Graham Williams

Graham Williams – CPA, CA, LPA


Clients look to Graham for his creative approach to solving their business problems. His accessible and pragmatic manner allows him to form a close relationship with his clients, better understanding the needs of their business.

After graduating from York University with an Honours BA in Economics, Graham obtained his CPA, CA designation in 1994. He has been a partner with Stern Cohen since 2004, and has extensive knowledge regarding business advisory and assurance.

During his time at the firm dealing with both owner-managed businesses and not-for-profit organizations, Graham has acquired a breadth of experience in industries such as:

  • Real Estate
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution

Graham is in charge of the firm’s recruiting program as the Human Resource Partner. He is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Graham is passionate about giving back to the community, coordinating Stern Cohen’s Habitat for Humanity build in 2013. His other passion is music — both playing and listening. He visits music stores across North America, collecting guitars and T-shirts during his travels. In Toronto, you may find him lining up for jazz, folk or rock concerts at the Danforth Music Hall or the Phoenix.

What’s the most rewarding thing about being an accountant?

I really enjoy talking to people about their business and learning about their goals.

What’s different about Stern Cohen?

We’re not big corporate. For clients, that makes us adaptable, allowing us to offer them different options to guide them through the process.

What can a client expect when they’re working with the Stern Cohen team?

Approachability and responsiveness. We really get to know our clients and have a good rapport with them.