We’ve created YOUR BOTTOM LINE to provide entrepreneurs and small businesses with the necessary advice, tools and resources to achieve financial success and maximize their true potential. We take a very different view than most firms when it comes to the ‘TEAM’. You see, our view is simple: the TEAM comprises of US and YOU, not just us. That’s why we work so hard to build a solid relationship with you and all of our other clients. It’s what helps set us apart from all other accounting firms. In fact, TEAM ETHOS is the key ingredient in forging a successful relationship with you. Having said that, let us introduce ourselves to you. Here’s a brief introduction to the partners and staff…
Ross Libbey, CPA, CA
Chartered Accountant - President
Ross is a former Controller, Vice President Finance & Administration and he headed up his own training and consulting business for a number of years. When Ross isn’t working on Your Bottom Line you can most likely find him on stage acting in one of the local theatrical productions. Ross and his wife Sue have 3 grown sons and make home in Courtice
Mike Libbey, BBA
Mike Libbey is an Accountant for Your Bottom Line. Mike first started working on a part-time basis with YBL (doing his first tax return at 17 years old!), while making his way through Niagara College in the 3 year Business Admin-Accounting program. Prior to joining YBL, Mike worked at the Ministry of Finance for 2 years doing a wide variety of different financial jobs and tasks and obtaining a variety of valuable experience. Mike came on board full time with YBL in the fall of 2010 as an Accountant and has become an integral part of the team. Committed to Learning & Professional Development, Mike has just recently graduated from Yorkville University having earned his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).
Ronald D. Brough
Senior Accountant and US Tax Specialist
Ron has been doing taxes for Family and Friends since 1977 and more formally since the early ‘90’s. He has held many high level positions in both the Public and Private sectors including a brief stint with the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) and Plant Controller for Goodyear’s Bowmanville, ON rubber plant. His passion, other than helping people pay less tax and keep more of their hard earned dollars in their pocket, is Health & Wellness. Along with his wife, Penny, they help people experience greater health and wellbeing. Speak to Ron for more on this. Ron and his wife Penny have 2 grown sons and make their home in Whitby.
Paul J. Barker, CPA, CA
Paul is a former Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing and an Owner/Manager in a variety of businesses and industries.
“When Paul isn’t working on Your Bottom Line, you can find him working on his www.liquidxpress.ca business or on any one of the local golf courses in Aurora or on an easy chair by the pool reading the latest best seller. Paul resides in Aurora close to his 3 young adult children and has clients ranging as far south as the Distillery District in Toronto to Barrie in the north.”
Ross and Paul met while articling with Touche Ross and Co (which became Deloitte and Touche in 1990) and both qualified as Chartered Accountants in 1984 after studying for the School of Accountancy and the Uniform Final Exam together.