Who We Are
Sharon R. O'Halloran
Sharon R. O'Halloran , CPA, CGA - President graduated from CGA Canada in 1994, and opened a professional accounting office in the same year.
Sharon’s education includes a University degree with a major concentration in finance and accounting, and a Certified General Accounting designation. As well, Sharon received her Chartered Professional Accounting Designation April 1, 2015.
Sharon and staff at both office locations are committed to extensive professional development and are always looking for new ways to serve clients.
Sharon has been in the professional accounting industry for 30 years in Prince Edward Island; working with many profit companies, charities, not-for-profit organizations as well as corporate and personal clients. Sharon and her team are devoted to “empowering their clients’ success”.
What really makes us different at Sharon R. O'Halloran, C.P.A. Inc., is that we strongly believe in the importance of knowing and understanding our clients and their operations. The option to work on location at our client's place of business allows us to gain a better understanding of their operation; enabling us to provide greater value.
Our firm's approach is to build and maintain solid business relationships with every client. We work with them, providing timely and useful information for decision making and most of all finding the programs and information needed for them to achieve all of their financial and business goals.
Meet Our Team
In 2015, Amanda graduated from Eastern College with a diploma in Accounting and has earned a certificate from the Canadian Payroll Association as a Payroll Compliance Practitioner. She is working towards her certification in payroll. Amanda has been a bookkeeper with our firm since her graduation.
Amber joined our firm in 2018, and primarily does corporate and sole proprietor bookkeeping. Amber will be attending Holland College in September of 2020, taking the Accounting Technology course to expand her knowledge of personal and corporate tax returns. Prior to joining the firm, she was a bookkeeper at several different businesses, but enjoys the challenge of learning new roles and working with a wide variety of clientele.
Ben originally from the UK, graduated in 2004 with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Portsmouth, and has a diploma in advanced management accounting. He has worked in the accounting field for nearly 10 years and is currently working towards his professional designation. Ben has been working with our firm since 2010.
From PEI, Colin graduated from UPEI in 2014 with a biology degree. He obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant designation in 2019. He has worked in the accounting field for four years and recently joined our firm in January 2020.
Dawna joined our firm in February 2019 bringing with her years of experience in office and project management as well as client services. She has a diploma in accounting, computers and business which has helped her transition seamlessly into her current role as Administrative Assistance in O'Leary.
Jeanine has been working with our firm since 2013. She currently provides on-site bookkeeping & payroll services as well as personal and corporate tax preparation. She has graduated from the Accounting & Business Technology program at The Academy of Learning in Victoria, BC in 2009. In 2011, Jeanine continued her education at Camosun College in Victoria, BC for professional development and upgrading. She is now working towards her professional designation.
Kara graduated from Holland College in 2011 with a diploma in Marketing and Advertising, and in 2013 from UPEI with degrees in both Philosophy and English. She has been working with our firm since 2017 and works primarily in the Summerside location during tax season aiding in T1 preparation. She is also responsible for Social Media and Advertising.
Lex Arsenault recently moved back here from Nova Scotia with her two dogs to be closer to family. She began working with our firm as the Executive Administrative Assistant in February of 2020. She is new to the field and is always learning new things and appreciates the opportunity to build new relationships with the lovely clients the firm works with. She graduated from Holland College: Summerside Campus as a Legal Administrative Assistant and in the future, she hopes to further her education and knowledge in Estate Planning.
Sherrie graduated from Dalhousie Univerisity in 1995 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in accounting. She received her CGA designation in 2000, and received her CPA designation in 2015. She has been in public practice since graduating from university in 1995, and has been an excellent asset to our firm since joining us in January, 2020.
Wendy joined our firm as a bookkeeper on January 2, 2020. Wendy graduated from Three Oaks Senior High School and completed her Post Secondary education in the bookkeeping program at Holland College. She brings with her several years of experience in bookkeeping and office administration. Her experience includes working in private industry as a bookkeeper/office manager, contract work with the public school system in office administration and in recent years doing bookkeeping for several businesses at Corkum Professional Accounting and Tax.