Courtenay

Office Information

467 Cumberland Road Courtenay, BC, V9N 2C5

MNP’s downtown Courtenay office is located in the heart of the beautiful Comox Valley. Our four local partners and approximately 36 team members offer a full suite of accounting, consulting, and tax services to support local business.

MNP’s client base in Courtenay includes private enterprises of all sizes, public sector and not-for profit organizations, and First Nations. Through our local team members, clients can also access an extensive network of regional and national professionals who advise many of our most important sectors on Vancouver Island. This includes agriculture, food and beverage processing, forestry and forest products, professionals, public sector, and real estate and construction.

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James Byrne

James Byrne CPA, CA

Regional Managing Partner, Vancouver Island

James Byrne, MBA, CPA, CA, is the Regional Managing Partner for MNP’s Vancouver Island region. With extensive experience serving logging contractors and other stakeholders in the forestry sector, James delivers a broad range of accounting, tax and consulting solutions to forestry clients, while leading MNP’s overall growth on Vancouver Island.

James most recently served as MNP’s provincial leader for Forestry and Forest Products and continues to work with forestry clients across the Island and B.C. By combining his industry knowledge, firsthand experience in operational logging and background in engineering, James brings a unique perspective to financial assessments of forestry operations. Clients rely on James to help them understand their operations from a business perspective and make strategic business decisions to achieve their goals.

Born and raised on Vancouver Island, James has a deep appreciation for the way Islanders do business. He is an avid believer in MNP’s client service philosophy and takes pride in working with our clients and our team to build meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships.

James received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from McMaster University in 2003. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Accountant (CA), qualifying in 2008.

Karen Guinan

Karen Guinan CPA, CGA

Partner, Private Enterprise and Agriculture

Marcel Moose

Marcel Moose CPA, CA

Partner, Professional Services

Janice Thorburn

Janice Thorburn CPA, CGA

Partner, Private Enterprise

Wendy Lewis

Wendy Lewis CPA, CA

Partner, Private Enterprise

Our Courtenay Office

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