About Us

We’re not your typical accounting firm!

Founded in 1963, Stern Cohen’s talented partners and associates specialize in the areas of tax, accounting, assurance, estate planning, business advisory and bookkeeping services for a client base in the greater Toronto area.

Stern Cohen has a high partner-to-client ratio, and this means more senior people offering quality guidance to each and every one of our clients. You’ll benefit from a continuing relationship with one or more of our partners and specialists who will be available to you, when you need us. We take great pride in the long-term relationships we have with many of our clients who appreciate that we are large enough to provide the full range of services they require, but small enough to respond promptly to their individual needs.

But you don’t have to take our word for it. This website includes a unique customer testimonial for each service area and client type. Or jump straight to our client testimonial page – we get rave reviews!

In addition, check out the whimsical Our Team page and our revealing Partner and Manager profiles. Don’t forget the Resource section for articles, upcoming events and links to media coverage (and accolades) for our services in the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail. Selecting an accounting firm is an important decision with far reaching consequences. We encourage you to take the time to do your research before making your choice.

In addition, Stern Cohen is part of the JHI global network, a worldwide association of independent accounting and advisory firms. The JHI affiliation provides our clients with access to expertise outside of Canada in over 55 countries.

For more information about working with Stern Cohen, we invite you to contact us for a free consultation.

 

  • "With knowledgeable and diligent auditors, Stern Cohen has provided professional audit services to the College in the past years. We can take comfort in the fact that we never lose sight of the drivers of our business, the associated risks, and the potential effects on financial statement accounts."– Peter McCutcheon, Executive Director - The Royal College of Dentists of Canada

  • "We're a third generation family business and we've been working with Stern Cohen LLP for over 40 years. During that time, we've depended on the expertise at Stern Cohen for everything from year-end statements, to tax and estate planning, trust work, cash flow projections and acquisitions. During the 2008 financial crisis, Stern Cohen's business advisory helped us manage despite the challenging environment. We surfaced stronger than ever. As a result, we're always pleased to refer Stern Cohen to others looking for a top-notch, full service accounting firm."– William R. Kane, President - Adams Cargo Limited

  • "I much appreciate the professionalism and integrity that I have experienced as a client of Stern Cohen for over four decades. Their advice and guidance has been very beneficial to my success and practice growth. Perhaps what I most like is that you are not treated as a number but as a person and this is becoming very rare. They are always there for you. Thank you Stern Cohen."– Dr. Leonard Brody, Dentist & Owner - Brody Family Dental

  • "Ten years ago, I was unhappy with my accounting provider and I needed an accounting and tax advisory partner that I could trust and refer to my high net worth clients. Fortunately, I was referred to Stern Cohen. Ever since, I’ve counted on their expertise. To say I’m impressed with their timeliness, responsiveness and the quality of their work is an understatement. Measuring and ensuring one’s return on investment is my specialty – so believe me when I say that Stern Cohen’s services are invaluable. The relationship is such that I can refer my clients to Stern Cohen with utter confidence that their accounting, estate and tax needs will be taken care of."

    - George Swan, Managing Partner of ForStar Wealth Management Solutions, a Toronto based firm that provides a select group of clients and their families with comprehensive Wealth Management ServicesRead a Real Life Case Study involving Succession and Estate Planning

  • "The Stern Cohen team takes the time to not only learn your business but how you execute your business strategies. They learn your corporate culture and what makes your company truly tick. They then perform their duties in such a way as to bring added value as a trusted partner. Their attention to detail, professionalism and work ethic is truly supported by their commitment to a deep and long lasting business relationship.” – Joe Kerr, President – ThyssenKrupp

  • "Succession of a third generation family development firm presents unique, complex and so often, devastating hurdles. Only with the expert knowledge, advice, attention and patience demonstrated by Stern Cohen have we not only conquered these obstacles but at the same time, with what I can only describe as brilliant strategic planning and insight from Stern Cohen, we have restructured and diversified what was a simple one dimensional real estate company into a multifaceted investment corporation with interests in the money markets, venture capital and a new competitive structure that enables us to compete in the changing real estate arena.

    Working with the Stern Cohen’s team of professionals has freed my time to concentrate on the vision and the deals.

    In business it is essential to search out those with complimentary skill sets to your own and those bright, competent, decisive team players that will help you to realize those goals that you identified but that seemed to be so out of reach.

    In Stern Cohen I have found just that and I thank you for helping me to finally sleep at night."– Robert Mantella, President and CEO - Mantella Corporation