It Takes a Village

At Accountapotamus, we’re passionate about doing everything in our power to help our clients’ businesses grow and prosper. Like you, we recognize our core competencies, and rely on those in the know to take care of the things we need help with.

Need a CA? A corporate lawyer? A webguy? Benefits for your employees? Are you looking for a bank that supports small business and sees you as a real, live person, and is willing to work with you to help your business grow? We’re gathering a short list of our “go-to” people here, who we highly recommend and hope you’ll take the time to speak with. Need a referral for something else? Give us a call. Chances are there’s someone great in our professional network who we’d be happy to hook you up with!

We Don’t Do Taxes. But These Guys Do!

With ever-changing and sometimes complex tax legislation, we choose to leave tax preparation to the experts. We want to ensure that you’re getting every possible tax savings you can get your hands on, and partner with some pretty awesome tax accountants for this very purpose. We’re happy to refer our clients to these accountants, as we know and trust them, and they consistently provide excellent service at reasonable costs.

Erik Kulakowsky, CA
Personal & Corporate Taxation / Business Advisory Services

tel. (613) 897-1546

Viviane Ayala, CPA
Personal & Business Taxation / Taxpayer Relief Program

tel. (613) 731-1527

Ben McNeely

Ben McNeely, CPA CA
Personal & Corporate Taxation / Audit Specialist

tel. (613) 257-5722

Ira Abrams, B. Comm., CA
Licensed Public Accountant

tel. (613) 224-6808

Robert J. McNamara, CPA, CA
Personal & Business Taxation

tel. (613) 836-8228

Michael Ford, CPA
Personal & Business Taxation

tel. (289) 464-1001 (GTA)
tel. (613) 518-6006 (Ottawa)

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Karen Jerome, B. Comm., CMA
Certified Management Accountant

tel. (613) 599-4224


Thinking Of Setting Up A Group Benefit Plan For Your Employees? It’s Probably More Affordable Than You Think.

Gone are the days when small businesses could not consider offering employees benefits because of the high costs involved. Affordable benefit plans are no longer reserved for the biggest companies, and dealing with a good broker could present you with a multitude of options you never knew were available.

JLT’s dedicated and professional teams provide specialized financial services and advice, focused on Employee Benefits, web-based self-serve Flexible Benefits Administration, Individual Life and Disability Insurance, Wealth Management and Estate Planning for business owners, professionals, executives and private as well as public corporations.

James A. Gardner
Account Executive / Employee Benefits

tel. (613) 656-0232


Business Banking

We’re often asked who we recommend in terms of banks. Difficult question, and a lot to take into consideration. Who has the lowest service charges? Who gives the best service? Who has hours that fit into a business owner’s schedule? We’re doing a bit of comparison shopping right now (stay tuned for updates!), so in the meantime we’ll give you a shortlist of who we trust.

Lily Huang
Senior Account Manager, Ottawa West BDC Business Centre

tel. (613) 592-5888

As a financial institution owned by the Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada has been serving Canadian entrepreneurs for more than 65 years. Their team helps more than 28,000 businesses reach their full potential. As a complementary lender, they offer loans and investments that fill out or complete services available from commercial financial institutions.


Have Legal Questions?

Whether you’re a new or existing business owner looking to incorporate, review commercial contracts, leases, or have any other related legal needs, we’d recommend giving one of the following lawyers a call:


Alex Ferguson
B.A., L.L.B.

tel. (613) 257-7772

Marc Ouimet-McPherson
B.A., L.L.B.

tel. (613) 837-1010 Ext. 230


Need good quality corporate pictures for your website or promotional material? Have we got the girl for you!

We recently had the pleasure of working with Robin Andrew of UNPOSED Photography for our website photos, and had an absolute blast doing a photo shoot with her. She’s a creative genius with a trained eye, and can elicit a smile from anyone. The idea behind UNPOSED is simple. Rather than traditional posing, people of all ages just play and have fun. The result is very different. Creative, fun, images with energy and life.

Let your 3 year old run wild. Bring your motorcycle. Invite all the in-laws or come out alone to escape and have fun. UNPOSED provides family, group, individual, and pet portrait photography at their large studio in a pleasant rural setting. Business and commercial photography is also provided with unique, UNPOSED, style.

Robin Andrew

tel. (613) 799-6524


Need help marketing your businesses, getting your business found online? A new website?

If you are looking for someone to help you with your marketing, including digital marketing strategic planning, contact Sherry at Crummy Media Solutions. Sherry currently helps us with our website and has also provided social media marketing training to members of our team. Sherry has created many Digital and Social Media Marketing Plans for businesses within Lanark County. She facilitates regular workshops on Social Media tools, like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn. Sherry is also available for one-on-one training sessions or consultations.


Sherry Crummy
Owner and Digital Marketing Strategist

tel. (613)-604-4390


Need a reliable, hard-working and friendly team to provide office, commercial or residential cleaning services? These guys are our favourite!

Cleanest Cleaners are a family-run service company who provides office, commercial and residential cleaning across the Ottawa region and surrounding areas. They are trustworthy, honest and reliable, and always show up with a smile. They help you save money with great rates but also help you save time, allowing you to achieve that work-life balance. They go above and beyond to make every space sparkle and to keep their clients happy. They are more than just a cleaning service: they make your life and running a company easier.

Cleanest Cleaners

Kadir Akkaya
Marketing Representative and Cleaning Professional

tel. (613)-869-9015