Accounting & Financial





AWCCU Financial

Brando DeFilippis

Bring your banking to AWCCU Financial. All BACD referred business accounts enjoy ZERO monthly account fee and transaction fees for first 6 months. Option to apply for a business line of credit *subject to approval. Contact us directly at 905-728-5187 or visit to learn more.

The mission of AWCCU Financial is to earn our members trust and confidence by providing quality products and services in an efficient and professional manner by motivated employees who share our organizational success. Our focus is to exceed our members’ expectations in our commitment to their financial success while operating in an ethical and financially sound manner.

The Corporate Values of AWCCU Financial are the same today as they were since our founding on April 2, 1938, the well being of our members, employee’s and the communities we serve.

AWCCU Financial is a financial service co-operative, therefore our values are still centered on our belief in “People helping People".




Erin Rochon

Harmony Bookkeeping and Management Solutions

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We are a small local business that strives to help SME's (small to medium size) business owners with efficient and productive processes to grow their business. From bookkeeping, to employee hiring and relations, to Health and Safety compliance, to administrative assistance, we aspire to be your one stop business solution. With over 15 years of experience in office management and bookkeeping, we bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our clients.

Platform Software specializations: Quickbooks Desktop and Online, PC Law, Clio Practice Manager, Canva, Microsoft Office, Google Suite




Stephanie Wells

Durham Business Outsource

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Stephanie Wells (RPB) has been a Professional Bookkeeper for nearly 20 years, and has been a QuickBooks Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor since 2006 and a member of the Canadian Bookkeepers Association. Stephanie specializes in providing bookkeeping and accounting services to small business, professionals, contractors and tradespersons in Durham Region. Stephanie continually updates her qualifications and is a Certified Professional Bookkeeper and a member with the Guild ICIA. She has extensive experience working with and in small business assisting with job-costing, asset management, deferred income etc.




Arden Van Der Horst, CA


I have lived in the Whitby area most of my life with my wife, Lucinda, and three sons. As many of my clients and colleagues have come to appreciate and value, I have always believed in the entrepreneurial spirit and been a big supporter of small and medium sized businesses. An entrepreneur myself, I started my own accounting practice in the winter of 2003 from scratch, and have grown it over the past ten years into a successful practice with 3 full time employees serving small and medium sized businesses and not-for-profit organizations across the Durham Region and beyond. I feel I have been able to accomplish this because of my ability to understand the needs of small and medium sized business owners and ensure all clients are given the same high level of service no matter the size of their invoice. Yes, we are a small accounting firm but I believe that is our biggest advantage as we can offer our clients personalized service.




Corrado Licini


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Corrado’s success has been due to a passion for quality, excellence, tenacity and a willingness to confront and conquer tough challenges. As a top performer Corrado is a knowledgeable and experienced accountant and financial professional with over 20 years of wisdom. Corrado is an entrepreneur at heart and loves to get in deep and work with start-ups, freelancers and other small to medium sized businesses looking in growing their organizations.

Corrado founded Thinkbooks, a professional bookkeeping company that specializes in bookkeeping and accounting services. Thinkbooks’ goal is to help business owners by managing some of the critical bookkeeping and accounting functions that are not a core competency for them, in turn allowing them to focus more of their time and energy on growing their organization. Thinkbooks is with them every day and not only at tax time. The team at Thinkbooks provides value priced monthly solutions that handle all government filing requirements, financial reporting, and budgeting, as well as a long list of bookkeeping and accounting functions.




Ross Libbey, CA


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Ross is a former Controller, Vice President Finance & Administration and he headed up his own training and consulting business for a number of years When Ross isn’t working on Your Bottom Line you can most likely find him on stage acting in one of the local theatrical productions. Ross and his wife Sue have 3 boys and make home in Courtice.




Afshan Ahmed


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Afshan is a goal-driven, highly organized, and results oriented accounting professional with over 15 years in the accounting service industry. Afshan has owned and operated A2 Accounting Associates which assists individuals and small businesses with their accounting and tax needs. Afshan brings with her experience in taxation, financial reporting, and assurance. In her Accounting practice, she has helped start ups, independent contractors, construction businesses, IT companies, and professional businesses with their accounting and tax needs.