About Us

Updated 7/11/22


In an effort to ensure our clients are informed as to how our firm is operating during this health crisis, we will be providing updates as frequently as necessary on this website.  We continue to monitor the situation daily.  We are taking this very seriously.


We have implemented strict social distancing procedures and all other procedures as suggested by health authorities.  Anyone that is feeling ill or is at any risk will not be allowed to enter our offices.


Contactless options for dropping off information are available.  We offer secure drop boxes at our staffed and remote office locations.  As well, documents can be mailed to us or uploaded to our secure portal.  Please contact us for more information.


We are doing our diligent best to continue to serve our clients to the best of our ability. 


Our Commitment to our Staff:


Our staff has been given training in the areas of:

  • maintaining safe work spaces
  • minimizing prolonged (more than ten minutes), close (less than six feet) contact between co-workers
  • avoiding greetings that involve touching or handshakes
  • proper hand washing and cough etiquette
  • instruction to remain at home and follow public health advice relating to self-monitoring and self-isolation if they, or a member of their household feels ill
  • the use of facemasks when required


If you wish to meet with one of our team members:

We invite you to contact our offices for information.  We offer the following options:

  • a scheduled telephone call
  • a scheduled virtual meeting using Microsoft Teams
  • a scheduled in-person appointment


Not sure about using Teams?  We have trained staff who can assist you and even do a trial run to ensure your computer, iPad or cellular phone will work for this.  We have found that this works extremely well, especially for clients who normally would travel a distance.


We commit to continuing to service our clients while actively monitoring the situation to ensure health and safety for all.  Although we live in uncertain times, our commitment to provide you with a high quality of work and personal service remain.  


We appreciate your cooperation and patience.

Our Story

Alliance Leadership Team

Our firm is a dynamic accounting firm committed to delivering exceptional client service, high quality of work and innovative solutions for our clients. The firm was founded in 2017 with the merger of Anderson Strath, Certified General Accountants and Knight Accounting Services CPA Ltd.


We are committed to providing close, personal attention to our clients. We take pride in giving you the assurance that the assistance you receive comes from years of advanced training and technical experience as well as financial acumen. Our continual investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, state-of-the-art computer technology and extensive business relationships is indicative of our commitment to excellence. Our local roots within the communities we serve, enables us to provide in-depth knowledge and expertise to benefit our clients.


As you browse through our website, you will see that we have not only highlighted background information on our firm and the services we provide, but have also included useful resources such as links to relevant information sources and interactive financial calculators (in our Resources section). In addition, we have taken the time to gather many links to external websites that we felt would be of interest to our clients and visitors (in our Resources section).


While browsing through our website, please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you may have – we would love to hear from you. We pride ourselves on being proactive and responsive to our clients’ inquiries and suggestions.

We believe in the value of relationships. We view every client relationship like a partnership, and truly believe that our success is a result of your success.

Our Partners

Scott obtained his Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation (later to be known as the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation) in 1990.  Scott was awarded his fellowship designation from CGA Canada in 2000.


Scott worked in hospital finance and the banking industry before settling into a career in public accounting in 1990.  He worked for Grant Kirkup & Co until 2000, when he founded the firm D. S Anderson & Company in Boissevain, MB.  In 2005, he merged his firm into DSCP, a Western Canadian regional firm and was a partner in the Edmonton AB office.  He left public practice for a short period of time, serving as Senior Director at the Manitoba Certified General Accountants Association.  In 2011, he re-entered practice and co-founded Anderson Strath, Certified General Accountants located in Brandon.  After a merger in 2017, Scott now serves as managing partner of Alliance Accounting Group Chartered Professional Accountants Inc.


Scott was very active in the CGA organization both provincially and nationally.  He served on provincial committees and the Board for a span of 21 years, including a term as provincial president in 1998-1999.  He also served as the Manitoba representative on the CGA Canada Board for 6 years, including chairmanship of various national committees and on the Executive Committee.


Scott is immensely proud of his upbringing on a farm near Hamiota, for which a love of farming developed that continues to this day.  His brother continues to operate the family farm, now in their 140th year.

Scott is an active curler and enjoys watching all sports.  Travelling, cycling and spending time with friends, family and pets is important to him.


Scott’s preferred areas of practice include advanced personal and corporate taxation (with special emphasis on farming entities), business and succession planning and providing various solutions to enhance his clients’ success.

Carey is a partner in the firm with more than 20 years experience in Public Practice in tax, farm programs, and advisory services.


Carey is a graduate of Assiniboine Community College’s Business Administration Program.  He then went on to complete his Business Administration degree at Brandon University.  He received his designation as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) in 2000, and now has his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation as a result of the amalgamation of the accounting professionals in Canada.   Carey was raised on a farm in the Hamiota area and he has a unique combination of communication skills, expertise and passion to deliver solutions to Agricultural and Business clients.


He enjoys getting out of the office and into the outdoors, golfing, fishing and playing baseball with family and friends whenever possible.

Val obtained her professional Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation in 1996.  She now holds the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation as a result of the amalgamation of the accounting professionals in Canada in 2017.


She has worked extensively in the public practice sector for 30 years with firms: Grant Kirkup and Company, D.S. Anderson & Company, DSCP, and Anderson Strath, Certified General Accountants.  She is a QuickBooks expert, loves technology and currently heads up the accounting division of the firm. 


She and her husband Jim, farm near Souris, Manitoba.  She enjoys curling and golfing and especially enjoys times spent with her kids and grandkids.  She is actively involved in her community.  Her involvement has included the Souris Golf Course, Souris Curling Club, Souris Daycare, and A Port in the Storm Inc. 

Locations

Brandon Office

Unit E - 2425 Victoria Ave
Brandon, MB R7B 4H7

P: 204-726-1995

F: 204-726-8482

Hamiota Office

71 Maple Avenue East (PO Box 606)
Hamiota, MB R0M 0T0

P: 204-764-2544

F: 204-764-2063

Our local roots within the communities we serve, enables us to provide in-depth knowledge and expertise to benefit our clients.

Our Staff

— Brandon Office

Leah Campbell
Leah Campbell

B.A

HR/Marketing Manager

Joanne Wiebe
Abraham David

Accounting/Tax Technician

Joshua Dedul
Joshua Dedul

NAT Dip

IT Manager

Joanne Wiebe
Hayley Enns

Administrative Assistant

Darcy Gerow
Darcy Gerow

D.Ag

Senior Associate

Marie Greer
Marie Greer

Office Manager

Sigrid De Kezel
Sigrid De Kezel

CPA, CGA

Accounting Manager

Dwayne Logan
Dwayne Logan

Accounting/Tax Technician

Joanne Wiebe
Lorna McIntosh

Administrative Assistant

Joanne Wiebe
Iryna Mikhno

Accounting/Tax Technician

Brett Nightingale
Brett Nightingale

CPA, CMA

Accountant

Joanne Wiebe
Marc Provencher

Tax Manager

Joanne Wiebe
Joanne Wiebe

Accounting/Tax Technician

— Hamiota Office

Kristi Argue
Kristi Argue

B.Sc

Accounting/Tax Technician

Jennifer Brooks

Accounting/Tax Technician

Tina Collier
Tina Collier
CPA, CGA, CMMA

Accountant

Shelley Crampain
Shelley Crampain

BGS

Accountant

Laurelle Fleury

Accounting/Tax Technician

Allan Knight
Allan Knight

CFP

Accounting/Tax Technician

Jacalyn Shamray
Jacalyn Shamray

Administrative Support

Susan Thompson
Susan Thompson

Administrative Support

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