Accounting Charts

Helping you grow your business

Strategic Growth Accounting Services takes accounting one step further than a typical accounting firm. We not only report on your business activity, we also work closely with you to provide timely and accurate financials so you can make informed decisions about your business, its growth and your future.


About the Company

Identifying opportunities and addressing challenges.

As your in-house financial expert, Strategic Growth Accounting Services can provide you with up-to-date and accurate financial information so you can make informed decisions about things like cash flow, payroll, debt repayment plans and profit margins.

The benefit of this arrangement is that we work only when you need us. You aren't burdened with the overhead of a full-time salary, but you have a designated accounting professional on standby who knows your company intimately.

Proactive and strategic approach to minimizing taxes.

You need to know your taxes are being done properly and on time. You want to take advantage of every opportunity to minimize the tax you have to pay. We provide a wide range of personal and corporate tax services designed to address your concerns and save you money.

Meet The Team

Our Trusted Advisors

Tyler Dougan CA,CPA (IL)

Tyler Dougan CA,CPA (IL)

Tyler's key strengths lie in his ability to solve problems, identify areas for improvement and provide well-rounded advice to business owners and tax clients.

His executive leadership and business experiences have included corporate restructuring, financing, HR issues, business start-ups, purchases and sales as well as tax planning and compliance at both the corporate and personal levels.

Tyler has provided independent CFO-level advice and expertise as well as US and Canadian cross-border tax services for individuals and private businesses since 2007. Prior to that, he worked with the tax group of an international accounting firm specializing in US and Canadian cross-border tax.

Tyler is also an owner/manager of a local inspection, maintenance and repair business. These experiences allow him to work with business owners to identify issues, help them gain a better understanding of their business, and work together to improve efficiency, maximize earnings and execute corporate objectives.

After receiving his Chartered Accountant designation in 2001, Tyler went on to complete his Certified Public Accountant designation and the Canadian In-Depth Tax program in 2003. He has also been a repeat instructor at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia.

In his spare time, Tyler enjoys football, socializing and quality time with his wife and three young children.

Stephen Himmelman MBA,CMA

Stephen Himmelman MBA, CMA

Steve brings a well-rounded perspective when working with clients, thanks to his diverse background in both the public and private accounting fields. His work experience includes positions with an international accounting firm, an international commercial real-estate company, a residential real estate company and an investment firm. He has also managed a team of five responsible for the AP, AR and operational accounting functions for a public real estate company with annual revenues in excess of $125 million.

Steve has a strong understanding and knowledge of internal and external reporting, budgeting and variance analysis, preparing financial statements as well as month- and year-end accounting packages.

Steve is enthusiastic, service-oriented and highly-motivated with excellent time management skills, strong communication skills and proven analytical skills. He holds an MBA, CMA from St. Mary's University along with a BA in Economics from the University of Calgary.

Steve sits on the finance committee for St. John Ambulance. In his spare time, he enjoys sailing, running, aviation and spending time with his young family.

Growth Services

Growth Services

CFO/Controller for Hire

Are you ready to take your business to the next level or are you faced with hard decisions? Our CFO and controller-for-hire services provide the expertise of a seasoned professional to your management team at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time professional employee.

We can help with:

  • Regular and ongoing operational and financial review
  • Assistance with month end close and related review with stakeholders
  • Issue identification and resolution
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Overseeing all accounting practices and systems
  • Compensation review and restructuring for owners and staff
  • Bank and transactional financing
  • Purchase and sale planning and transaction assistance
  • Year-end preparation and interfacing with external advisors

Accounting System Set-up & Maintenance

Save time and reduce frustration by setting up your system properly the first time and then keep it error-free and up-to-date on an ongoing basis. Let us help:

  • Implement your new accounting system
  • Update and maintain your system to avoid a scramble at tax time
  • Help you catch up if you've fallen behind


Keeping good records is key to eliminating some of the stress associated with running a business. We can help:

  • Set up and administer an accounting system to meet your current and future needs
  • Record transactions
  • Set up a filing system to manage paper and electronic documents in-house

Financial Statements

Whether for you or your banker, financial statements give a clear picture of how your business is performing, allowing you to make informed decisions to drive your success. We can produce:

  • Notice to Reader financial statements
  • Management reports


We work with you not only to ensure you are correctly reporting and paying your taxes, but we also put strategies in place that will help reduce your tax burden.

Minimize your taxes with our proactive, strategic approach and our wide range of personal and corporate tax services:

  • Preparation of US and Canadian personal income tax returns and required schedules
  • OVDI and streamlined procedure filings
  • US non-resident compliance
  • Residency planning
  • Owner-manager compensation planning
  • Succession planning
  • Canadian corporate planning and compliance
  • Scientific research & experimental development claim preparation

Special Products

Every once in a while you have a special project that requires specialized financial and business knowledge. Either you don't have those skills in-house or you simply don't have the capacity to take on a new project.

Strategic Growth Accounting Services provides the skills and advice you need, ensuring the project is completed in line with your business philosophy and strategic goals.


We can make your life easier by processing your payroll for you. We can:

  • Set up and perform payroll functions for your company
  • Complete payroll remittances
  • T4, T4A, ROEs


General Enquiries

Strategic Growth Accounting Services Inc.

61 Raddall Avenue, Unit F & G,
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3B 1T4


Tyler Dougan, CPA, CA, CPA(IL)
Stephen Himmelman, MBA, CPA, CMA

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