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Services

Hawkings Epp Dumont LLP has significant expertise in a wide range of business areas. Each assignment is monitored directly by one of our partners. As well, our internal systems and procedures contribute to the assurance that every job meets the highest professional standards.

 

Assurance & Review Engagements

We provide assurance on the financial performance and operations of your business, and help you understand and meet regulatory requirements.

  • Financial statement audits
  • Internal control reviews
  • Assistance with complex accounting and financial reporting matters
  • Corporate governance reviews
  • Risk management assistance

Accounting

At Hawkings Epp Dumont LLP, we are committed to providing accurate and timely financial information to our clients. Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business will run more efficiently on a daily basis. Our firm provides a full range of cost-effective accounting services, including: 

  • General ledger & financial statement preparation
  • Bookkeeping: monthly, quarterly, annually
  • Accounting system set up for new businesses
  • Compilation of financial statements
  • Assurance services
  • Reviews of financial statements
  • Reviews of quarterly financial statements
  • Cash flow
  • Budgets: financial projection and forecasts, corporate and individual

Estates and Trusts

Sometimes it can be overwhelming to deal with the financial affairs of a close family member or friend when they pass away.
Hawkings Epp Dumont LLP offers professional services to assist the family and executor in finalizing all tax matters in an efficient and timely manner. We offer planning and advice concerning the transfer of assets to the beneficiaries to minimize the tax consequences.
We provide the following services:

  • Preparation of the Terminal and Rights or Things Tax Returns
  • Advice on transferring assets
  • Preparation of Trust Tax Returns
  • Advice on family trusts 
  • Assistance in gathering information for the preparation of the probate application
  • Correspondence with other professionals, including lawyers, appraisers, investment brokers and financial institutions
  • Applying for the Clearance Certificate

Tax

Hawkings Epp Dumont LLP takes a proactive approach to tax services. By keeping current on new tax laws and legislation, we are in a position to identify key tax-planning opportunities that minimize both your current and future tax liabilities. We provide our individual and business clients with tax expertise and knowledge throughout the year. We offer a number of tax services, including:

  • Tax planning for individuals and corporations
  • Return preparation for
    • Individuals
    • Public and private corporations
    • Estates and trusts
    • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Provincial and federal commodity tax planning and compliance
  • Tax considerations in matrimonial settlements
  • Tax effects of buying and selling a business
  • Tax-effective retirement and estate planning

Consulting

At Hawkings Epp Dumont LLP, we gauge our worth by the personal and business successes of our clients. We can help your business identify areas that are negatively affecting your profitability and growth, and develop solutions that are practical and technically sound. In addition to acting as a sounding board for management, we provide comprehensive, flexible strategies that address the issues affecting your business. The following are just a few of the areas in which we provide consulting services: 

  • Accounting software selection and implementation
  • Business valuations
  • Buying/selling a business
  • Business process improvement
  • Computer systems
  • Financial and retirement planning
  • Estate planning

Other

Due to our diverse client base, we encounter a wide array of financial and tax issues. As a result, we have gained valuable experience over the years in a number of specialized areas, many of which are listed below. We feel that our ability to provide such a variety of services reflects our versatility and competency, as well as our dedication to quality client service. 

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate recovery
  • Asset protection
  • Debt management
  • Business startup or expansion
  • Litigation support
  • Cash flow forecasting
  • Employee benefit plans
  • Expert witness services 
  • Review of prospective filing statements for public companies
  • Review of continuous disclosure documents for public companies
  • CEO/Controllership duties
  • Eldercare services