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March 23, 2021 by Jason Melo

Five in five with: Jason Melo

1. What’s your background?
Hockey has always been huge part of my life, culminating in four years with the University of Windsor Varsity hockey program. The lessons learned – including teamwork, sacrifice and hard work – have carried over to my business life. On the accounting side, I took an interest in the world of taxation early and went on to practice tax exclusively for the better part of 10 years, prior to transitioning into my role as managing partner in 2017.

2. What keeps you busy outside the office?
My three-year-old son and seven-year-old daughter of course, including all their extracurriculars and the daily craziness. I would not change this for the world.

I am also involved in several other business ventures, including my role as co-owner and president of the Leamington Flyers junior hockey club. My wife and I also own and operate a real estate construction and development company, which is another great passion of ours.

3. What are the qualities that make Baker Tilly Canada unique?
Having the ability to be highly entrepreneurial and set your own course, while being backed by a national and global network, provides significant competitive advantages. We can scale our service offerings to the billion-dollar enterprise, while still catering to small, family-run enterprises with equal success. This model also enables us to be quite nimble, often making significant decisions with little red tape or corporate bureaucracy.

4. What can clients do to get more from their accountants?
Engage in meaningful dialogue. In addition to financial and tax advice, your accountant can assist in strategic decisions, as he/she is privy to many different businesses, business models and corporate strategies. Your accountant should have significant experience in what has and has not worked in the past.

5. What does the future hold for you and your profession?
Change and innovation. It is no secret technology is changing the nature of our profession. We are in the midst of a significant shift in how we do business, and we expect to be leading the charge in this regard, altering our business model to enhance our advisory service offerings.

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