As a team, we are committed to being accessible to clients, listening to your needs, and providing service on a timely basis.
Jim M. Smith, B.Comm, C.a.
Jim is a chartered accountant with over 25 years' experience working closely with entrepreneurs and small business owners.
He has been a Financial Advisor for the Winkler & District Health Care Board for the past 12 years, and he is also the CFO and a Director for East Africa Opportunity Corporation. He is the past treasurer of the Winkler Community Foundation and the current treasurer for the Amy Janzen Memorial Fund.
Jim is personally involved in the livestock industry, and has strong knowledge of agricultural-based enterprises.
When not at the office, Jim can often be found at a baseball diamond or hockey rink, where he has coached and managed numerous minor sports teams over the past several years, or helping one of his children train a 4-H steer to lead properly.
Debbie Elias, B.Comm, c.G.a.
Debbie graduated with her Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Laurentian University in 2008. That same year she also obtained her Certified General Accountant designation.
Debbie began working for Jim M. Smith Chartered Accountant Inc. in 2002. In her position, she is privileged to be entrusted with glimpses into local business operations. This allows her to provide professional services to clients with the rest of the team.
Since taking accounting courses at Garden Valley Collegiate, Julia knew what career path she wanted to take. She has taken courses through Red River College, CGA and Knowledge Bureau.
Joining Jim M. Smith Accounting in 2008 has given Julia a lot of experience in the accounting field. Year-end preparation, bookkeeping and personal tax preparation are all things she enjoys.
In her spare time, Julia enjoys spending time with family, volunteering and traveling.
Jennifer has over 20 years of excellent customer service and various office experience. She has been with the firm for 13 years.
Jennifer is the friendly voice and face to greet you at the door or on the phone. She strives to quickly resolve your problem, answer your question or direct you to the proper associate.
In her spare time she keeps busy with the competitive sport schedule of her three children and enjoys reading, family and friends. She also serves as treasurer for a local gymnastics club.