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Senior Managers

Bryan Howie, CPA, CA

Bryan was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and was raised and spent most his early life in Falcon Lake, Manitoba (Whiteshell Provincial Park). He spent several years living in Kenora, Ontario and Victoria, BC before moving back to Manitoba and completing his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree at the University of Manitoba in 2005. Bryan became a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2008 while articling at Deloitte LLP Winnipeg where he primarily served a variety of private businesses, but also had large not-for-profit and reporting issuer clients. After almost 8 years of working for Deloitte, Bryan left the public accounting practice, accepting the role of Controller for a local, multi-divisional and family-owned business, Prendiville Industries. After spending 5 years in this role, Bryan returned to public practice in April 2019 at Fort Group where he primarily serves small and medium private companies and not-for-profit organizations.

Josh Warren, CPA

Josh was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, but has lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba his whole life. Before earning his Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Athabasca in 2018, Josh earned his Diploma in Business Administration from the Red River College in 2015. In 2021, Josh passed his CFE examination and is currently awaiting his official CPA designation. Prior to joining Fort Group in August 2021, Josh honed his skills by working in industry for five years at the family business before transitioning to public practice and working at BDO Canada LLP for over six years. Josh focuses on assurance services over a variety of business sectors including for-profit companies and not-for-profit organizations.

Philip Bobby, CPA

Philip was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and earned his Bachelor Commerce (Honours) Degree from the University of Manitoba in 2014. In 2018, he became a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada by receiving his CPA designation. He joined Fort Group in July 2020. Prior to joining Fort Group, Philip worked at BDO Canada LLP for a number of years. Philip focuses on assurance services over a variety of business sectors including for profit companies, not-for-profit organizations and public sector entities.

Stephanie Paradoski, CPA, CA

Stephanie was born in Selkirk, Manitoba. In May of 2009, she earned her Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree from the University of Manitoba. While in school, Stephanie joined the team at Fort Group as a summer student and began working full-time upon the completion of her degree. In 2011, received her Chartered Accountant designation from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. She completed the CPA In-Depth Tax program in December 2020.

Managers

Ange Bard

Ange was born in southern Manitoba and moved to Winnipeg in 2003 to further pursue her career options. Her studies in the CGA program led her to public practice in both small and large firms. Over the course of her career she has obtained extensive knowledge in serving small and medium sized owner-managed businesses. With her experience in controllership roles in private industry, Ange understands the challenges that are unique to these owner-managed organizations. She joined Fort Group in September 2019.

Griffin Bernstein, CPA

Griffin was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He graduated from the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree in Accounting. Griffin then spent two years at Deloitte before joining Fort Group in 2020, obtaining his CPA designation shortly thereafter. Griffin works primarily with small and medium-sized owner-managed businesses and is currently enrolled in the 3-year CPA In-Depth Tax Program to further his tax knowledge and training.

Kyle Buhler, CPA

Kyle was raised in MacGregor, Manitoba, an hour west of Winnipeg. He graduated from Providence University College in 2015 and obtained his CPA designation in 2022. Kyle previously worked in the finance department of a transport company. Currently, Kyle specialized in small and medium-sized owner-managed clients and U.S. tax clients. For U.S. tax clients, his focus is individuals with both U.S. and Canadian tax obligations.

Ryan Terdik, CPA

Ryan was born in Brantford, Ontario and moved to Winnipeg in May 2015. Ryan earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Concord University in 2011. In September 2019 he obtained his CPA designation. Prior to joining Fort Group, he worked at BDO Canada LLP for over 5 years. Ryan is currently enrolled in the CPA In-Depth Tax Program and anticipates completing the program in 2023.

Shaelyn Brosowsky, CPA

Shaelyn was born in Winnipeg and raised in Lockport, Manitoba. She graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2020 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in Accounting. In September 2022, Shaelyn successfully passed the CFE and gained her official CPA designation. Prior to joining Fort Group in the Spring of 2020, she worked as a bookkeeper for five years gaining the fundamental accounting skills she continues to use every day. Shaelyn is now working towards obtaining her Certified Fraud Examiner designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Tina Lu

Tina was born and raised in China before moving to Winnipeg in September 2010. She graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2013 with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree in Accounting. In 2019, she successfully passed the Common Final Exam and is currently awaiting her CPA designation. Prior to joining Fort Group in May 2022, Tina worked in public accounting, where she provided services to Not-for-Profit organizations and private companies.

Wanru Li

Wanru was born and raised in China. After completing her Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in accounting in 2012, Wanru decided to pursue her career in Canada and moved to Winnipeg. In 2020, she successfully wrote the Common Final Exam and is awaiting her designation. Throughout her career, she has worked with a diverse range of clients across various industries, from small startups to large corporations. When she is not working, Wanru enjoys exploring the great outdoors, travelling to new destinations, and spending quality time with her family and friends through activities, such as hiking and camping.

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