Sanford & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants Inc.

Sanford & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants Inc. is a full service professional tax and accounting firm located in Digby, serving businesses in Southwestern Nova Scotia.  Our professional advisors include three Chartered Professional Accountants (one bilingual) and three accounting technicians with multiple years of experience in providing tax and accounting advice to clients.  We provide a full suite of tax, advisory, accounting, financial statement preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services to our clients as required. We have experience assisting clients with business reorganizations, specialized tax, accounting, financial projections, estate and financial planning matters.  Our office has working relationships with all major banks and financing institutions. Confidentiality and professionalism are of utmost importance to our firm.

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Leading our people are:

Jeremy is a Dalhousie University graduate and received his CA designation in 2002 while working for a national accounting firm.  After a three years working abroad in the finance industry in Bermuda, Jeremy returned home to the Digby area where he lives with his spouse and two sons.

Jeremy enjoys assisting clients with their tax and accounting needs and strives to offer a high level of personalized service.  Jeremy enjoys working with clients to minimize tax and other business related fees as well as maximizing industry specific program benefits where applicable.

As an active community volunteer, Jeremy has offered his time to many groups and organizations.  When not working, Jeremy enjoys spending time with his family, fly fishing and other outdoor recreation activities.

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Doug received his CA designation in 1974 (originally in NB, transferred to NS) and his CMA in 1977. He received his designations while working for a national firm.

Doug worked in various public accounting offices in the Maritimes until 1979, when he opened his own office in Digby, NS. That practice eventually became a partnership.

Doug retired from public accounting in 2005, but continues to work during income tax season. He has served on several boards in the Digby area.

Doug lives with his wife in Joggin Bridge and enjoys snow shoeing and cross country skiing.

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Crystal completed the Business program at Kingstec Community College in 1984.  In 1985 Crystal joined a local accounting firm in Annapolis Royal where she spent the next 26 years as a staff accountant focusing on administrative, bookkeeping, personal income tax and year-end accounting matters.  Crystal joined Sanford & Associates Chartered Accountants Inc. in November 2011 and continues to focus on the preparation of personal and corporate income tax returns and various accounting assignments.

Crystal is currently learning to play the tenor saxophone and has recently joined a local community concert band.

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Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Nottingham, England. She joined Sanford & Associates in January 2012 and undertook a course in personal taxation. Stephanie focuses on personal income tax matters, accounting services and manages administration for the office.

In her spare time, Stephanie is a keen musician, playing flute and saxophone in a number of community ensembles.

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Karen completed her business administration program in 1982 at Akerley Campus in Dartmouth, NS.

Karen relocated to the Annapolis Valley in 1987 and began her business career with a local hotel/resort where she remained until 2015.   Karen held various positions from customer service to department management. For the past 3 years, Karen held a management position in the accounting department, with a primary focus on accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll.  Karen joined Sanford & Associates in 2016 in an administrative support roll.

When not working, Karen is an active volunteer in her local community & church. She enjoys walking, reading and spending time with family.  Karen resides in Bear River, NS with her husband and has 3 grown children.

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