Buckley Dodds has been in the public accounting profession for over 30 years and in our present location at 1140 – 1185 West Georgia St for close to 25 years. During this time we have gained a wide knowledge of businesses, and not for profit organizations.
Con graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1969 with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and obtained his Chartered Accounting designation in 1972. Con is the firm’s founding partner and has guided it over the years to emerge as one of the ten best accounting firms in Vancouver. He was a recipient of the Wealth Management Award as being one of the top 5% of estate and tax practitioners in Vancouver.
Con has been a director in several enterprises, both public and private companies and non-profits. He serves a wide verity of clients in the capacity of accounting business consulting, financing, taxation and estate planning. He was also selected as a delegate to the Technologies of the Future conference in San Francisco hosted by the author of, The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman. The conference addressed the latest technology trends affecting the future of businesses and how businesses will need to position themselves to take advantage of these trends and not to become redundant.He is also the Vancouver delegate to the conference in New York addressing the cities of the future which will discuss, amongst other things, the business’ a future city will need to attract to be a truly successful city.
Geoff graduated in Commerce with a major in Accounting and Finance, from the University of British Columbia and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1980. Geoff is the managing and personnel partner and his practice consists of audit, assurance, accounting, tax, and business advisory services for small to medium sized organizations. He has extensive experience in public companies and regulatory issues, the film industry, not for profit organizations, corporate and NPO governance issues, and the hospitality industry.
Geoff is also very active in assisting not-for-profit organizations as a trusted advisor, treasurer and board director over his professional career. In 2013 Geoff was elected to the Council (Board of Directors) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C. and has been very active in the merger of the three Accounting Professions to the new Chartered Professional Accountants of BC, CPABC. Geoff also sits on the following Boards & Committees:
- Elected Director ICABC Council, 2013 - 2015
- Treasurer and member of the audit and executive committees, ICABC, 2014 - 2015
- Director, CPABC Initial Board of Directors, appointed by the Minister of Advanced Education, 2015-2019
- Member of CPABC Net Asset and Investment Policy Task Forces 2015-2016
- Chair & Member of CPABC Audit Committee, 2015-201
- Treasurer and member of the audit and governance committees, CPABC, 2017 - 2018
- Member of the Board of Governors, CPA Education Foundation, 2015-2018
Michael Shomali is a qualified CPA from the State of California. He has over 18 years of US tax experience. His expertise lies in a wide variety of tax services, including tax planning, business structure and cross border taxes.Michael graduated from California State University in 1994 with a B.S. degree in accounting.