CRSP CPA Corp.
CRSP CPA Corp was formed in 2018 with a vision of providing a ‘downtown’ level of professional service and expertise, but without the bureaucracy and discontinuity of staff often associated with a traditional accounting practice. Conrad, Graham, Sean and Chris are dedicated to maximizing the use of technology to provide highly efficient full cycle professional services for our clients.
Conrad Chevalier, CPA, CA, CBV
Conrad is originally from Edmonton, AB, and his family later moved to Chilliwack, BC, for his formative years in junior- and high-school. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of British Columbia and enjoyed a brief but exciting career in analytical chemistry. In 2002, Conrad took on a new challenge and joined a medium-sized accounting firm in downtown Vancouver. He earned his CA designation in 2005 working alongside Graham and Sean. During this time, Conrad gained experience providing accounting, assurance and tax advice to small and medium sized businesses.
In 2007, Conrad joined an international firm in Vancouver to begin a specialization in business valuations and earned his Chartered Business Valuator designation.
Conrad is excited to come back to his roots of working closely with private business owners and entrepreneurs, providing useful and timely accounting and tax advice, as well as valuations and advisory services. Conrad is looking forward to applying the mix of skills and backgrounds of the CRSP team to provide meaningful and well-rounded service to our clients.
Conrad serves on the Finance Committee of the College of Massage Therapists of BC and volunteers as the Treasurer on the PAC at his daughters’ elementary school. In his spare time, Conrad plays the odd round of golf but mostly just plays hockey and is also getting back into skiing with his young family. He is also an all-weather e-bike commuter and highly recommends it!
Graham Robertson, CPA, CA, CBV
Graham is originally from Victoria, where he attended high school and university. He graduated from the University of Victoria in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. For the next few years, Graham worked in management for a commercial disposal business and a commercial property management company. Keen to expand his knowledge of finance, in 2002 Graham returned to school to complete the remaining prerequisites for the Chartered Accountant designation. Then in 2002, Graham joined a small public accounting firm in Vancouver where he met Conrad and Sean.
In 2005 Graham successfully completed his CA, earning a position on the Canadian Honour Roll and the distinction of valedictorian for the 2006 graduating class. While studying for his exams, Graham became increasingly interested in transactions and valuation. So in 2008 he moved on to a Big 4 firm and joined the advisory and transactions practice where he became a Chartered Business Valuator. Over the next ten years, Graham moved on to two other international firms, working primarily in Vancouver and Langley, but also in Kelowna, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto.
During this time Graham enjoyed experiences in a broad range of industries and services, providing valuation and litigation support, financial consulting, taxation and auditing and assurance services to public and private businesses. Most recently, Graham spent two and half years assisting a local firm with its expansion into the Langley market. In doing so, Graham returned to his small business roots, focusing on accounting tax and advisory issues for his clients.
Joining Conrad, Chris and Sean at CRSP CPA Corp, represents the culmination of Graham’s vision when he first set out to earn his CA, CPA designation. At CRSP, Graham enjoys collaborating with long-time friends and colleagues in a modern, progressive environment to provide his clients first-in-class service.
When not in the office, you can find Graham with his family camping, skiing, attempting to address never ending yard work and occasionally brewing craft beer in his basement.
Chris Cass, CPA, CA
Chris began his accounting and tax training with a mid-sized CA firm in 1997. Upon receiving his CA designation in 2000, he joined the downtown office of a Big 4 CA firm’s ‘International Corporate Tax’ group, where he completed years 1 and 2 of CICA’s In-depth tax training. In 2002, Chris went back to working with primarily small business clients and joined the tax group of another mid-sized firm, where he completed year 3 of the In-depth tax training.
In 2008, Chris set out on his own and formed Solomon Tax Services, providing accounting and tax services to a broad range of owner/manager clients. Chris’ services included but not limited to tax planning and compliance, corporate reorganizations, assistance with CRA audits & appeals, GST & PST, Family Trusts, partnerships, and BC Capital taxes. In 2010 Chris was joined by Sean and in 2012, Sean join Solomon Tax Services as a partner.
Over time Chris’ clients were growing and their needs were increasing. To meet these needs, Chris and Sean folded Solomon Tax Services into CRSP CPA Corp.
Chris especially enjoys getting the creative ideas flowing while mountain biking and hanging out with clients! When not in the office, Chris enjoys reading, DIY projects, and exploring our beautiful continent by motorhome with his wife Suzie, 3 kids, and Sparky the Dog (aka Barky and/or SparkBulb), our 7 year old Silky terrier.
Sean Perkins, CPA, CA
Sean was born and raised in beautiful Deep Cove, North Vancouver. After graduating from Simon Fraser University, Sean formed and operated a successful commercial disposal business for several years. Upon receipt of a buyout, Sean traded his company shares for a business suit and joined a mid-sized accounting firm in downtown Vancouver, where he gained a broad range of experience working with owner managers in both assurance and tax compliance. After achieving his CA designation in 2007, Sean left public practice in 2009 and joined a European based technology company as corporate controller.
In 2010, Sean came back to his small business roots and began working with Chris. In early 2012, Sean officially joined Solomon Tax Services as partner.
Sean has completed years 1 and 2 of CICA’s In-depth tax training and specializes in corporate tax planning, personal tax issues and assurance engagements for owner managed private enterprises. Sean’s quality time is spent with his wife Michelle and 4 beautiful kids and any available minutes in the summer are spent on the trails of the North Shore and in the mountains during the winter.