About Us

We’re NOT your typical accounting firm!

Stern Cohen LLP is a recognized and licensed full service Chartered Professional Accounting firm serving family and privately-held businesses and not-for-profit organizations since 1963.  Despite our long history, our approach is thoroughly modern.

Our firm is comprised of eight partners and twelve principals and managers who are supported by thirty professional and administrative staff. Our office is located in Midtown Toronto at Yonge and St. Clair but we provide service to clients who are located across Ontario and the world. We’re operating remotely due to the current lockdown and COVID-19.

As a Stern Cohen client, you’ll have access to our in-house specialists in all of these areas:

  • Financial Statements (NTR, Audit and Review)
  • Corporate and Personal Tax for Business Owners
  • Tax Planning
  • Business Advisory
  • Estate and Succession Planning
  • Outsourced Accounting, Bookkeeping and Payroll:  FIT
  • Part-time CFO Services
  • HR Consulting Services

Our client base is primarily in the Greater Toronto Area and Ontario  but increasingly they come from all over the world.  Many are international businesses starting Canadian operations.

Rest assured, we are a “one stop shop” when it comes to accounting!

Stern Cohen has a high partner-to-client ratio, and this means more senior people offering quality guidance to our clients. 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 many customer reviews for all of our services. Why not jump straight to our client testimonial page – to read some rave reviews! Or check us out on ClearlyRated or Google.

In addition, view our one-of-a-kind Team Page to see who you’ll be working with and for links to our Partner profiles. Don’t forget to learn about the unique and popular Stern Cohen FIT service. Finally,  browse our Resource section for articles and guidance.

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.

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

As a business owner,

I’ve been fortunate to work with the Stern Cohen team. At a critical juncture, they provided the vital assistance my business needed and they continue to support the growth of my business today. I highly recommend their accounting and business advisory services.

Shawn Stone, President IEC – International Electronic Components Inc.
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Our 2020 Best of Accounting Award was earned through a statistically valid, 3rd party independent survey of almost 400 of our clients. Our 82% NPS score indicates a world-class service rating.

PS: Thanks to Tim Gouw for the amazing photo!