Sloan Partners, LLP, a leading accountancy and business consultancy firm located in Toronto, is pleased to announce the opening of its Calgary, Alberta office. Jean Pierre Rukebesha, CPA, a successful accounting and business consultant with more than 10 years’ experience advising small businesses and corporate entities on financial and operations management, will head up the new office.
The expansion is an outgrowth of Sloan Partners’ Associate Program, which offers experienced accountants the opportunity to build independent accounting businesses with the support and infrastructure of Sloan Partners. In addition to the opening of the Calgary office, the firm is also in talks to further expand to St. John’s, New Brunswick.
“Sloan Partners has always been a mid-sized firm with a big firm approach,” says Sloan founding partner Allen Sloan. “With this and potential other strategic additions to Sloan Partners we aren’t just entering new markets, we’re gaining expertise in new locations throughout Canada.”
Rukebesha, a member of the CPA Alberta, earned his credentials at Manchester Metropolitan University and an MBA at the University of East London in the UK. He is also a Certified Valuation Analyst. He is the author of Dream Job in Our Home: Keeping the Family Business Alive and co-author of The Success Revolution: An Introduction to Elite Experts. His new book, “FamilyPreneur, the Six Key Steps to Raising Your Little Entrepreneurs” will be released in February 2017.
“I am very excited to be part of Sloan Partners’ expansion in Alberta,” says Rukebesha. “I believe there is a need for an accounting firm of Sloan’s size and status in Calgary – one that offers a wide range of services to potential clients who are at crossroads between the big accounting firms and the small, one man show practice.”
“Combined with other additions to the firm through our Associates Program over the past two years, this evolution is powerful evidence that quality professionals are drawn to Sloan Partners as we continue to elevate our presence in the marketplace,” says Sloan. “Mr. Rukebesha brings extensive knowledge to the firm and we feel he is the perfect professional to lead Sloan’s expansion in this marketplace. Our clients will no doubt reap the benefits of his passion and drive,” Sloan added.