Calgary's Best
Kept Secret

With over 40 years of experience in accounting, tax, and business advisory, Catalyst is dedicated to helping private businesses across Southern Alberta succeed. We understand that it takes hard work to build a thriving business and with our support you create the time you need to focus on your priorities, like managing and growing your business.

As trusted advisors, we provide individualized support to everyone who walks through our doors. Discover Calgary’s best kept secret and build your business with the very best financial team!

Allinial Global

Allinial Global is a recognized association of accounting and consulting firms providing global knowledge sharing. This partnership enhances our client services by giving us the knowledge and expertise of an international firm, but the personal approach you expect from a local, independent firm. It is our strong recommendation that you consider this ability when selecting your accounting and advisory firm.

Our Partners

Our Team

meet our team of professionals

  • Larry Flores, Senior Manager - Cross Border Tax

    Larry Flores

    Senior Manager - Cross Border Tax

    Taxation Advisory

    Larry Flores, Senior Manager - Cross Border Tax

    Larry Flores, CPA, CGA

    Senior Manager - Cross Border Tax

    Taxation Advisory

    Larry is a California Certified Public Accountant and recently joined the Catalyst team as a Senior Manager of Cross-Border Tax with our U.S. Tax Services group. He has more than 17 years of diversified tax compliance and tax counseling experience and has served international clientele while working for national accounting firms in Vancouver, B.C. and Northern California.

    Larry’s practice areas include assisting Canadian individuals and businesses with their U.S. Federal and State income tax compliance and tax planning. Business clients include corporations, LLCs, partnerships, trusts, and estates. Typical cross-border clients include dual Canadian & U.S. citizens living in Canada, U.S. citizens who have offshore foreign accounts, investments, or business activities, Canadian individuals or businesses that are investing in U.S. real estate properties or have business activities in the U.S. and Canadian businesses that are expanding into U.S. or offshore markets.

    Larry received his Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting degree from St. Louis University (Philippines) and also holds a Chartered Professional Accountant, CGA (British Columbia) designation.

    Service Expertise

    • U.S. Tax compliance
    • Business consulting
    • Corporations, LLCs, partnerships, trusts & estates

    Industry Expertise

    • Owner managed business
    • Off-shore markets

    Contact

    403-767-1511

    larryf@thecatalystgroup.ca

  • Marissa Enage, Senior Manager - Cross Border Tax

    Marissa Enage

    Senior Manager - Cross Border Tax

    Taxation Advisory

    Marissa Enage, Senior Manager - Cross Border Tax

    Marissa Enage, EA

    Senior Manager - Cross Border Tax

    Taxation Advisory

    Marissa has been with Catalyst since 2013 as the Senior Manager of Cross-Border Tax with our Services group. She has more than 20 years of experience in public practice within the Big 4 firms with industry experience in specialized areas including: funeral home taxation and expat management from a U.S. tax perspective.

    With the U.S. tax compliance and consulting experience she brings to our Catalyst team, Marissa’s client services include: cross-border compliance for individuals, U.S. corporations and partnerships, inbound and outbound tax planning for individuals, consulting with respect to investments or doing business in the U.S., voluntary disclosure catch-up filings in the U.S. and consulting for Canadians investing in U.S. property.

    Marissa has an A.B. in Economics (cum laude) and is a Enrolled Agent (meaning she is enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service). She is also a member of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church choir in Calgary.

    Service Expertise

    • Financial reporting
    • U.S. Tax compliance
    • Business consulting

    Industry Expertise

    • Owner managed businesses
    • Funeral home taxation

    Contact

    403-750-7686

    marissae@thecatalystgroup.ca

  • Megan Brett, Senior Manager

    Megan Brett

    Senior Manager

    Assurance & Accounting

    Megan Brett, Senior Manager

    Megan Brett, CPA, CA

    Senior Manager

    Assurance & Accounting

    Megan has been with Catalyst since 2009 and is a part of our Assurance & Accounting group. Her client service focus includes tax compliance, financial reporting, and business consulting with specialized industry experience in Construction, Professional Corporations, including doctors and lawyers, and Not-for-Profit Organizations and PSAB. Megan is a member of the Catalyst Standards and Quality Control Committee, Training Committee, and Social Committee.

    Megan received her Bachelor's degree in Commerce specializing in Accounting in 2009 and received her CA designation in 2013 through the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. In 2014, she participated in the Income Tax Practice Course. Megan is now enrolled in the Emerging Leaders Academy at Upstream Academy and expects to graduate in May 2019. Currently, Megan is Treasurer for Between Friends and the Business and Professional Women's Club of Calgary. She also actively volunteers with Parkinson's Alberta and Between Friends throughout the year. More recently, Megan became involved in CREW.

    Service Expertise

    • Financial reporting
    • Tax compliance
    • Business consulting

    Industry Expertise

    • Construction
    • Professional corporations
    • Not-for-profit organizations
    • PSAB

    Contact

    403-767-1529

    meganb@thecatalystgroup.ca

  • Jeff Jobson, Senior Manager

    Jeff Jobson

    Senior Manager

    Assurance & Accounting

    Jeff Jobson, Senior Manager

    Jeff Jobson, CPA, CA

    Senior Manager

    Assurance & Accounting

    Jeff has been with Catalyst since 2012 and is a Senior Manager in our Assurance & Accounting Services group. His client service focus includes tax compliance, assurance including audit and review, business consulting and financial reporting with specialized industry experience in Agriculture, Engineering, Construction and Professional Services.

    Jeff received his Bachelor's degree in Science and Bachelor's degree in Commerce from the University of Calgary. He was a linesman in the Western Hockey League from 2002 to 2012 which included assignments to the World Junior Championship in 2008 and 2010, as well as the 2010 Memorial Cup. Jeff is currently the Treasurer of the MS Society of Canada - Calgary Chapter since 2014.

    Service Expertise

    • Financial reporting
    • Assurance (audit and review)
    • Business consulting
    • Tax compliance

    Industry Expertise

    • Agriculture
    • Engineering
    • Construction
    • Professional services

    Contact

    403-750-5484

    jeffj@thecatalystgroup.ca

  • Lei Zuo, Tax Manager

    Lei Zuo

    Tax Manager

    Taxation Advisory

    Lei Zuo, Tax Manager

    Lei Zuo, CPA, CA, CGA

    Tax Manager

    Taxation Advisory

    Lei has been with Catalyst since 2012 as a Manager with our Taxation Advisory group. Her client service focus includes taxation of individuals and private corporations, specifically in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and corporate reorganizations.

    Lei obtained her CGA designation in 2007 and her CA designation in 2012. She has completed 3 years in the in-depth tax program in 2015.

    Service Expertise

    • Mergers and acquisitions
    • Corporate reorganizations

    Contact

    403-767-1514

    leiz@thecatalystgroup.ca

  • Katya Loree, Manager

    Katya Loree

    Manager

    Assurance & Accounting

    Katya Loree, Manager

    Katya Loree,

    Manager

    Assurance & Accounting

    Katya has been with Catalyst since 2008 and is a part of our Assurance & Accounting Services group. Her client services focus includes tax compliance and financial reporting with specialized industry experience in agriculture, agriculture support services, and investment portfolios.

    Katya received her Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree in French and German Language from the University of Alberta. She received her University Certificate in Accounting from Athabasca University and is currently studying to enter the CPA program.

    Service Expertise

    • Financial reporting
    • Tax compliance

    Industry Expertise

    • Agriculture
    • Investment portfolios

    Contact

    403-767-1523

    katyal@thecatalystgroup.ca

  • Curtis Van Son, Manager

    Curtis Van Son

    Manager

    Assurance & Accounting

    Curtis Van Son, Manager

    Curtis Van Son, CPA, CA

    Manager

    Assurance & Accounting

    Curtis has been with Catalyst since 2014 and is a part of our Assurance & Accounting Services group. His client services focus includes tax compliance, business consulting and financial reporting with specialized industry experience in Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Professional Services.

    Curtis received his Bachelor’s degree in Management with a double major in Accounting and Finance from the University of Lethbridge. He is currently an active member of the Calgary Sports and Social Club and coaches senior high school boys in basketball and soccer.

    Service Expertise

    • Financial reporting
    • Tax compliance
    • Business consulting

    Industry Expertise

    • Engineering
    • Procurement
    • Construction
    • Professional services

    Contact

    403-767-1537

    curtisv@thecatalystgroup.ca

  • Robin Butler, Manager

    Robin Butler

    Manager

    Assurance & Accounting

    Robin Butler, Manager

    Robin Butler, CPA, CA

    Manager

    Assurance & Accounting

    Robin has been with Catalyst since 2012 and is a part of our Assurance & Accounting Services group. Her client services focus includes business consulting and financial reporting with specialized industry experience in owner managed businesses and small to medium sized Not-for-Profit organizations.

    Robin received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. In 2013, she graduated from the CASB program.

    Service Expertise

    • Financial reporting
    • Business consulting

    Industry Expertise

    • Not-for-Profit Organizations

    Contact

    403-767-1546

    robinb@thecatalystgroup.ca

  • Christopher Skwarek, Manager

    Christopher Skwarek

    Manager

    Assurance & Accounting

    Christopher Skwarek, Manager

    Christopher Skwarek, CPA, CA

    Manager

    Assurance & Accounting

    Chris has been with Catalyst since 2015 and is a Supervisor in our Assurance & Accounting Services group. His client service focus includes financial reporting, tax compliance and business consulting with specialized industry experience in Professional corporations, such as doctors, dentists, and lawyers, and owner managed businesses.

    Chris graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Management degree. He received his CA designation through CASB in 2011.

    Service Expertise

    • Financial reporting
    • Tax compliance
    • Business consulting

    Industry Expertise

    • Professional corporations
    • Owner managed businesses

    Contact

    403-750-7682

    christophers@thecatalystgroup.ca

  • Matthew McCombe, Senior Tax Accountant

    Matthew McCombe

    Senior Tax Accountant

    Assurance & Accounting

    Matthew McCombe, Senior Tax Accountant

    Matthew McCombe, BBA

    Senior Tax Accountant

    Assurance & Accounting

    Matthew has been with Catalyst since 2013 and is a Senior Tax Accountants in our Taxation Advisory group. His client services focus includes financial reporting and tax compliance with specialized industry experience in Professional services.

    Matt graduated from Mount Royal University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He has successfully passed the CFE of the CPA program and expects to receive his designation in 2017.

    Service Expertise

    • Financial reporting
    • Tax compliance

    Industry Expertise

    • Professional services

    Contact

    403-750-7678

    matthewm@thecatalystgroup.ca

Catalyst Cares
icon-instagram-1

Catalyst is a proud supporter of several local organization dedicated to enriching our community