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Gilbert & Larkin LLP

Client Services

Our firm offers a wide range of personalized and quality accounting and tax services to individuals and owner-managed businesses. Please see below for a description of the services we offer to our clients.  As the list below is by no means comprehensive, please feel free to inquire about a service if you do not see it listed.


Accounting Services

Accounting Services

We are committed to providing you with accurate, meaningful, and well-organized financial records to help ensure that your business operations run more efficiently on a daily basis. Our firm provides a full range of cost-effective accounting services including the following:

  • Audits and reviews
  • Compilation of financial statements
  • Bookkeeping (Monthly/Quarterly/Annual)
  • General ledger & financial statement preparation
  • Accounting system setup for new businesses

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Bookkeeping/Write-Up

Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis and are the foundation of a successful business. Our qualified staff can assist you with the day-to-day tasks associated with bookkeeping.

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Cash Flow & Budgeting Analysis

A business can be profitable and still run into trouble due to cash flow issues. We can forecast and evaluate your company's financial condition, estimate financing requirements, and track cash-flow sources and uses.

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Financial Forecasts & Projections

Forecasting is a necessity when trying to effectively manage and lead a business to profitability. From simple projections to complex financial modeling, our experienced staff can assist you in achieving your company's financial goals.

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Forensic Accounting

We use accounting and auditing skills to provide an analysis of financial records in conjunction with dispute resolutions, as well as fraud and theft investigation. Our damage measurement methods can determine the extent of financial loss and illegal accounting practices.

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Reviews & Compilations

We view our role in the financial reporting process as an opportunity to provide constructive solutions for maximizing your company's profitability and efficiency. We provide financial reporting on two levels of assurance:

  • Review - some analytical procedures conducted with limited assurance
  • Compilation - based upon client information provided and used primarily for internal use.

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Tax Services

Tax Services

We are committed to keeping current on new tax laws and legislation so that we may identify key tax planning opportunities to minimize both your current and future tax liabilities. We provide our individual and business clients with taxation expertise and services throughout the year. Tax services offered include, but are not limited to: 

  • Tax planning for individuals and corporations
  • Return preparation for
  • - Individuals - Corporations - Estates and trusts - Not-for-profit organizations
  • Advice on tax consequences of buying or selling a business
  • Advice on tax effective retirement and estate planning

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Estate & Trust Tax Preparation

Effective estate planning facilitates the orderly transfer of assets to your beneficiaries, provides security for your surviving spouse, and can reduce or eliminate the tax due on the transfer of your business and other assets. For business owners, providing for business continuity and succession of ownership is essential. We can guide you through the complex process of getting your financial affairs in order.

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Tax Planning & Preparation

Tax planning and preparation form a winning combination for our successful individual and business clients. Our experienced staff can develop tax-minimization strategies to optimize your after-tax position.

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Consulting Services

Business Valuations

A professional and objective business valuation is a necessary component of many transactions, such as purchase, sale or reorganization of a business, shareholder and partnership agreements, matrimonial settlements, or estate proceedings. Our experienced team will provide you with an objective and accurate valuation of your business assets and goodwill. We have  designated Chartered Business Valuators available to consult with you, along with CBV students to ensure timely and efficient turn-around on required reports.  Our CBV's have qualified as an expert witness at trial and other court appearances in both Ontario and Alberta.

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Business Consulting

We gauge our worth by the personal and business successes of our clients. We can help your business identify areas negatively affecting profitability and growth and develop solutions that are practical and technically sound. In addition to acting as a sounding board for management, we provide comprehensive, flexible strategies that address the issues affecting your business.

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Business Succession Planning

Effective transition of your business to your successors is critical to its continued prosperity. With a solid background in tax, succession and estate planning, and other financial matters, we are fully qualified to address the complex issues of business continuation.

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Purchase and Sale of a Business

Preparation and planning are key to the successful purchase or sale of a business. Our team can assist you with all aspects your transaction, including valuation, cash flow analysis, tax minimization and transition planning.

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