Stephen Ernst CPA, CA
President

Stephen ErnstStephen Ernst is the President of Converge Financial Inc.  As a Chartered Professional Accountant/Chartered Accountant since 1991, he has accumulated a broad base of accounting, tax and industry experience.  He consults on complex business issues and oversees the delivery of services by the experienced Converge Financial Inc. team.

Mr. Ernst holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Highest Honours from Carleton University.  After six years working for a national accounting firm, gaining experience in accounting, audit, tax and consulting services and completing the CICA In-Depth Tax Course, he was a founding partner of Hein & Company, Chartered Accountants in 1997.   He progressed to managing partner prior to the sale of the practice in 2002.  In addition to his CPA/CA designation, he is registered as a CPA in Illinois, providing US tax compliance services.

With Converge Financial Inc., Mr. Ernst has had the opportunity to fill part-time CFO positions in various industries, for both private and public companies.  He has overseen all aspects of the finance function – preparing budgets, compiling external reports, providing strategic planning, securing financing and carefully managing cash flow.  As acting CFO for a public company, he successfully provided oversight of two acquisitions and then sale of the company to another public company.

His interpersonal skills and ability to adapt to dynamic environments has allowed him to achieve success in fulling all his various mandates.

Email:  steve@convergefinancial.com

Tel: 613-828-6955 Ext:  106

Sharon Alger CPA, CGA
Vice President

Sharon AlgerSharon’s years of combined experience in both commercial and public practices enable her  to provide a higher level of service.  Sharon’s work experience includes assurance engagements, personal and corporate tax preparation, budget and financial controllership.  Sharon also has significant knowledge in the areas of Canadian and U.S. tax preparation and compliance.

Email:  sharon@convergefinancial.com

Tel: 613-828-6955 Ext: 113

Robert Downs
Manager

Robert DownsRob has been working in accounting for over 28 years.  He started his career in Toronto in 1986 and moved to Kingston in 1989 and then to Ottawa in 1999.  Rob has an accounting diploma from St. Lawrence College in Kingston.  He enjoys working with small businesses and helping them reach their full potential.

Email:  rob@convergefinancial.com

Tel:  613-828-6955 Ext: 112

 

Brian Black
Manager

Brian BlackBrian is a graduate of St. Lawrence College with a diploma in Business Accounting Administration and is currently working towards obtaining his degree in Commerce and his CPA designation.

Brian joined the team in 2016 and has over 10 years of experience in public accounting.  Brian applies his skills and experience to provide clients with sound accounting and financial advice to assure that they meet their business and financial objectives.

Brian is available to work through the corporate year end process, the preparation of personal tax returns, and to provide business and tax advisory services.

Email:  brian@convergefinancial.com

Tel:  613-828-6955 Ext: 107

Richard Aubry
Senior Accountant

Richard AubryRichard’s background includes domestic and international business experience, in both private and non-for-profit organizations.  He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance in France and is currently completing his Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation.

Richard has strong technical knowledge in accounting and can provide bilingual service to our clients.

Email:  richard@convergefinancial.com

Tel:  613-828-6955 Ext:  115

Catherine McNaughton
Accounting Technician

Catherine McNaughton Cathy’s extensive experience in bookkeeping and administrative functions is providing valuable service to our clients as their company’s achieve their growth and financial targets.

 

Email:  cathy@convergefinancial.com

Tel:  613-828-6955 Ext: 105

Lisa Robinson-Rogers
Staff Accountant

Lisa-RogersLisa earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Great Distinction) from McGill University in 1994, majoring in accounting.

After graduating, Lisa worked in the IM/IT sector.  In 2001, she decided to return to her passion for numbers, and started her own accounting business providing support for companies both large and small.  Lisa joined our team in 2017 and leverages her experience across a number of industries including not for profit, health care providers and other service based industries providing clients with sound accounting advice.

Lisa is available to prepare financial statements, corporate and personal tax returns and ensure our clients meet all their compliance requirements.

Email: lisa@ernstandcompanycpa.ca

Tel: 613-828-6955 Ext: 118

Mamika Warden
Accounting Technician

Mamika joined the firm in October 2017 and brings education and experience in business and accounting.  Her studies in Japan and Canada provide her with the knowledge to work in the accounting field through the completion of various degrees and diplomas.  Mamika brings to our team strong technical skills and knowledge of various accounting software programs.  Mamika is available to assist our clients who require an experienced bookkeeper who can take their organization through the full accounting cycle and who can provide administrative advice as required.

Email:  mamika@convergefinancial.com

Tel: 613-828-6955 Ext: 109

 

Patricia Wilson
General Manager

Patricia WilsonWith over 38 years experience in client and administrative services, Patricia co-ordinates policy and procedures across the organization to assure the highest possible customer services. Her role as General Manager assures that our clients needs are being met at the highest level. Patricia is also a certified bookkeeper, which allows her to get directly involved in assisting clients with their financial record keeping and management requirements.

Email:  patty@convergefinancial.com

Tel: 613-828-6955 Ext: 101