James D. Gauer

CPA, CA, Partner

James D. Gauer

CPA, CA, Partner

James is a partner at Gauer Olsen whose expertise is in accounting and taxation needs for medical professionals. With over 15 years of experience advising clients, he works predominately with medical doctors, dentists and other incorporated professionals. 

Articling in both Calgary, AB and Christchurch, NZ for Ernst & Young and Grant Thornton, he has gained valuable experience in multiple industries and client service. James’ work experience has been primarily focused in servicing professionals and various small businesses in creating solutions to increase profitability and optimize tax planning for owners.

James completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Calgary and obtained bachelor degrees in Commerce with majors in Accounting and Entrepreneurship, as well as Humanities with a major in German literature and language. After some time abroad to work on his fluency in German and complete a diploma in French Culinary Arts, James returned to Canada and completed his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation. Currently, he is completing the In-depth Tax course offered by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada to specialize further in advanced taxation issues.

Outside of the office, James is an avid gardener and chef. He bikes regularly to work to keep his legs primed for ski season, there is never too much powder! With a new family, he also squeezes in time to play his piano with his young son and daughter.

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Don M. Olsen

CPA, CGA, Partner

Don M. Olsen

CPA, CGA, Partner

Don is a partner at Gauer Olsen with over 25 years of experience in public practice. He has extensive experience in a broad range of clients including professionals, construction, manufacturing, retail and not-for-profit. His area of practise includes business advisory services, corporate and personal tax planning, estate tax, corporate reorganizations, purchasing and selling a business, research and development tax filings (SR&ED), and an assortment of other matters.

 

Becoming a partner in 2003, Don is one of the founding members in the firm’s line of partners. Instrumental in the direction of the firm, Don’s expertise has grounded the firm as a client-focused tax firm in Victoria for professionals and small business.

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Len Rawluk

CPA, CGA , Associate

Len Rawluk

CPA, CGA , Associate

Len is an associate at Gauer Olsen with over 35 years experience in public practice.  Prior to joining Gauer Olsen, Len ran his own accounting firm in Victoria, British Columbia for over 30 years.  He has provided a variety of tax and financial services to a broad range of clients, including personal, corporate and estate tax returns, preparing financial statements and tax planning.

Outside of the office, Len enjoys spending time with his wife on their boat, optimistically watching Vancouver Canucks and BC Lions games, and shooting Trap.

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Keira Maslin

Office Manager

Keira Maslin

Office Manager

With over 10 years’ experience in office environments and customer service roles, Keira brings a professional and positive attitude to Gauer Olsen. You will be warmly greeted by her in our freshly renovated and modern office.

Originally from Australia, Keira travelled to Canada seven years ago on a 2-year working holiday visa. Initially she was just visiting a friend in Victoria but fell in love with the city and now calls Victoria home.

In her free time, she enjoys hot yoga, cooking, sewing, outdoor adventures and video calls to her nieces and nephews back in Australia.

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Petra Foubister

Office Administrator

Petra Foubister

Office Administrator

Originally from Slovakia, Petra moved to Canada in 2006 and gradually started work at an accounting office providing payroll, bookkeeping and later full administrative and customer support. In her free time she enjoys crochet, machine knitting, sewing, photography, web and graphic design. 

Dee Fitzpatrick

Dee Fitzpatrick

Bookkeeper

Dee Fitzpatrick

Dee Fitzpatrick

Bookkeeper

Dee has been with the firm for nearly 20 years. She studied at Camosun College to complete programs in Business Administration. Having seen the accounting and bookkeeping professions progress over the last two decades, she is always current on the latest software. Dee's unique knowledge allows her to maintain client files in a fully digitized form with the latest security protocols, as well as advise clients on the ins and outs of payroll and other bookkeeping matters. In her free time Dee is a crafty person, enjoys photography, researching genealogy history and spending time with family and friends.

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Gwenda Brophy

Accounting Technician

Gwenda Brophy

Accounting Technician

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Erika Tyree

CPA, CGA , Senior Staff Accountant

Erika Tyree

CPA, CGA , Senior Staff Accountant

Erika is a senior staff accountant at Gauer Olsen with over 8 years of experience in public practice. She studied at the University of Victoria where she received an Anthropology degree then went on to obtain her certified general accountant designation. She brings with her working experience from a broad range of clients including professionals, construction, manufacturing, retail and not-for-profit.

Outside the office she is a mom of three who enjoys activities with her children, such as hiking, camping, swimming, reading, movies and playing sports. 

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Bill Draper

CPA, CGA , Senior Staff Accountant

Bill Draper

CPA, CGA , Senior Staff Accountant

Bill is a senior staff accountant at Gauer Olsen with over 30 years of experience in public practice preparing financial statements and personal, corporate, and estate tax returns. He studied at Dalhousie University, graduating in 1977 with a Science degree major in psychology as well as a Business Administration degree major in accounting.  He has an interest in business management, and somewhere along the way obtained a certified management accounting designation and still later, (battling a reputation as a perpetual student), obtained a certified general accountant designation consistent with public practice experience. Outside the office he enjoys trips to the Oak Bay Rec center for workouts on the stationary bike, cycling to work, cooking homemade pizza,  reading detective/mystery/sci-fi novels, and has an interest in vintage ukuleles, old turntables and vinyl records.  

Parminder Kang

Parminder Kang

Staff Accountant

Parminder Kang

Parminder Kang

Staff Accountant

Parminder Kang is a CPA Student articling at Gauer Olsen. He studied at Camosun College where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting and minor in Finance. Parminder’s interests include medical professionals, small businesses and personal and corporate taxes. In his free time Parminder enjoys hiking, baseball, volleyball, weightlifting and spending time with his friends and family.

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Trish Kennedy

CPA Student

Trish Kennedy

CPA Student

Trish is a CPA student articling at Gauer Olsen. She studied at the University of British Columbia where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. Trish uses her problem-solving skills to tackle all sorts of issues. In her free time, she enjoys cross country skiing, volleyball, camping and spending time with neighborhood cats.

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Dylan Johnson

CPA Student

Dylan Johnson

CPA Student

Dylan is a CPA Student articling at Gauer Olsen. In 2017 he graduated from Camosun College with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree – Accounting major.  He interned and subsequently worked at a CPA firm in Vancouver. He is happy to be back in his hometown of Victoria. When not working he spends his leisure time hiking, kayaking and mountain biking. He also enjoys the companionship of his two dogs.

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Amber Arnold

CPA Student

Amber Arnold

CPA Student

Amber is a CPA Student articling at Gauer Olsen. She studied at Camosun College where she obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting and a minor in Finance. Amber enjoys challenging work that satisfies her intellectual curiosity and allows her to utilize her analytical and problem-solving skills. In her free time, Amber is outgoing and enjoys going to the gym, fishing and camping. In addition, she likes to keep up-to-date on business news and investments.

Preesha Dodd

CPA Student

Preesha Dodd

CPA Student

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