Rehan Ishaq, CPA, CA, M.Sc
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About Rehan …
Rehan is a highly accomplished, results-driven CPA, CA with extensive experience in assisting owners of small and medium sized business with their accounting, tax and business advisory needs. He has been described as a trusted business advisor with the demonstrated ability to streamline business operations; driving growth, increasing efficiency and bottom-line profit. He is skilled in developing and implementing accounting systems/processes and tax strategies, in addition to productivity improvements and change management. He possesses solid leadership, communication and interpersonal skills to establish rapport across all levels within an organization.
Rehan graduated from the University of Toronto (1997 Bachelor of Science, 1999 Master of Science). He further enhanced his education with a Diploma in Computer Programming (2000 Humber College) and ICAO credit courses (2004-2006 York University). Rehan is committed to keeping current on the latest accounting and tax developments, some highlights include:
- CPA Canada’s In-Depth Tax Course
- Knowledge Bureau – Advising Family Businesses
- Knowledge Bureau – Tax Planning for Corporate Owner-Managers
- Knowledge Bureau – Tax Planning for Incorporated Professionals
- AJAG – 2019 Accounting Standards for Private Enterprise
In 2001 Rehan joined JMO Business Systems Ltd, a business consulting firm, to assist small and medium sized businesses with process improvements using wireless technology and web-enabled systems.
In 2004 he joined Accenture, where his problem-solving capability was put to the test in the investment banking industry. At Accenture, Rehan was the lead developer on an abstraction layer for market data offerings for a global investment bank. His team designed and implemented new algorithms and business modules within the software suite to improve performance and create a more versatile, highly configurable system.
In 2006 Rehan joined KPMG LLP where he was part of the Audit and Assurance team. His clients included public and private enterprises in finance, manufacturing, distribution, logistics, automotive, construction, real estate, pharmaceuticals and energy.
In 2010 Rehan shifted his focus from public accounting to industry. He worked his way up the corporate ladder to Director of Finance for Actavis Specialty Pharmaceuticals (now Allergan). He was the finance lead for the Canadian branded division. As a member of the Canadian Leadership team, he contributed to the strategic development and implementation of the business plan that included several acquisitions.
Since 2015 Rehan has returned to full time public accounting. He has put his knowledge and experience to work helping small/medium sized businesses and their owners navigate the complex business landscape to reach their personal and business objectives.
In 2019, Rehan joined the team as Senior Accountant and will be working closely with Paul to serve the needs of our clients.