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MacKillican & Associates, is a firm of Chartered Professional Accountants licensed in Ontario under the Public Accountancy Act with authority to act as auditors in the Province of Ontario. The firm, with offices in Renfrew and Arnprior, Ontario, is a local public accounting firm formed in 1951 in Renfrew as a sole proprietorship. The firm has grown steadily over the years to its present size of four partners and fourteen staff members. In January 1999, the firm merged with an Arnprior Chartered Accountancy firm maintaining an office in Arnprior under the name of MacKillican & Associates.

The four partners in the firm are:

Bruce D. Thompson, who obtained his CA designation in 1976 and has been a partner in the firm since 1982.

Rory K. Richards, who obtained his CA designation in 2005 and was admitted to the firm as a partner in 2008.

Daniel J. Thompson, who obtained his CA designation in 2005 and was admitted to the firm as a partner in 2011.

Jason D. Healey, who obtained his CA designation in 2005 and was admitted to the firm as a partner in 2011.

The firm offers a variety of services to small and medium sized clients including farm, corporate and estate taxation and is especially experienced in the municipal and public sector auditing field, presently being the auditor for eleven municipalities, a hospital, a school board and numerous other not-for-profit organizations. We also offer management advisory services along with bookkeeping and small business software training.

Our current staff consists of ten professional staff members, in addition to the four partners and four administrative employees. Our professional staff has extensive experience in the unique area of municipal accounting and auditing.

MacKillican & Associates believes in maintaining the continuity of staff with our clients. We feel that this creates a better relationship with our clients and increases the efficiency of our audits while providing our clients with a higher level of customer service. Our partners and staff are always available to answer questions and encourage our clients to contact us at any time during the year should the need arise (as opposed to waiting until the year end to answer their questions). Another example of our high level of customer service is our ability to meet our client’s deadlines.

MacKillican & Associates has been involved in municipal and public sector auditing almost since its inception in 1951. Our current audit clients have been with us for many years and very few leave once we gain new clients. In addition to the services listed here, we also provide our clients with assistance with tangible capital assets, other specified audits, HST consulting and other accounting and advisory assistance as needed. We have audited municipalities for numerous years before the amalgamations that occurred and have remained the auditor for them post amalgamation.

The continuity with municipalities and with our staffing as well has allowed us to retain long relationships with each municipality and let new employees learn and understand the uniqueness of auditing and servicing municipalities that other firms do not have the luxury of having. Our future is tied tightly to our municipal and other public sector audits, and as our public sector client list grows, we are able to initiate new employees seamlessly and with strong support into existing clients and to undertake new engagements. The history of strong client service to the public sector has allowed us to position ourselves for the future to maintain our relationships and service with new staff and council members of municipalities.

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