About Our Team

Providing exceptional personal service, our team makes up a full service accounting and tax practice.

Who We Are

Our Team of Experts

Christine Whalen

MBA, CPA, CA, CMA, CBV

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In 2010 Christine formed Whalen Professional Corporation with the goal of creating an accounting services practice that was purpose driven and useful to its clients.  Accomplishing this by maintaining the small size of the firm and focusing on client relationships, high quality work, efficient turnaround times, and standardizing the annual filing requirements into a streamlined system.  This leaves more time to deal with the bigger picture issues, lowers the level of stress for clients and staff alike, and creates an environment of collaboration and open communication with clients, while getting done what needs to be done.  

Christine’s career started with a position as a Controller working for a start-up company, obtaining her CMA designation in 1997.  After this she moved to public accounting and spent several years working with a midsized accounting firm in Toronto, obtaining her CA designation in 1999.

She then returned to school to complete her MBA at the Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands. On returning to Canada, Christine worked for a boutique business valuations firm in Toronto, where she obtained her CBV designation in 2005.

Shortly thereafter she moved to the Orangeville area and started building a practice with our predecessor firm, servicing a large variety of accounting clients and providing business valuation services, before forming WPC in 2010. 

Christine is a member of Chartered Professional Accountants Ontario and is a licensed public accountant.  She is also a member of the Canadian Chartered Business Valuators Institute.

Christine currently serves as the Treasurer for the Ontario Hunter Jumper Association, and the Greater Dufferin Area Estate Planning Council, and has served as treasurer on various other local non-profits in the past.

T: 519-941-5526 x 224
cwhalen@whalenpc.ca

Brenda Tervit

MBA, CPA, CGA

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Brenda started with Whalen Professional Corporation in 2019, her views on client service and attention to detail being perfectly in line with the goals of the firm.  Brenda comes to WPC after a successful career in industry, giving her a unique perspective on the challenges of running a corporation, and putting her in an ideal position to assist clients in their business needs.

Brenda started her career in a small accounting practice but moved into industry after college. Increasing her breadth of knowledge led her to work in a couple of different industries while completing her Bachelor of Commerce and CGA designation.

Upon completion of her CGA designation in 2007, Brenda worked in manufacturing for a few years for a medium size organization as an assistant controller. Her focus included general accounting, budgeting, and internal control process improvement.

After taking some time to start a family, Brenda moved to a large consumer packaging organization. Wanting a deeper understanding of a “big picture” perspective, Brenda enrolled in the MBA program with Laurentian University, and obtained her MBA in 2014. Over the years, Brenda built a strong finance team and was involved in many process improvement projects as well as acquisition software integrations.

After many years of commuting, Brenda was looking to make a change and find a role that she could be passionate about closer to home, and Whalen Professional Corporation was the perfect fit. Her years of experience in multiple industries will enable Brenda to connect with clients and provide valuable insight.

Brenda is a member of Chartered Professional Accountants Ontario.

T: 519-941-5526 x 225
brenda@whalenpc.ca

Norrie Tomlinson

Quickbooks Pro Advisor

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Norrie is our in-house bookkeeping expert, she is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. She is adept in solving the most complex bookkeeping issues, and has endless patience to get to the bottom of your problem and find a solution.  She is an excellent trainer as well, and can get you up and running on your own accounting package in no time at all, but she’s available anytime to help you over the phone or hands on if you get stuck.

Norrie is a long time resident of the Orangeville area. She began her career by doing bookkeeping for a family business while she raised her children, during this time Norrie completed some accounting and software courses.

In 1998 Norrie started working with our predecessor firm, and in 2013 became a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

She enjoys helping clients with their bookkeeping and accounting needs, and is the firms resource for Simply Accounting and QuickBooks.

 

T: 519-941-5526 x 228
ntomlinson@whalenpc.ca

Susan Carter

Customer Liason

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Susan is your first point of contact when you visit Whalen Professional Corporation. She is always happy to help with whatever you need, or can direct your enquiry to the appropriate person.  Susan has an amazing rapport with all our clients, and it is impossible to count the number of compliments we’ve received on her helpfulness and constant good cheer.

Susan worked at a financial institution for several years before taking time off to raise her family. She returned to work in 1999 as an administrative assistant with our predecessor firm. Her years of experience in the accounting industry make her an invaluable resource for clients and staff.

T: 519-941-5526 x 232
scarter@whalenpc.ca