include supervision and completion of the firm’s audit engagements. Her extensive experience in this area allows us to provide value added services to our clients, including recommendations in such areas as internal control improvements and overall corporate governance.

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Position: Manager of Financial Services

  • Financial statement services (audit and review)
  • Corporate and personal tax services

Designations and Degrees:

  • Chartered Accountant – 2011
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree – 2009

Outside Interests:

  • Meghan is married and enjoys travelling with her husband and spending time baking and golfing
  • Meghan previously served as the Director and Treasurer of Day Nursery Centre

ERIC SILVA, CPA, CA

Manager of Financial Services

Phone: (204) 985-6764
eric@onbusiness.ca

Eric has been employed in public practice since 2003 with experience providing accounting services to a broad range of clients in various industries.

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Position: Manager of Financial Services

  • Financial Statement Services
  • Personal/Corporate Taxation
  • Assurance Services

Designations and Degrees: 

  • Chartered Accountant – 2011
  • Asper School of Business Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) – 2005

MELISSA YAMADA, CPA, CA

Manager Financial Services

Phone: (204) 985-6763
melissay@onbusiness.ca

Melissa’s background includes experience in audit and other assurance engagements including the audit of not-for-profit organizations. Melissa has extensive experience in the audit of smaller not-for-profit organizations, including numerous day care centres. Melissa also works with a number of owner managed businesses, providing accounting and tax services.

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Position: Manager of Financial Services

  • Financial statement services (audit, review, notice to reader)
  • Corporate and personal tax services

Degree:

  • Chartered Accountant – 2013
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree – 2011

Outside Interests:

  • Melissa currently serves as the Treasurer of Day Nursery.
  • Melissa is involved in the recruitment of new CPA students for the firm

KEVIN FROESE, CPA

Financial Services Advisor

Phone: (204) 231-6759
kevin@onbusiness.ca

Kevin became a member of the ONBusiness team in 2013 and has experience providing accounting services to a broad range of clients in various industries.

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Education: 

  • Chartered Professional Accountant – 2016
  • Asper School of Business Bachelor of Commerce – December 2013
Outside interests: 

Kevin is married with a daughter and enjoys cooking, playing slo-pitch, and fantasy football

SARAH KARASIUK

Financial Services Advisor

Phone: (204) 231-5488
sarah@onbusiness.ca

Main Focus:
  • Financial statement services (audit, review, and notice to reader)
  • Corporate and personal tax services

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Education:
  • Business Administration Diploma – Red River College – 2012
  • Finished CGA portion of the CGA program (levels 1-4 and PACE) – 2015
  • Currently enrolled in Laurentien University to finish a Bachelor of Commerce Degree
Outside interest:
  • In her free time Sarah loves playing sports such as soccer, slo-pitch, volleyball, and basketball, as well as spending time with family and friends at the cabin.

CHRIS MAXFIELD

Financial Services Advisor

Phone: (204) 985-6767
chris@onbusiness.ca

Chris became a member of the ONBusiness team in Spring 2015. Chris is currently enrolled in The CPA Prerequisite Education Program (CPA PREP).

JULIE PETERS

Financial Services Advisor (Steinbach)

Phone: (204) 326-3849
julie@onbusiness.ca

Julie has been employed in public practice since 2000, spending part of that time in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She has worked with a broad range of clients, at times specializing in Agriculture and Oil & Gas companies.

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Position: Financial Services Advisor 

  • Financial Statement Services
  • Personal/Corporate Taxation

Education: 

  • Business Administration Diploma, Accounting Major with Honours – 2000

Outside Interests: 

  • Julie is married and has one son. She enjoys travelling and scrapbooking those travels.

GRACE REIMER, CPA, CGA

Financial Services Advisor

Phone: (204) 985-4009
grace@onbusiness.ca

Grace has been employed as an accountant and assisitant controller for various corporations since 2003, but has recently made the switch to public practice. She has experience in the manufacturing and transportation industries.

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Position: Financial Services Advisor
  • Financial Statement Services
  • Personal/Corporate Taxation

Education:

  • Certified General Accountant – 2008
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree – 2003

Outside Interests:

  • Grace is married and has a 3-year old son
  • She loves spending time with family and friends
  • She is involved with Sunday School and the Church bookstore

CANDY SMITH

Financial Services Advisor

Phone: (204) 985-6769
candy@onbusiness.ca

Candy has benefited from 20 years of working with ONBusiness Solutions. Prior to joining the firm, Candy worked in public accounting and the private sector as an accountant for over 10 years. Candy manages a diversified portfolio of small to medium-size businesses dealing with their day-to-day operations and year-end accounting needs.

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Financial Services Advisor

  • Financial Statement Services
  • Personal/Corporate/Estate Taxation

Education: 

Certified Management Accountant – 4th Level

Outside interests:

  • Candy is married with two boys
  • Treasurer of the Advisory Council at her children’s school
  • Involved with the Pembina Trails School Division International Student Program
  • Enjoys crafts, cooking, and community fundraising

RYAN WATSON

Financial Services Advisor

Phone: (204) 237-0033
ryanw@onbusiness.ca

Ryan became a member of the ONBusiness team in Winter 2016. Ryan is currently enrolled in The CPA Prerequisite Education Program (CPA PREP).

Education: University of Winnipeg Bachelor of Business Administration – December 2015