Phil D’Souza

Phil D’Souza, CPA, CA, LPA

Senior Manager – Assurance and Business Advisory

Business owners in need of a committed advisor and guide can rest assured that Phil  will help them make the right financial decisions. Approachable and friendly, Phil goes to great lengths to meet the needs of his clients, providing high-value, timely advice.  To hear Phil in action, you might check out his recent YouTube interview on COVID response programs, RRSPs and income splitting.

Phil graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson University in 2009 before obtaining his CPA, CA designation. He has worked at small and mid-sized accounting firms gaining deep knowledge in working with entrepreneurs and owner managed businesses. He first joined Stern Cohen from 2014-2017, and then returned in 2021 when he realized that Stern Cohen is indeed the ideal firm for him!

Throughout his career, Phil has gained experience with private companies in a variety of industries including:

  • Technology and E-Commerce
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Manufacturing and Processing
  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate
  • Professional Services
  • Not-for-Profit and Charitable Organizations

An avid sports fan, you can find Phil on the golf course, tennis court or a basketball court.

What’s different about Stern Cohen?

Having our own tax, bookkeeping and CFO departments gives our clients access to resources to help them succeed in an increasingly competitive and changing landscape. We have all the in-house expertise of a large firm and we provide the responsiveness, dedication, and personal touch that clients appreciate.

What is the most rewarding thing about being an accountant?

Working with entrepreneurs through the early stages or difficult times and seeing their dreams become a reality is incredibly rewarding. Small businesses employ 2/3rds of the Canadian workforce. Seeing the broader impact of their success on the Canadian economy is inspiring. In addition, many of our entrepreneurs have been able to create financial freedom for their families for generations to come. Their success is our success.