Leadership

Gavin Correa - CPA, CA, CFP™
Managing Partner

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GENERAL EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

As part of the leadership group, Gavin is responsible for coordinating the management of assurance services for all engagements of the firm as well as accounting and tax services for mandates under his direction.

Gavin is most active with LCA’s clients who have rapidly growing businesses. His experience in strategic planning, corporate structuring, accounting, income tax planning and operations management adds a strong dimension to the services available to LCA’s entrepreneurial clients. Gavin also has significant experience with start-up businesses, acquisitions and the financing of new businesses and acquisitions.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND FIRM HISTORY

 Gavin received his Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University in 1988. He received his Graduate Diploma in Accountancy from McGill University in 1990 and became a chartered accountant in 1992. He earned the CFP™ designation in 1992. Gavin joined LCA's predecessor company in 1987, became a partner in 2002 and then formed his own firm, LCA CPA, in 2015.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

  • L’Ordre des Comptables Professionnels Agréés du Québec (CPA)
  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • The Financial Planners Standards Council of Canada (CFP™)
  • West Island Chamber of Commerce – Treasurer
  • Italian-Canadian Community Foundation – Member Governor
  • Youth Employment Services Foundation (YES Montreal) – Treasurer
  • Sami Fruits for Kids Foundation - Treasurer
  • The Accountants Study Group

Alain Channevy - CPA, CGA, FPL

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GENERAL EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

As a manager at LCA, Alain has over 25 years of experience in accounting, audit, taxation, insurance, financial services, real estate and information management. Alain is in charge of assurance engagements and leads our efforts to fully automate and standardize the process.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND FIRM HISTORY

Alain received a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from Concordia University in 1987. Upon graduation, he joined BDO Dunwoody working in the assurance division until 1993. After receiving his professional designation as a Certified General Accountant he left public practice for industry.

From 1993 to 2008 he was a controller for an insurance broker specializing in the construction industry which provided financial services such as property & casualty insurance, bonding, group insurance, life insurance and estate planning. He was active on the management team in strategic planning and he managed all of the financial operations of 21 entities. He was responsible for financial reporting, budget preparation, cash flow management, corporate and personal tax planning, training and coaching personnel, property management and solidifying relations with construction trades, bankers, lawyers and auditors.

In 2003 he successfully completed the Mutual Funds course and was licensed with the Autorité des marchés financiers. In 2005 he received his Financial Planner designation with l’Institut Québécois de Planification Financière.

Alain joined LCA's predecessor firm, Litwin Correa, in 2008 and since then, he has been in charge of clients in the transport, printing, intellectual property and manufacturing industry and is instrumental in the strategic planning and standardization of the firm.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

  • L’Ordre des Comptables Professionnels Agréés du Québec (CPA)
  • Certified General Accountants’ Association of Canada (CGA)
  • L’Institut Québécois de Planification Financière (IQPF)
  • Financial Estate Planning Council of Montreal

Edouard Sabbah - CPA, CA

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GENERAL EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Edouard is a manager in the assurance and business advisory services departments of LCA. He has over 13 years of experience advising clients in a wide range of enterprises on all financial aspects pertaining to daily business operations and strategic planning.  Edouard has developed an expertise in providing value-added services to his clients, such as family business consulting, succession planning, and corporate and personal tax planning.  Edouard brings a wealth of knowledge to his role as an experienced advisor to a wide variety of small to mid-sized entrepreneurial clients in various industries including manufacturing, importing and distribution, as well as other professionals. Edouard has also quarterbacked the incorporation process for many professionals.

In addition to his assurance and advisory practice, Edouard has been involved for many years with community and not-for-profit organizations. He has sat on several committees and board of directors as treasurer.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND FIRM HISTORY

Edouard received a Bachelor of Commerce from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in 2002, and earned his CA designation in 2006.

Edouard spent the first 8 years of his career in assurance in well-known and well-respected local and Big Four accounting firms. In 2011, Edouard joined LCA's predecessor firm, Litwin Correa, as a manager and is now in charge of assurance engagements and has been instrumental in the strategic planning and standardization of the firm.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

  • L’Ordre des Comptables Professionnels Agréés du Québec (CPA)
  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Canadian Securities Institute
  • Tifereth Beth David - Emet Leyaakov committee
  • Solomon Schechter Academy - Finance committee
  • Downtown condominium association Treasurer