Stephen 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.
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