Arsenault Best Cameron Ellis

Our firm has prospered on Prince Edward Island since the mid 1940's. Formerly an office of Coopers & Lybrand and PricewaterhouseCoopers, in 2001 the office was purchased by the local partners. Our office has provided a wide variety of high quality professional services for over six decades.

Arsenault Best Cameron Ellis provides a complete range of accounting, auditing and tax services to a large base of private and public sector clients. In addition to this, the firm has a versatile offering of specialty areas including corporate tax planning, estate planning, cross-border tax services, financing and acquisitions, consulting, valuations and forensic services. Our clients include some of the largest entities on Prince Edward Island, as well as the very small. Our many areas of expertise include the public sector, agriculture, auto dealerships, manufacturing, construction, health care, tourism, technology and real estate, among others.

The Firm’s services are provided by 3 partners, 3 principals and 20 local professional and support staff.

Leading our people are:

Mary came to the Charlottetown office in 1981 after five years in public practice in Toronto and Kitchener, Ontario. Her areas of expertise include health care providers (including hospitals), not-for-profit organizations and commodity taxation (GST, HST and PST). Mary recently obtained a designation as a Certified Fraud Examiner, and has been responsible for investigating several major frauds on Prince Edward Island in recent years. In 2012, the PEI Institute recognized Mary's contributions to the profession and the community by awarding her with the FCA.

Contact Mary at mbest@abce.ca .

Douglas began his public accounting career in 1986. With extensive background in auditing and accounting in all of PEI's key sectors of the economy, Doug performs much of the quality control and administrative functions of the office as well as maintaining a full client load. Doug is experienced in providing services in corporate and personal income tax, as well as in the preparation of business plans and projections, and providing operational and system control recommendations to clients. As Personnel Partner, Doug is directly responsible for the high quality of our staff through careful selection and hiring procedures.

Contact Doug at dezeard@abce.ca .

Craig obtained a Masters of Accounting specializing in taxation in 1993, the same year he obtained his CA designation. Craig worked in the taxation group of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Halifax before moving to Prince Edward Island in 2001. Craig is Tax partner for the office, handling all taxation questions of a difficult or unusual nature, as well as identifying and resolving complex taxation issues regarding business reorganizations, estate planning, and US and foreign taxation.

Contact Craig at cbradley@abce.ca .