Hello my name is Amer Sheikh and I am the Principal at Amer Sheikh Accounting & Tax. I want to you to know a little about my education, experience and working style as a reliable accountant to get a feel for who I am and how I can help with your small business accounting, tax, consulting and training needs.
Education - I graduated from The University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce, Specialist in Accounting and Finance, a Major in Economics and Minor in Philosophy.
My minor in philosophy speaks directly to who I am as a person and what my approach to life and business is. Studying philosophy allowed me to develop my analytical skills early. I was encouraged through my course work to consider things from different perspective and observe the bigger picture. Studying philosphy also taught me that there is more than one way to approach a problem.
I am a Chartered Professional Accountant and concurrently Certified General Accountant (CPA, CGA) licensed to provide accounting services in the Province of Ontario. I have been a member in good standing since 2015.
To view my certifications, please click here.
Career - I havee over 15 years of progressive experience in accounting and finance and have worked for organizations of different sizes, in many industries and in different sectors of the economy.
I have worked for the following organizations:
- Region of Peel (Government)
- Orlando Corporation (Privately held, Real Estate and Construction firm)
- Sunquest Vacations (Privately held, Leisure Travel Firm)
- Loblaw Companies (Publically held, Food Retailer)
- Torys LLP (Privately held, Law Firm)
- PRACS Institute/Cetero Research (Privately held, Pharma Research firm)
- Canadian Tire Corp (Publically held, Retailer)
- General Electric (Publically held, Digital Energy Division)
- Kirchhoff Van Rob (Privately held, Automotive parts manufacturer)
Throughout my career I had the unique perspective of seeing issues and challenges through management and ownership’s eyes. In my various roles I was tasked to address the problem and provide solutions that were effective, efficient, practical and measureable. This is unique in that most accounting firms have a retrospective perspective, that is to say that they make judgements about what happened in the past and assess whether or not the financial statements are presented fairly, accurately and completely
My experience is more practical to the to the small business owner in that I am able to put myself in the owners' position and see what they see. This then allows me more opportunity to provide advice that is suited to the current situation.
This is why I have opened Amer Sheikh Accounting & Tax. I have a passion for problem solving and helping small businesses succeed. I am confident that I can also get you on the right track to success by providing you with big business solutions that can be scaled down to fit your small business challenges.