If economic forecasters are right, Saskatchewan’s economy will lead the country in GDP growth in 2018 and 2019. RBC, for example, is projecting a growth of 2.7 per cent both this year and next, if all goes well. That means businesses need reliable advice now more than ever.
Marlyn Phillips-Leson CPA, CGA and Tim Leson and their associates at Grayling Business Consulting in Prince Albert aren’t just ready to help keep businesses afloat; they are committed to finding ways to help businesses increase profit margins and growth.
“Many businesses we have helped set up have expanded exponentially,” said Phillips-Leson. “Some have gone through ups and downs because of the economic downturn and we helped them through those times…and we’re by them when they are profiting from the upturn. Our goal is for our clients to trust in us, so we can be their partner for success.”
Grayling Business Consulting started in the home of Marlyn Phillips-Leson and Tim Leson in 2013. Since then, they’ve grown to include two office locations within the city, 10 permanent staff and 5 seasonal staff members.
“We knew we would grow,” said Phillips-Leson. “there was room for another CPA firm that would serve the smaller and medium sized businesses, as well as still serving their needs as large businesses, or help people who were wanting to get into business. Our goal is to serve them without the jargon, and to grow with them.”
Grayling is a full service Chartered Professional Accounting firm. The team offers expert advice in a number of areas including audits, assurance work, notice to readers, business planning, corporate and personal tax services.
“We try to make it a more approachable and comfortable environment where we can educate our clients and they can educate us about their business” added Phillips-Leson.
One company that relies on the expertise of Grayling Business Consulting is Ashly Cabinets & Windows in Prince Albert. The president of the company, Richard Kugler, said they approached Grayling to complete their year end review and described their work as ‘thorough and complete.’
“They were always very friendly and professional. They suggested areas where we could make changes and pointed out things for us to watch in the future,” Kugler wrote as part of a recommendation letter. “The work was done within the timeline promised and the billing came through at the price quoted.”
Grayling Business Consulting prides itself on its experienced staff. Bryon Stobbs joined the team with his 30 years of experience in business, tax and farming. Mark Macfie CPA, CA joined with his years of experience in assurance work, tax and farming. We have a number of new and professional upcoming staff, as well as a few “more senior experienced people”.
“We endeavor to provide our clients with quality customer service and we guarantee our work. We stand behind our clients through good times and bad,” said Phillips-Leson. “If there are issues or problems, we will work with them to solve them.
A client of 4 years comments, “Global Neighbors Canada Inc. has procured the services of Grayling Business Consulting to handle our yearly audits for the past four years. We have found them to be professional, personable and they have done a thorough job of our audits,” Heather Heppner wrote as part of a recommendation letter.
When the federal government announced small business tax changes some of Grayling’s clients were concerned about how the changes would affect them. We were pleased that they came to us with their concerns so we could talk about the implications of what was happening and the possible affects on their situation.
“We, at Grayling, like clients to ask questions. We are happy to answer their questions about business planning, tax planning, accounting, or assurance work. Our goal is to have a conversation that both of us can understand. That is the main purpose of Grayling…to keep the office professional but comfortable and approachable.”
Grayling Business Consulting Chartered Professional Accountants
144 12th Street East, Prince Albert, SK
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