Thorburn Guinan, a Courtenay-based chartered professional accounting firm is merging with MNP effective February 1, 2017.
“MNP has been serving the Comox Valley since 2004 and we have been looking for a like-minded firms to build on our strategic plans for growth in in the region for some time,” says James Byrne, Regional Managing Partner for MNP’s Vancouver Island and Northern B.C. regions. “The economy on Vancouver Island in general, and the Comox Valley in particular, has been making a slow but steady recovery since the recession started in 2009. Although traditional industries like forestry are still economic drivers in the region, there has been more development in hospitality and tourism, agriculture and agri-food and the technology sector, making the Comox Valley one of the fastest growing rural communities in BC.”
Thorburn Guinan is a full service accounting firm in downtown Courtenay. The firm is operated by two partners – Janice Thorburn and Karen Guinan – and consists of seven additional professional and support staff. It serves a diverse range of clients from small-to-medium businesses and owner-managed corporations to non-profits and individuals.
“As the marketplace evolves and our client needs become more complex, we believe becoming part of a national firm with a local client service philosophy and greater breadth and depth of services and resources will serve our clients well,” says Guinan. “We truly believe coming together will strengthen and deepen our existing leadership and offer our clients access to business advice specifically tailored to their businesses and industries so they can stay competitive and profitable.”
MNP is one of the largest chartered accounting and business consulting across Canada with 75 full-and part-time offices, including locations in Courtenay and Campbell River. The firm has been recognized as one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada by the AON Hewitt for nine straight years.
The Thorburn Guinan team will be moving into MNP’s Courtenay office at 467 Cumberland Road sometime after February 1.