Saverio Ferrara

Saverio Ferrara, MBA, CPA, CGA

Senior Manager, Small Business

Fluent in English and Italian

Saverio has over 25 years’ experience in the accounting industry working in both private industry and at large public accounting firms. His deep expertise is a tremendous benefit to Stern Cohen’s many Small Business clients.

Saverio received his H.B. Com degree and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Laurentian University.  He completed his CPA, CGA designations in 2000.

A true jack of all trades, Saverio has depth and breadth in the accounting industry. He is comfortable providing tax, year-end financials, and controller services. He’s also worked in a great variety of industries including medical and professional corporations.  Saverio chose Stern Cohen because of the opportunity to provide the full gamut of accounting and tax services to meet business owners’ many needs.

When not at the office, you might find Saverio on his morning run on the Lakeshore, clocking upwards of 10K!  Other passions are taking advantage of Toronto’s great restaurant scene and beach vacations around the globe.

What do clients appreciate about you?

Clients rely on my thorough knowledge of accounting and tax, but what they also appreciate is my positive attitude, communication skills, and how quickly I respond to their requests.   While technical expertise is critical, these “soft skills” allow me to develop a strong working relationship with my clients.

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

The most rewarding thing about being an accountant is being able to help business owners understand the financial realities of their businesses.  Working with an experienced CPA like myself gives a business owner more confidence in making management decisions. In the end, our partnership helps their business succeed and grow.

What’s different about Stern Cohen? 

Stern Cohen strongly promotes professional development for staff at all levels.  Continuously building on our collective knowledge greatly improves the efficiency and quality of service that we provide to our clients. It’s a win win!