GERRY DRAGOMIR • FCPA, FCMA
With nearly 30 years of experience managing small manufacturing and distribution operations Gerald has a broad and deep understanding of business processes that goes well beyond accounting.Using a powerful combination of finely tuned analytical skills, technical savvy and communications capabilities, Gerald helps you to solve your most difficult business problems. Whether it is a mid- to short-term CFO engagement, a specific consulting contract or the development and implementation of business process and controls, Gerald and his staff team can provide capable guidance to get you to the solution that you are looking for. Gerald is also a fully qualified professional sport coach who actively trains Olympic and World Championship endurance athletes.
GRACE BU • CPA, CGA
Grace graduated from Shanghai University of Finance & Economics, with a Bachelor degree in Accounting in 1992. She then worked in the banking industry in China for more than 10 years. She attained her Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation in 2003 as she planned to start her new life in Canada. Shortly after arriving in Canada in 2004, she got her first job with Pace Accounting Inc. and never left. She has built up her career path in public practice ever since and attained partnership status in 2011. With more than 8 years of accounting and tax experience with clients from diverse industries, non-profit sectors, and individual tax payers, Grace now utilizes this expertise to help clients with financial statement preparation and corporate, personal, and estate tax returns.
CASSIA KANTROW • CPA, CMA
Cassia has been working with business and not for profit organizations in an accounting role since 1992. She joined the Pace Accounting team in 2002 and attained partnership in 2011. Cassia obtained her Certified Management Accountant designation in 2008. Passionate about social justice issues and the needs of people, she enjoys working with the not for profit sector and with small business. Cassia has been active in the community, both within the housing co-operative where she lives and as a board member for a community organisation operating out of the downtown east side of Vancouver. Cassia has a close relationship with her family and friends, enjoys cooking (and eating) and knitting.
Our highly trained staff have the business skills to properly understand your needs.
Angela had a career in teaching and management while living in China. Last decade, she moved to Vancouver with her family, and is now back in school to pursue a career in accounting. She is now happily settled in Vancouver and enjoying using the knowledge she gained during her diverse career to contribute to the growth and success of Pace Accounting.
Rehan earned his MBA in 2003 at Hamdard University. He now has over 13 years of experience within the banking industry related to Credit Analysis and Loan Documentation. He has gained valuable experience dealing with financial analysis of Small business and High Net worth clients. In order to keep up with market practices, he further completed his Master of Philosophy in Finance. After moving to Vancouver he joined Pace Accounting in March of 2018. He is now looking forward to pursuing a career in accounting and obtaining his CPA designation. In his leisure time he enjoys reading accounting and financial journals, traveling and listening to music.
Rebecca moved to Vancouver from China and is currently studying Business at Capilano University. She is part of the junior staff at Pace and is gaining experience in the accounting field. She enjoys working at the firm and learning from her colleagues.
Marie was born and raised in New Westminster, B.C. and still enjoys living in the “Royal City”. She was employed by a firm of chartered accountants in Burnaby for over twenty-two years, where she gained valuable experience providing accounting and taxation services to entrepreneurs, corporate clients, and not-for-profit entities. During this time, she earned the Advanced Certificate in Accounting professional designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. She joined Pace Accounting Inc. in July 2016. Not only does Marie regularly volunteer for children’s programs at her church, she also serves as treasurer on her strata council. She volunteers for the annual MS Society Family and Friends Drive as well. In the past she has worked as a CVITP (Community Volunteer Income Tax Program) volunteer, and has served as treasurer for a local church. Marie appreciates being with her friends and family, going for nature walks, reading, and baking.
Peter moved to Vancouver with his family after graduating from high school in South Korea. He attended UBC, where he studied biology and also wrote articles as an analyst for the gaming industry. As his interests shifted, Peter obtained an accounting degree from BCIT and is now currently enrolled in the CPA program. Peter’s strong computer and leadership skills make him an asset to the Pace Accounting team. He enjoys walking in the woods, reading books and listening to music in his free time.
Maxim joined the Pace Accounting team in 2018, after graduating from an accounting program at Kwantlen University. His background in the transportation industry has given him the knowledge to manage the demands of various groups of clients. He brings his experience dealing with sensitive situations, deadlines and valuable assets. He is looking forward to building a career with Pace, while continuing his studies in accounting.