"From founding our company in 2015 to our acquisition in 2017, Richard and his team were instrumental to our success at every step of the way. More than just accounting and bookkeeping, Richard was there for us as an advisor on everything from taxes to table tennis. I can't speak highly enough about him - life is tough as a small business owner, but at least I knew I could depend on our accounting!"
"I have dealt with many accounting firms over my 40 year career. Stern Cohen understands my business and has been more helpful than any accounting firm I have dealt with."
Joel Zagerman, Owner
“Stern Cohen offers friendly professional advice, helping us negotiate the Canadian business world. They are always willing to help and are an invaluable support to our Canadian business.”
Steve Richard, Financial Director, Chrysalis Loyalty (Canada) Inc.
“Stern Cohen has provided BA Group with great service over many decades.”
Ralph Bond, Executive Chairman at BA Group
“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
“Stern Cohen’s guidance is extremely helpful. Accounting and tax issues are reviewed thoroughly and the team has always been accommodating.”
Stephen Haley, Director of Finance at Levitt-Safety Limited
"The Stern Cohen team takes the time to not only learn your business but how you execute your business strategies. They learn your corporate culture and what makes your company truly tick. They then perform their duties in such a way as to bring added value as a trusted partner. Their attention to detail, professionalism and work ethic is truly supported by their commitment to a deep and long lasting business relationship.”
Joe Kerr, President
"Stern Cohen is highly professional. I have used their services for my business as well as my personal tax needs. It has been a real honour and pleasure to work with such an exceptional team."
Bob Becker, SMA Principal
"We're a third generation family business and we've been working with Stern Cohen LLP for over 40 years. During that time, we've depended on the expertise at Stern Cohen for everything from year-end statements, to tax and estate planning, trust work, cash flow projections and acquisitions. During the 2008 financial crisis, Stern Cohen's business advisory helped us manage despite the challenging environment. We surfaced stronger than ever. As a result, we're always pleased to refer Stern Cohen to others looking for a top-notch, full service accounting firm."
William R. Kane, President
"My firm engaged Stern Cohen to restructure our accounting functions. Now we have the fundamental information needed to permit us to make better business decisions. We anticipate a long relationship with Stern Cohen as they provide the much-needed financial counsel to help our business grow."
Brent Wardrop, Partner
"As small business owners, we sincerely appreciate that our team at Stern Cohen has really taken the time to understand our business. We value their ability to put financial info in layman’s terms and we depend on them for business advice, mentorship, and timely financial reporting. Stern Cohen’s attentiveness and willingness to answer all of our questions has really made a difference to our business. We’re so confident in the level of service that they provide that we often refer Stern Cohen to friends and business associates."
Sarah Bell, Co-owner
"I much appreciate the professionalism and integrity that I have experienced as a client of Stern Cohen for over four decades. Their advice and guidance has been very beneficial to my success and practice growth. Perhaps what I most like is that you are not treated as a number but as a person and this is becoming very rare. They are always there for you. Thank you Stern Cohen."
Dr. Leonard Brody, Dentist & Owner
"With knowledgeable and diligent auditors, Stern Cohen has provided professional audit services to the College in the past years. We can take comfort in the fact that we never lose sight of the drivers of our business, the associated risks, and the potential effects on financial statement accounts."
Peter McCutcheon, Executive Director
“Stern Cohen provides the Ontario Milk Transport Association with audit and consulting services – and has done so for more than 30 years. Over and above our annual audit requirements, we turn to Stern Cohen for guidance and support in negotiating the transportation rate formula with the Dairy Farmers of Ontario, for business and organizational advisory, and human resource consulting. We highly recommend the team at Stern Cohen to other associations and to those in the transportation industry who are looking for great value from their accounting firm.”
Tim Holmes BA, MBA, General Manager
"The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation is pleased to extend our support for the caliber of work undertaken by Stern Cohen over the fourteen year history of the Foundation. Stern Cohen has provided exemplary audit and advisory services to the Foundation ensuring that the Foundation’s accountability for public resources is achieved at the highest standards. We highly recommend the Stern Cohen team as our auditors of choice."
Kent Bassett-Spiers, CEO
“The Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation is thankful to have great partners in the team at Stern Cohen. We count on them for our annual audit, tax work and advisory. Stern Cohen also made us aware of a significant GST/HST Public Service Bodies Rebate that we qualified for. We highly recommend the Stern Cohen team to other charities.”
Philip Cho, Chair, Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation
"Succession of a third generation family development firm presents unique, complex and so often, devastating hurdles. Only with the expert knowledge, advice, attention and patience demonstrated by Stern Cohen have we not only conquered these obstacles but at the same time, with what I can only describe as brilliant strategic planning and insight from Stern Cohen, we have restructured and diversified what was a simple one dimensional real estate company into a multifaceted investment corporation that enables us to compete in the changing real estate arena. Working with the Stern Cohen’s team of professionals has freed my time to concentrate on the vision and the deals."
Robert Mantella, President and CEO
"Stern Cohen Accountants have provided us with many years of top notch service. They act with efficiency, urgency and understand our business and business cycle. We appreciate their valuable advice and counsel. Excellent communication and no surprises."
Kevin Van Sickle, Provincial Sign Systems President
“I am pleased to endorse Stern Cohen as ATU Local 113’s long-time auditors and accountants. Stern Cohen’s services and guidance have helped us improve our procedures and ensure the Local’s financial well-being. I highly recommend Stern Cohen to Ontario unions.”
Kevin Morton, Secretary Treasurer, Amalgamated Transit Union - Local 113
"Our company has enjoyed a relationship with Stern Cohen since 1998. I originally met Mike McCleave through my Mother & Father our founders who looked at Mike as another son. Upon their passing Mike was instrumental in arranging a seamless transition in my becoming President. I share the opinion of my parents that Mike is more than a business associate, he is a member of our extended family. I would without reservation recommend Mr. McCleave and the fine support team of Stern Cohen."
David McPake, President
“These days, financial services are about providing added value. For us, the added value is our 50-year relationship with Stern Cohen and the firm’s expert knowledge of our business. They have provided us with planning and guidance related to management succession, as well as other services. Everyone I have dealt with at Stern Cohen has a style that is representative of the firm; they take the high road. They are thoughtful, professional and they think before they shoot."
Robert Dales, Owner
“We are very pleased with all of the services that we receive from Stern Cohen. It has been a great partnership for over 10 years.”
Tom Measor, President at Pinnacle Pharmaceutics Ltd.
“We are very satisfied with the service provided by Stern Cohen Accountants and the team working on our file.”
Dr. Savvas Chamberlain, EXEL Research Inc.
“I found the nonprofit specialists I worked with at Stern Cohen to be helpful and understanding beyond my expectations. I had never been through an audit before and they put me at ease. The service was excellent!”
Patricia Moon, Secretary-Treasurer at Alliance for the Defence of Canadian Sovereignty
“We would like to thank Stern Cohen Accountants particularly for their care, attention and professionalism in capably handling our business and estate interests for over 50 years!”
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"I have an excellent and long standing relationship with Stern Cohen at both the corporate and personal levels. Stern Cohen has been responsive and professional in every encounter. I could not have been successful in achieving my personal and business goals without Stern Cohen guidance."
"When I need a fast, accurate response to a challenging tax question....I call Joe Gervasi at Stern Cohen. Thanks Joe!"
"My husband and I needed tax advice re relocating to another country, and another reputable accounting firm recommended Stern Cohen to us, given our needs. Mr. Gervasi himself met with us, initially, to understand the specificity of our requirements, some of which we were ignorant of. Our file was handled courteously, professionally, knowledgeably, and in a timely manner."
"I feel that I am getting the best tax service available by very professional and pleasant staff."
"Stern Cohen has always provided exceptional service and value compared to the cost."
"I would definitely recommend Stern Cohen because of the excellent service and guidance that they provide."
"You have always been there to assist and advise us whenever situations arose that required prompt and sound advice to resolve those questions. It was very important for us to know we could always count on that support."
"Joe Gervasi is great to deal with -- he's proactive, knowledgeable, organized, and really seeks to make my life easier from a tax point of view. Much appreciated."
"I used Stern Cohen for my company's accounting and tax needs. But even after Mike McCleave handled the sale of my company, I continued to work with him for personal tax needs. He has provided me with continuous help and information. I like his understanding of my needs and his input into what should be done."
"All of the staff at Stern Cohen have always been wonderful to deal with. All of my questions, no matter how silly and repetitive, are treated with respect."
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