Howard helps his personal and corporate clients manage their relationship with the Canada Revenue Agency in order to minimize the amount they pay and maximize the amount they keep for themselves, while at the same ensuring that all of their reporting and filing obligations are properly met. Howard also works with his client’s to monitor and grow their net worth so that their day of financial freedom arrives sooner rather than later.
Howard spent the first six years of his accounting career working in Price Waterhouse’s Small Business Department followed by 3 years with a local, mid-size CA firm. In 1995 Howard joined forces with Sonya Bekken to form Bekken, Bickford & Associates Inc.
Howard enjoys working with all types of small business owners and has a special interest and expertise in real estate related ventures. Howard also helps individuals with their US personal tax filings.
Howard enjoys working with and helping small business owners grow their businesses and their personal net worth. He also enjoys helping them as they go through the various phases of their business lives such as entry and exit of business partners, mergers and acquisitions, and ultimately sale or succession.
Howard is married and lives in Lynn Valley with his wife Karen (also a CA) and their three wonderful sons. The whole family is involved in music with Howard playing piano and guitar, Karen playing the piano and bass guitar, and each child playing an instrument or two as well. Howard is also an avid mountain biker and skier.
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