Thankful for the Ottawa Food Bank!

All year-round, the Ottawa Food Bank works tirelessly to make sure people get beyond hunger. This Thanksgiving weekend, the teams at Hendry Warren LLP and Transactions Inc. wanted to help and so we banded together, reached out to friends and family, and collected as many non-perishable food items and baby & personal products we could. As shown in the picture below, everyone’s efforts were a major success!

A huge, giant thank-you goes out to our friends, without whom none of this would be possible: Italfoods Ottawa and La Bottega Nicastro.

Pints with a Purpose

Hendry Warren is proud to support Dress for a Success Ottawa and will be attending their Pints with a Purpose event on Tuesday, October 8th at Craft Lansdowne to support the launch of their Community Brew, the Grape Gatsby. The HW team is proud to support this local charity whose mission it is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Tickets to attend the event can be purchased here: https://bit.ly/2VcKQtj

Pints wit a Purpose 11X17 poster r2.png

HW’s 1st Cook-Off

Last Wednesday, our social committee hosted Hendry Warren’s first cook-off competition. We had three categories: best cookie, best baked pasta and best meatballs.

Pictured: our winners of the categories

Not pictured: all of our other staff members who had the tough job of being food critics and choosing between all of the pasta-bilities

It was an excellent evening filled with awesome food and some good laughs!

HW Cook-Off.png

#herewegrowagain!

The Fall season has brought a few new faces to HW. A warm welcome to the newest members of the Hendry Warren LLP team (from left to right) Mark Stobnicki, Brian Hlady, Kayla Johnston and Everet Dyer.

So excited to have you on board, we are truly looking forward to working with you all!

New Hires September 2019.jpg

Have you met the team at Jansen Valk Thompson Reahm PC?

On September 13th, on his way to a family function in Michigan, Ian Hendry stopped in to visit with Jim Valk, Managing Principal at JVTR.    Most of our clients that have US tax obligations know the team, which is based in Kalamazoo.   For several years they have been assisting our clients with their US tax reporting needs, and with tax advice around US cross border issues.    We met Jim Valk at the annual conference of INPACT, an international affiliation of professional accountants to which we belong.   If you need support for an international tax or accounting matter almost anywhere in the world, we can connect you with a service provider from our network to assist you.

Valk.jpg

Major's Breakfast - September 5, 2019 with Daniel S. Goldberg

The Ottawa Board of Trade hosted the Mayor’s breakfast with Daniel S. Goldberg, the President and CEO of Telesat Canada. He enlightened us on some of Telesat’s exciting projects including the TelesatLEO which will help revolutionize the way we access broadband in different areas of the planet. Telesat is a strong contributor to our city’s economic success and continues to grow globally with it’s cutting edge technology.

Major's Breakfast September 2019.jpg

Good Luck to our 2019 CFE Writers!

On September 11, 12 and 13, four of our staff members will be writing the Common Final Examination (CFE). The CFE is the final three-day examination in the Canadian CPA certification program requiring candidates to demonstrate depth and breadth of competency development in accordance with the CPA Competency Map. Upon successful completion of the challenging three-day exam, candidates are one step closer to attaining their CPA designation!

We wanted to wish good luck to our staff members and everyone else writing the CFE this year!

Fist+bump.jpg

The HW Hat is on the Move!

Over 12 days this August, the Hendry Warren Hat travelled 180 kms through the backcountry of Algonquin Park following the routes of the voyageurs. Robin of our office carried their gear and the Hat over 15 kms of portages and was rewarded by amazing wildlife and tranquility in Ontario’s first and largest provincial park. Stay tuned for the photos of the next adventures!

Collage.jpg

Hendry Warren Open House!

Calling all Carleton & OttawaU accounting co-op students!

Do you want to learn more about the exciting CPA career opportunities available with Hendry Warren LLP? We invite you to join us for our student open house on Friday September 6th from 2pm- 4pm. Come meet our amazing team and find out more about what Hendry Warren has to offer.

Advance registration required at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hendry-warren-llp-student-office-tour-tickets-68173044411

We look forward to meeting you!

LinkedIn Open House Poster.jpg

Inaugural HazloLaw Charity Softball Game

‘It’s a great day for a ball game; let’s play two!” ~ Ernie Banks, Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame

 On August 22nd, on an otherwise perfect summer day, Jaime Wendland and Dave Ienzi participated alongside other local accountants in the inaugural HazloLaw Charity Softball Game in support of the two important local charities, The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and CHEO.  While the final score wasn’t close, Team White beat Team Blue 24-11, the real winners were the two charities. 

 A huge thank you to Dean Blachford and Hugues Boisvert for their invitation to participate and for hosting such a successful event!  Jaime and Dave are already looking forward to next year’s game…maybe they’ll play two!

Hazlolaw 2019.jpg

Bittersweet Farewell to the HW Co-op Students

This time of the year always brings beautiful weather with a touch of sadness in the forecast. Once again, the time has come to say farewell to our amazing co-op students who are finishing up with 4 or 8 month work terms with us. The office will feel empty in September without these familiar faces.

We are so grateful that you all chose Hendry Warren. We wish you all the best of luck with your studies this Fall!

End of summer co-op farewell.jpg

Michelle Bouchard Joins the Roger Neilson House Board

Congratulations to our own Michelle Bouchard, who has recently been elected to the board of Roger Neilson House, and who has taken on the role of Treasurer of the organization.    This charity is near and dear to the Hendry Warren family.    Ian Hendry is a founding board member who remains active in the organization, and the respite care services provided by the organization have been used by one our own extended family.

 Roger Neilson House offers a variety of support services for children and their families such as palliative, respite, and transitional care, along with grief support and other therapies.   To find out more about this wonderful organization check out their website at  https://rogerneilsonhouse.ca/our-services/

Todd Hamilton Joins the NPO Group

Hendry Warren LLP is a founding member of The NPO Group which is comprised of Ottawa area professionals committed to supporting the not-for-profit community.   The mission of the group is to gather and share information relating to the NFP community, providing education, knowledge and advice.   Our own Todd Hamilton has recently assumed the role of co-chair of the organization.   To learn more about the group and its members, and events, check out the website at  www.thenpogroup.com

Todd Hamilton.jpg

2019 Camp Day

In late July, the HW team spent a Friday afternoon enjoying some great games, food and a whole lot of sunshine at a local campground. It was the perfect way to enjoy the summer and make some fun memories together.

Collage.jpg

Here We Grow Again!

A warm welcome to the newest members of the Hendry Warren LLP admin team (from left to right) Nancy Marcoux, Katelynn Gough and Kayla Damiano.  So excited to have you onboard to keep our growing firm running smoothly and help us deliver the amazing personal touch service experience our clients have come to know and love. 

New staff - July 2019.jpg

HW Beats the Heat

What sound makes both kids & adults stop what they're doing & sprint down the street? The ice cream truck!

On Wednesday afternoon, our staff were surprised with a visit from the Cool Treats ice cream truck. From sundaes to snow cones, they had it all! Who needs an afternoon coffee when you can have a sugar rush instead?

July 2019 - ice cream truck.JPG

Businesses Outside Quebec - Get Ready for QST Changes Effective in 2019

In the Québec budget released on March 27, 2018, Québec announced the implementation of a new QST regime to collect QST from suppliers that are non-residents of Québec that will affect businesses starting in 2019.

Canadian businesses outside of Québec and businesses in foreign countries that sell taxable supplies in Québec will be required to register and collect QST where they earn $30,000 a year or more in revenue from certain Québec customers. Certain digital platforms (such as Amazon) will also be affected.

You can read our newsletter about the upcoming change here: https://bit.ly/2YAfjCG. For more information about how these changes may affect your business and for assistance with compliance obligations, please contact our office to speak to one of our tax professionals.

2000px-Flag_of_Quebec_(1-2).svg.png

INPACT Partners Forum 2019

From June 19th to 21st, Nancy Nicks, David Ienzi and Jacob Milosek travelled to Louisville, Kentucky to attend the INPACT Partners Forum. Hendry Warren is a member of INPACT, an international affiliation of accounting firms which allows members to share ideas and methods on what they do and provide technical tax and accounting support to each other on a global basis. Jacob gave a presentation at the conference on firm economics and important considerations in servicing clients and running a successful CPA firm. Nancy, Dave and Jacob also had an opportunity to take in some of the sights in Louisville – a beautiful city!

Louisville collage.png