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Dealerships

Our personalized approach to your dealership needs are how we can help you to maximize the value in your business.

As business advisors to hundreds of dealerships across Canada, our team members work with single store operators and multi store groups in every sector of the industry. We recognize no two dealerships are alike, and that a personalized approach is the only way to maximize the value in your business.

Every partner-led interaction you have with MNP will reflect your unique needs as an entrepreneur, along with the specific challenges in your business and demands of your community. We keep you moving forward with tailored solutions to address existing challenges and take advantage of new opportunities.

We’re also a national firm with an uncompromisingly local focus, so you’ll never have to choose between someone who understands where you’re coming from and the comprehensive depth of services you need to be successful.

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Proposed Canada Luxury Tax

Canada’s proposal for a new Select Luxury Items Tax, brought forward as part of the 2021 Federal Budget, has the potential to dramatically change the economic realities of dealerships. If your business produces, imports, or sells luxury goods, read our latest insight on the Luxury Tax to ensure you’re aware of your obligations

Corporate Finance Quarterly Update

Get the latest insights on dealership valuation and transaction trends. 

Media Spotlight

Stay up to date with videos, podcasts, and presentations from our team members about a wide range of top of mind dealership topics.

Insights

  • Performance

    April 27, 2021

    Dealerships and Budget 2021

    Find out the impacts on dealerships of proposed measures announced in the Federal Government’s 2021 Budget.

  • Confidence

    April 05, 2022

    Considerations for dealerships looking to pay individuals as contractors or via a corporation

    Dealerships need to be extra cautious of potential financial and tax-related pitfalls as they decide how to work with contractors versus employees.

  • Performance

    March 31, 2022

    Proposed Canada Luxury Tax

    Highlights from the much-anticipated draft legislation for the proposed Canadian luxury tax. 

Contact our Dealerships Team

Chris Schaufele CPA, CA

National Leader, Dealerships

Chris Schaufele, CPA, CA, is the National dealership service leader with MNP and Business Advisor in the Assurance and Accounting group in Surrey. With more than a decade of experience in the automotive industry, Chris oversees the delivery of dealership services across B.C., leading a team of more than 25 professionals who work with over 125 dealerships province-wide.

Chris helps automobile dealers and leasing companies, as well as business owners in other industries, ensuring they have the information they require to make strong business decisions. He delivers a full suite of assurance services, including audits, reviews and compilations, helps with tax planning and compliance and advises on a broad range of business issues. His expertise in accounting and assurance standards and keen understanding of the automotive industry allow him to identify opportunities to help his clients succeed.

In 2008, Chris earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA, Co-operative) in accounting from Simon Fraser University. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (CA) in 2010.

Monita Taylor CPA, CA

Partner, Atlantic Canada Dealership Leader

Sean Kosior CPA, CA

Partner, SK Provincial Dealership Leader

Jeff Hanley CPA, CA

Partner, Ontario Provincial Dealership Leader

Trevor Kawka CPA, CA, CBV, CFA

Partner, Alberta Dealership Leader, CPA, CA, CBV, CFA

Cameron Oneschuk CPA, CA

Partner, Manitoba Dealership Lead

Olivier Boyd CPA, CIRP, LIT

Senior Vice-President

Frederic Gauthier CPA auditeur

Partner

Andrew Della Vedova CPA, CA

Partner, Assurance & Accounting