• Gerry Bowler

    Gerry Bowler, CPA, CA

    Gerry was born and raised in the Markdale area. His family has been in the region since the late 1840’s. Most brick houses in Markdale, built between 1860 and 1915, were built from bricks of the Bowler Brickyard which was located on the East Back line just outside of Markdale.

    Gerry graduated as a Chartered Accountant (CA) while employed in the Toronto office of a national accounting firm. He then moved with this firm to Owen Sound where he completed the In-Depth Tax Program. Gerry spent a total of 22 years with the national firm, the last 14 as Tax Partner for the Owen Sound practice.

    Bowler & Company was opened by Gerry in 2002 with one employee. In 2010, he expanded the business by purchasing MT Ashmore/ Johnson’s Bookkeeping practices in Dundalk.

    Gerry provides a variety of corporate, personal, and estate tax services to Bowler & Company clients.  He handles most of the purchase and sale transactions for Bowler & Company clients, including property, shares, assets, and businesses.  In addition, Gerry is very involved with the accounting and tax services we provide to our clients, as well as personal and business advisory consulting.

    With his free time, Gerry is an active member of the Rotary Club and the Centre Grey Hospital Foundation, as well as a director on the board of the Participation Lodge long-term care facility.

     

  • Cindy Ross O'Connor

    Cindy Ross-O'Connor, CPA, CGA

    Born and raised on a farm in the Holstein area, Cindy relocated to Markdale in 2001, after getting married. She then started her family a few short years later.

    Cindy earned her CGA designation in June 1998. She joined Bowler and Company in February 2004, making the firm a 3 person operation, at the time.

    Cindy has a strong understanding of Sage/Simply Accounting and QuickBooks to assist clients with any issues they may have, including invoicing, billing, and report generating. 

    Much of her time and focus is directed at preparing financial statements and tax returns for corporations in a variety of industries, from manufacturing to retail to agricultural.  

     

  • Evan McCallum

    Evan McCallum, CPA, CGA

    Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Evan met his future wife, from Markdale, while attending the Business Administration course at Algonquin College. He went on to major in accounting and upon completion of College he transferred to Nipissing University to complete his Bachelor of Commerce. Having developed a love for business and accounting Evan entered the CGA program and completed the required courses and work experience to receive his CPA, CGA designation in April of 2016.

    He began working at Bowler & Company shortly after moving to the area in February of 2014. He has since been working as a public accountant and completed CPA Canada’s practitioner’s course and in-depth GST/HST course. Evan has a good knowledge of accounting, corporate, and personal tax with a specialization in the area of GST/HST.  

     

  • Gord Coburn

    Gord Coburn, CPA, CA

    Gord was born and raised in Markdale and currently lives in Wiarton with his wife of 43 years, Theresa.  He is blessed with two grown children and six incredible grandchildren.

    Gord received his designation as a Chartered Accountant (CA) in 1977 and has completed the In-Depth Tax Program.  He joined Bowler & Company in 2011 bringing with him over 25 years’ experience with a national accounting firm, as well as more than 10 years as a partner in an Owen Sound accounting firm.  Gord has extensive experience in agricultural industries, construction, manufacturing, and many other owner-managed businesses.  He offers clients expert and personable advice with respect to business operations and finance, income tax, capital gains, estate planning and much more.

    Gord is a current member of over 35 years and past president of the Wiarton and District Lions Club. As a result of his time there, he is a recipient of both the Helen Keller award for outstanding service as well as the Melvin Jones fellowship award, the highest form of recognition to acknowledge an individual’s dedication to humanitarian service. 

    Gord is also a current member and past president of the Wiarton District Curling club.

     

  • James Anderson

    James Anderson, CPA

    James proudly grew up in the Markdale area, where his family has called home for generations. James graduated in 2017 from Wilfrid Laurier University with distinction with a Bachelor of Business Administration honours degree in Accounting and Co-operative options and minors in Canadian Studies and Economics. Following graduation, James returned to Wilfrid Laurier University to complete the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics’ Graduate Diploma in Accounting.

    James began working at Bowler & Company as a co-op student in January 2017 and has worked there full-time since January 2018. James successfully wrote his common final examination for the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation in September 2018 and obtained his CPA designation in August 2020. James has a strong working knowledge of both personal and corporate accounting questions and concerns.

     

  • Annalisa McMahon

    Annalisa McMahon, Associate

    Born and raised in the Shelburne area,  Annalisa relocated to the Dundalk/Priceville area 22 years ago.

    Annalisa started her career in the financial industry 32 years ago where she held various roles in the banking field and acquired both her Mutual Fund Dealers Association and Canadian Securities Course accreditation.

    Working as a Financial Advisor with CIBC during the last 20 years of her career has allowed Annalisa to share her extensive background and knowledge in personal lending, investment planning & various small business needs. Annalisa joined Bowler & Company full time in February 2019.

     

  • Katie Morris

    Katie Morris, Associate

    Katie was born and spent her early years in Montreal, Qc and moved to Toronto, On in her teens. She worked in downtown Toronto, working her way up to Assistant Controller for a licensed customs house broker/customs service provider and international freight forwarder. Katie started her own business, when her children were born, in order to work from home, and spend additional time with her family. In 2009 Katie and her family moved to Flesherton, On. She became the Secretary of Grey County 4-H when her daughter indicated an interest in showing cows. Katie has more than 20 years of experience with QuickBooks, including participating in the ProAdvisor training.  She believes that a client’s satisfaction is the most important part of her job, whether that be by professionally completing your bookkeeping requirements, or training you to handle it on your own, or just be available if you have any questions.

  • Melanie Stiles

    Melanie Stiles, Associate

    Melanie has over 20 year of professional experience providing accounting and tax services to a large number of clients.

    She is a very dedicated and detail oriented person who puts clients needs first and provides assistance in any way she can.

    Melanie has a good exposure in using different accounting systems and enjoys the challenge of researching complex matters.

    She specializes in serving businesses and corporations in various industries with their accounting, bookkeeping and tax matters.

    Melanie has been in the accounting field since 1999 and has been with Bowler & Company since August 1, 2010.

    Outside of work she loves spending time with her family and enjoys gardening and training/agility with her dogs.

     

  • Sylvia Croft

    Sylvia Croft, Associate

    Born and raised in Flesherton, Sylvia moved to the Markdale area to start her family in 2012.

    Sylvia was one of the firefighters responsible for saving lives during the Chapman’s Ice Cream fire, and you may have spotted her in her gear in one of their commercials.

    She is the person that answers your calls and has welcomed you into our office, since June of 2015.