H. Paul Rastas, CPA, CA, CFP, Principal


Paul provides accounting, income tax and financial planning services to the firm's small and medium sized owner-managed clients, including retail outlets, farms, professionals and other service organizations. He provides succession and estate planning, personal financial planning and commodity tax planning (GST/HST).

Paul has an extensive background in the unique income tax advantages and benefits available to the farm community. He has worked with farmers since 1977 when he started with a regional CA firm in the Waterloo/Wellington county area.  He is a past chairman of the Simcoe County Chapter of the Canadan Association of Farm Advisors (CAFA).

Paul recently moved to Orillia where he is an active member of the Rotary Club of Orillia-Lake Country.  He is a past President and Director of the Optimist Club of Barrie.  He has also taught accounting and income tax at Georgian College in Barrie.  He appreciates the friendly atmosphere in Simcoe County, and takes full advantage of the outdoor recreation activities like golf, skiing and water sports.

Paul graduated with a Mathematics degree (B.Sc.) from the University of Western Ontario. He articled with a national accounting firm, qualified as a CA in 1976, and subsequently earned the Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Canadian Association of Farm Advisor (CAFA) designations. He joined Powell Jones LLP in 1985.

Please contact Paul at: prastas@powelljones.ca

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