The Newport Group
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About

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

About The Newport Group

Here at The Newport Group Chartered Professional Accountants, our mission is to give you financial freedom. Your first consultation with our team always begins with a simple question of “What is your ultimate goal for this business?” From that moment on, we are a team, developing a strategy together that will take you there and supporting you every step of the way.

 

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The Newport Group knows that finding the right accountants and business advisers are key to financial success.

That is why we offer free first consultations in order to understand your needs, your goals, and your business better.

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Our Team

 
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Partner

George Gillis, CPA, CA

George Gillis has been helping business owners grow their business and reach their personal financial goals for over 25 years. He began his public practice in the early nineties and while working closely with clients he soon realized they were looking for much more than typical accounting services at the end of each year.

George began meeting many clients on a monthly basis and helping business owners to step outside their daily operations and work on their business as a whole. This philosophy of focusing on the client’s vision for the future of their business, and helping them take the steps to get there, has become the guiding philosophy of The Newport Group today.

 

Education

CHARTERED PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS OF BC
Chartered Professional Accountant, 1987

Activities & Affiliations

• Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce

 

 
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Partner

Andrew MacRae, CPA, CGA

Andrew joined The Newport Group in 2005 shortly after completing a degree at the University of British Columbia. In the years that followed he completed his designation as a Chartered Professional Accountant while taking on a management role within our firm. In early 2018 he became a partner and now works along side George Gillis with direct clients in a number of different industries to develop the same close working relationship with our clients that The Newport Group prides itself on.

 

Education

CHARTERED PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS OF BC
Chartered Professional Accountant, 2007

Activities & Affiliations

• Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce



 

 
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Manager

Christina Rasmussen

Christina joined The Newport Group in 2008 and began pursuing her degree and eventual CPA designation through BCIT’s financial management program while completing all practical requirements of the program here at our firm. Christina has now taken on a management role with our growing team of junior accountants and looks after all other client needs from day to day.

 

 
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Accountant Associate

Mike Siu, CPA

Mike joined The Newport Group in 2014 after completing his degree and the Diploma in Accounting (DAP) program at the University of British Columbia. He just recently wrote his CPA exam and has been completing all practical requirements of the program over the several years here at our firm.

 

 

Accountant Associate

Graham Carviel

Graham joined The Newport Group in 2017 and is currently working towards his CPA designation while completing all practical requirements of the program here at our firm.

graham@newportgrp.com

 

 

Junior Accountant

Duncan Stefurak

Duncan, the newest accounting addition and youngest member at The Newport Group, joined in 2018. He finished his studies with an accounting major and an economics minor in Halifax, at Dalhousie University. While in school Duncan also participated in co-op opportunities of working with Canada Revenue Agency and joined our firm whilst working towards a professional designation.

 

 

Junior Accountant

Lindsey Chung

Lindsey did an internship at The Newport Group as part of a school requirement but officially joined the team in 2018. She began pursuing her degree with an eventual CPA designation through UBC’s Bachelor of Commerce program, while completing all practical requirements of the program here at our firm.

 

 

Administrative Assistant, Marketing COORDINATOR

Erika Chan

The newest member of The Newport Group, Erika joined the team in the Fall of 2018. She has been looking after all administrative needs and various aspects of marketing for the firm. Feel free to contact Erika if you have any questions about what our firm can do for you as she will be happy to direct your call.