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Paul retired from the executive ranks of the Canada Revenue Agency  (CRA) as the Assistant Director, Audit, East Central Ontario Tax Services Office, early in 2008. In that position, he was responsible for all audit staff and compliance programs located in Belleville, Kingston and Peterborough CRA offices. 

His 34 year career saw Paul in a variety of positions and functions within CRA.  He audited small and medium businesses to the largest corporations in his first 17 years with CRA, then moved to various management positions that he held until retirement.  Mid-career,  Paul also spent some years as a Regional Program Advisor on Native Issues and subsequently on Compliance Programs for the Assistant Commissioner of the CRA Northern Ontario Region.   He also worked in CRA offices in Hamilton and Ottawa during his career.

Paul graduated from McMaster University with a degree in Political Science in 1973 and subsequently received his professional Auditing designation (AU) as recognized by Federal government accounting qualifications in 1977.  He completed this education through the Certified General Accountants Association of Ontario. 

Through Shadowridge Consulting Services,  Paul can assist you with a wide variety of tax matters, including representions on such matters as:

  • Voluntary Disclosures ;
  • Appeals;
  • Taxpayer Relief (Fairness) applications;
  • Collections & Audit issues

Paul will provide free consultation on any tax issues troubling you and will provide an opinion as to whether he can help you and how.
Through Shadowridge Consulting Services,  Paul can also assist your office as a management consultant, drawing on his experiences as a manager of people at all levels, from first line supervision to director levels.  His level of knowledge and experience in management is extensive, and he can assist you in such areas as:

  • Performance Management
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Staffing, Recruitment & Retention
  • Employment Equity

Paul served on the national Taxpayer’s Ombudsman Consultative Committee 2009-2015. To learn more and see the 2009-2010 Annual Report, visit www.taxpayersrights.gc.ca/Annual Reports.www.taxpayersrights.gc.ca

Paul is President, Board of Directors, Quinte Immigration Services.   To learn more about this organization, visit: 

Paul is a Director, Board of Directors, Quinte First Credit Union

Paul is a Director, Board of Directors, Ethics Practitioners Association of Canada

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