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Rakshit Upadhyay, CPA

Tax Manager

Clients rely on Rakshit for specialized tax expertise.

Graduating from the University of Toronto in 2017 with a Bachelor of Commerce, specializing in Public Accounting, Rakshit obtained the CPA designation in 2021. Subsequently, he attended U of T’s Rotman School of Management completing their CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). In 2022, Rakshit completed CPA Canada’s In-depth Tax Course.

After working at several accounting firms in the GTA, Rakshit joined the Stern Cohen team in 2023 as a Tax Manager. He likes public accounting for its dynamic, changing environment: “I’m constantly learning and the opportunity to help so many people is rewarding.”

As an active member of our tax specialist team, Rakshit provides important guidance and support to our wider team. Rakshit also contributes to tax articles and resources on our website.

A bit of a homebody, Rakshit enjoys the high jinx of his two Maine Coon cats (Moki and Daffodil). He’s also done a bit of travelling. Highlights include Japan and Malaysia, where he had the chance to spend time with his wife’s family, as well as experience the culture and cuisine. You might also find him playing badminton, hiking or trying out a new video game.

Ask Rakshit…

What’s different about Stern Cohen?

I was looking for a mid-size firm with the friendly culture of a smaller firm. So far, it’s been a great fit for me. Everyone’s really helpful and easy to work with. At Stern Cohen, we put a lot of emphasis on responsiveness and client satisfaction. I think that’s rare yet important.

What do your clients or co-workers appreciate about you?

I’m reasonable and I try to help out wherever I can. People value that. Given my career development in the industry, I understand different perspectives.  I’ve been in their shoes and that helps.

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At Stern Cohen, we put a lot of emphasis on responsiveness and client satisfaction. I think that’s rare yet important.