Matt graduated from University of Alberta in 2009 with a B.Comm and completed his CA School of Business schooling in 2012. In 2014 Matt received his Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta and his Chartered Professional Accountant designation from CPA Alberta in 2015.
Matt completed CPA Canada’s In-Depth Tax program in 2017, CPA Canada’s In-Depth Corporate Reorganizations course in 2018, and CPA Canada's Issues for the Owner-Managed Business course in 2019.
Matt has worked on a wide array of tax planning and compliance engagements for both public and private companies, at both multinational and local accounting firms.
Matt specializes in corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, estate and succession planning, post-mortem tax returns and planning, and Canadian tax compliance for individuals, trusts and corporations.
Matt seeks to enhance the wealth of his clients through conservative, yet effective tax planning. His business philosophy is to minimize the client's stress of dealing with Canada Revenue Agency so that clients can focus on their business, family and life.
Ben graduated from University of Calgary in 2010 earning a B.Comm in Accounting and a BA in Political Science. Ben designated as a Chartered Accountant in 2014 and gained insight on a broad variety of tax legislation when he completed the CPA Canada's In-Depth Tax course in 2017, and CPA Canada's Issues for the Owner-Managed Business course in 2019.
At GGT Chartered Professional Accountants, Ben assists small and medium sized businesses and their owners with accounting, tax and assurance. He also has broad experience in succession and estate planning.
Prior to joining GGT, Ben gained valuable tax, accounting and assurance experience at multinational and local accounting firms. He also gained operations experience when he volunteered as treasurer with the Globalfest Society.
As a nature enthusiast, Ben enjoys spending his weekends hiking and camping. He also considers himself a coffee aficionado.
MARCEL TER DENGE
Marcel's family operated a dairy farm when he was growing up and the experience taught him the value of hard work.
He graduated from University of Lethbridge in 2012 with a Bachelor of Management degree in Accounting and became designated as a Chartered Accountant in 2015.
Prior to joining GGT, Marcel gained a wide range of tax, accounting, and assurance experience at multinational accounting firms. He is passionate about working with his clients to help them achieve their business goals.
Marcel works primarily with owner-managed businesses on both corporate and personal tax compliance and planning. He specializes in remuneration strategies for his clients and ensuring that the most tax efficient strategy is chosen.
In his spare time, Marcel enjoys playing with his two young kids and spending time with his wife.
Nancy joined GGT Chartered Professional Accountants in 2016, prior to which she worked in the accounting field for over ten years. Nancy's previous work experience includes working as an Accountant and Senior Accountant with two firms based out of Calgary.
Nancy was awarded her Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Accounting from York University in 2008.
In 2011 she received her Certified General Accountant (CGA) professional designation.
Nancy completed CPA Canada's In-depth Tax program in 2018.
Nancy's approachable demeanor and depth of knowledge makes her a valuable member of our team.
Nancy is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Janice graduated from the University of Victoria in 2013. She spent the following years working in Victoria and Calgary honing her skills in accounting and taxation. She received her CPA designation in 2019.
Janice enjoys working with individuals and owner-managed businesses on tax planning and accounting engagements. She prides herself on helping her clients navigate increasingly complex statutory and regulatory requirements in a manner that lets them sleep at night. She believes that communication and trust are essential in any professional relationship and commits to these values with all her clients.
Janice is currently enrolled in CPA Canada’s In-Depth Tax program.
In her spare time, Janice enjoys travelling. She is currently learning golf.
Janice is fluent in English and Korean.
Seonah joined the team in September 2022 after working as a senior accountant with a small public practice in Calgary.
She has experience with owner-managed businesses on both corporate and personal tax compliance, non-profit organization audits and review engagements.
Seonah is working on the CPA PEP program and looking forward to completing the CFE.
Enjoying new restaurants and desserts with family and friends is a favourite past-time.
Seonah is presently on maternity leave.
Seonah is fluent in English and Korean.
Selena is an Accounting Technician and is pleased to provide assistance to help prepare corporate and personal tax and accounting documents. She has taken several accounting courses to build her foundational knowledge of tax and accounting.
Selena is originally from Manitoba and moved to Calgary in 2011. She attended Robertson College and worked as a Law Clerk specializing in Immigration for over four years before joining our firm.
In her spare time, Selena enjoys playing most sports and is currently learning how to sew.
Kari joined the team in September 2022 and brings over 15 years’ experience working in the accounting industry.
She completed an accounting course at Mount Royal University, and the Land Administrative Foundation and Advanced Certificate.
In her spare time Kari likes going on walks with her pug, Jake. She also enjoys kickboxing.