Accent Chartered Professional Accountants
Accent Chartered Professional Accountants is a dedicated group of professionals that are proud to serve Manitobans with offices in Dauphin, Onanole and Shoal Lake.
We want to help you achieve your goals.
We help people achieve their goals by being good at what we do and how we do it. We treat our clients the way that we want to be treated. With respect, professionalism and understanding.
We are proud of our talented team of up to 20 people during tax season and empower them to make the best decisions for our clients.
Our focus on customer service and attracting and retaining the best team-members possible is what has led us to be the leading Accounting company in the Parkland over the last 30 years.
Growing up in Brandon, Howard moved to Dauphin to open a new location of his family sporting goods store in 1989. He was recognized with the Best New Business award by the Dauphin & District Chamber of Commerce. After seven years in business, he embarked into the accounting profession by registering for the CGA Program of Professional Studies.
He then approached George Allard for a position at Allard & Yakubchak. This gave him the opportunity to pursue what has turned out to be a career in public practice. In 2002, Howard received his designation as a Certified General Accountant.
A keen interest in community involvement prompted Howard to join the Dauphin Rotary Club. He has been an active member for over 10 years and has served in many capacities such as treasurer, student counselor and Club President. Currently has served as chairperson for the Dauphin Wine Tasting fundraising event.
In 2005, Howard was given the opportunity to become partner. The partnership was reorganized in 2015 to take on a new direction as Accent Chartered Professional Accountants. Howard acts as managing partner.
Over the years, Howard has been very involved in his professional association. Howard was elected to the CGA Manitoba Board of Governors in 2010. Shortly thereafter, CGA Manitoba appointed him to the National Professional Standards Committee (NPC). Howard has also taught the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles / Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAP / GAAS) and Handbook Update courses for CGA Manitoba and the CPA Joint Venture from 2010 – 2015.
Recently, Howard has earned the FCPA award, in recognition of his contributions to the accounting profession and to the community
Howard enjoys cycling, swimming and running. He has participated in many half-marathons and a marathon. His desire to challenge himself physically culminated in him completing the Ironman Canada triathlon in 2008. Howard continues to stay active and is always looking for the next goal Howard has also produced two documentaries, both on local festivals – Dauphin’s Countryfest and Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival.
Howard lives just south of Dauphin close to the riding Mountain National Part with his wife Manda. For relaxation, he enjoys cooking and music.
Together they love to travel, especially to the Dominican Republic.
Howard continues to grow Accent Chartered Professional Accountants by focusing on long-term relationships with their clients and a dedication to excellent customer service.
I grew up in Dauphin immersed in a large and active family of outdoor enthusiasts and the rigors of a family owned business. My father was an avid sportsman and made sure we took full advantage of the wonderful opportunities available in the Parkland area. Fond memories of hunting, fishing, skiing, sailing, hockey and a close, friendly community led me to return to the Parkland to raise my own family.
My wife Carol and I live in Onanole and have raised four children. I enjoy sailing, cross country skiing, hockey with the NHL (noon hour league!), cooking, and various do-it-yourself home renovation projects.
After graduating from Business Administration at Red River College I began my career in accounting as an internal auditor with a large national company which gave me a good grounding in auditing and accounting systems and processes. I travelled throughout western Canada conducting audits in various retail outlets.
My next career experience was with Revenue Canada. I audited small and medium businesses throughout Manitoba gaining valuable knowledge and experience in taxation rules and legislation. After graduating from the Certified General Accounting program in 1984, I made the move back to the Parkland area and entered public practice with my uncle Allan Allard providing accounting and taxation services. I have been in public practice for 28 years now.
The Certified General Accountants Association provides resources and education and training opportunities that allow us to offer the best possible service to our clients. I am proud to have served the association as chapter chairperson in the Dauphin area and as a provincial board member. In 2009 I was honoured to receive my FCGA designation.
After 30 years I can still say I love my work. I work with a wide variety of clients and situations which makes each day interesting. I appreciate getting to know my clients and am grateful to all of them for continuing to support the growth of our practice.
Dauphin and the Parkland area is a wonderful place to live and work and I look forward to many more years of business, recreation and community service.
On January 2015 Allard, Yakubchak, Wirch was dismantled and I partnered with Howard Wirch to open Accent Chartered Professional Accountants.