Since its inception in 1952, Manning Elliott LLP has grown to become one of the largest, most experienced, and well-respected independent chartered professional accounting firms in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley regions. With more than 200 accountants and business advisors on hand, this progressive firm does much more than assist small and medium-sized private businesses, public companies and not-for-profit organizations with issues such as tax planning—it also helps those companies on a much broader scale.

“Our client service stands out,” says managing partner Alden Aumann. “We are very hands-on and make sure small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as larger ones, get the attention they need. It’s not just about tax compliance. It’s about solving problems for your client.”

With four generations behind its success, Manning Elliott has the expertise to help business owners find solutions to all of their organization’s needs. With offices in Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey and Abbotsford, it also provides customized services and solutions to investors seeking wealth management advice and international companies planning to conduct business in Canada.

Taxation compliance, tax consulting and estate planning services are among Manning Elliott’s key areas of practice. The firm is also an authority in succession planning. Whether you’re going to sell your business, groom a new CEO or transition to the next generation, advance planning for making that change is crucial.

“Many business owners haven’t really thought about who the next leader in their organization is going to be or how the process to groom that next leader should unfold,” says Aumann. “Business succession and all of the steps that it encompasses is typically a multi-year process. It considers a series of financial and non-financial issues; the transition does take a period of time.

“This is an area we excel in,” he adds. “Longevity is one of our own strengths. We have groomed seven new partners in the last several years as some of our senior partners retired. We’ve got a system and a process for succession planning.”

Manning Elliott is also the largest independent B.C. firm with its own U.S. tax practice within the firm, providing both personal and corporate U.S. tax compliance and planning as well as advice on cross border transactions to public and private companies, particularly in the mining and high-tech sectors. Then there are the firm’s speciality services for China, Latin America and Russia.

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