Our Team

Jacques Tjonasan, Principal Accounting for Law/PCLaw Bookkeeper/Certified Independent Consultant

Jacques Tjonasan, PCLaw CIC

Principal

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As the principal and founder of Accounting for Law, Jacques utilizes his 20+ years of industry experience to oversee all aspects of the company ensuring that client needs are met at every level. Jacques is fluent in Dutch.

Christine Thompson

Director of Operations

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Christine is a seasoned law firm administrator with over 25 years’ experience in accounting and office management. She has a Diploma in Computer Programming and has been using PCLaw for most of her career. She is also a Pro-Advisor for Quickbooks Desktop and Online. Her entrepreneurial spirit and diverse areas of business experience have given Christine great insight in and through the accounting cycle, financial analysis and year-ends.

Jackie Shallhorn

Senior Associate

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Jackie has over 25 years of experience in the legal industry working as an Accounting and/or Office Manager for both small and mid-sized Law Firms.  She started out with one of the first Law Firms to use PCLaw, and went on to work for Alumni Computer Group, Inc.  the writers of the PCLaw™ software. Jackie provided Accounting assistance and training to Alumni Computer Group’s clients. She is a self-motivated and organized person with excellent communication, leadership and problem solving skills.  Jackie has successfully supported many Law Firms through pre and post Law Society Spot Audits and is proficient in PCLaw, QuickBooks, Excel and a variety of Accounting payroll software packages. 

Tina Globocki

Senior Associate

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Tina's experience spans over twenty years, working first as a Legal Assistant, and then as a Law Clerk. Tina is currently a member of the Institute of Law Clerks. During her 20 years in the Legal industry Tina developed a passion for the field; which drove her to become proficient as a PCLaw support specialist and Bookkeeper specializing in Real Estate office Bookkeeping and LSUC Spot Audits. Tina is also fluent in Macedonian.

Yvonne Parry
Senior Payroll Specialist

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Yvonne is our team’s payroll specialist.  She has joined the team with comprehensive payroll experience.
She successfully navigates this important position by using her advanced multi-tasking ability.
Her communication and writing skills benefit the information flow required by our clientele.
She speaks and understands Taglog.

Alma Vasquez

Senior Associate

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Alma has a BSc in Business Administration-Accounting and over 20 years of experience in managing law firms' financial records and all facets of today’s legal firm. Alma’s extensive knowledge of PCLaw, complicated accounting and tax issues; make her a valuable asset to law firms of all types. Alma has expertise in preparing timely and accurate reports, monthly reconciliations for trust and general accounts, preparation and submission of T4's, accounts payable, invoicing, collections and analysis. Alma goes the extra mile to instill confidence in her clients. Alma is fluent in Tagalog and Bicol.

Jessica Chappelle

Lead CosmoLex Associate

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Jessica is a Durham College graduate with strong accounting experience. Jessica is a proactive and organized professional with over 4 years of PC Law expertise, as well as experience with other law firm accounting software; Cosmolex, Ghost Practice and QuickBooks. She is a fast learner and works well under pressure. Jessica also has strong computer skills and works well within strict deadlines.

Karen Gumba

Associate

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Karen joined AFL in April 2015 as a part time coop student.  She graduated from George Brown College and continued her education at York University.   She completed Accounting and Finance program at the end of December 2018.  We are pleased Karen chose to join us full-time in January 2019.

Her other talents include graphic design.  We utilize those skills to complete billing templates in legal accounting software packages.

Karen’s family is originally from the Philippines and she is fluent in Tagalog.

Lila Patchett

Associate

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Lila’s educational background includes attendance at Algonquin College receiving a Certificate in Bookkeeping, Accounting and Taxation.  She has demonstrated great communication skills and an aptitude for all aspects of Legal Bookkeeping.  Her positive personality and strong work ethic is appreciated by all AFL staff and clients.

Amber Ireton

Associate

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Amber attended Centennial College’s Law Clerk Program and was subsequently hired by the law firm where she completed her job placement. That was the beginning of a 15 year career in the legal field. Having spent most of that time managing a criminal and family law office, Amber has extensive experience with all matters pertaining to the operation of a law office, including bookkeeping and the utilization of PCLaw. Amber is a self-motivated individual who is committed to the highest standard of administrative performance.

Zvonka Hortik

Associate

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Zvonka has over 10 years of experience working in various bookkeeping roles. Her responsibilities have been analyzing accounts payable & receivables, financial reporting, payroll administration, and bank reconciliations. With years of experience in the field, Zvonka is well verse in PCLAW & Quickbooks and Cosmolex. She prides herself on being an analytical problem solver, a very organized and enthusiastic team member.

Sakilan Thevarasa

Associate

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Sakilan has over 10 years of experience in various accounting roles such as personal and corporate tax, evaluating accounts receivables and payables, filing HST returns. His ability to work diligently while meeting tight deadlines shows his passion for the profession. Sakilan’s emphasis on preparing accurate reports, evaluating the day-to-day trust transactions and balancing credit card allocations is a critical attribute that adds value to our team

Diagnora Tiamo

Administrative Associate

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Diagnora has over 18 years of experience working as a Office Manager/Accounting for various boutique firms. She has been responsible for the day to day accounting and financial process, including billing, account payables and receivables, bank reconciliations, month/year end reports. Diagnora was instrumental in making sure that the firms have the finance to pay for clients’ disbursements and operational expenses and in compliance with the Law Society of Ontario rules and bylaws. She is fluent in English and Spanish languages. Diagnora has been success in her career by being passionate about her work and having a great attitude.

Nakissa Koomalsingh

Marketing Coordinator

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Nakissa Koomalsingh is a recent graduate from Nipissing University,  obtaining her Undergrad Degree in Business Administration, specialization in Finance. Along with her finance certificate (entrepreneurship), Nakissa has been an outstanding student-athlete with great leadership and organizational skills. She has experience in Cosmolex completing daily entries (trust and general), billing, cash receipt and credit card allocation functions. Nakissa is very outgoing and will “get the job done”.

Tunde Lawal

Junior Associate

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Tunde is studying to become a Chartered Professional Accountant. He has over 6 years of experience in bookkeeping functions, external auditing of financial statements, reviewing client’s internal controls and regulatory compliance review for organizations. Tunde has a passion for perfection when it comes to completing monthly trust and general reconciliations, billings and credit card allocations. He adds value to our team by evaluating processes, identifying lags, managing risk, and being an efficient team member 

Kaprice Tjonasan

Junior Associate

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As a current student of University of Toronto, Kaprice is articulate and customer service oriented.  She is currently taking journalism resulting from the over exposure to CNN which is her father’s channel of choice.  Kaprice performed at Elite Dance Studios to the age of 17. She has many awards to her credit.

Dwight Boardman

Junior Associate

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Dwight is a recent Accounting graduate from Durham College.
His responsibilities include attending law offices to administer basic PCLaw tasks, vacation and temporary relief.
He brings a continuous work ethic that includes long days and weekend support.

Brittni Grier

Junior Associate

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As a graduate from the University of Windsor, Brittni is a self-motivated, reliable and resourceful individual. She has experience in event planning, fundraising and graphic design through her association with non-profit organizations and the community. She also had the opportunity to work as a media relation and outreach coordinator, which has strengthened her communication and organization skills.

Sophie Xu 

Junior Payroll Associate

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Sophie has over 4 years of experience in multiple positions dealing with finance and bookkeeping and is experienced with various accounting software. Sophie is detail-oriented when completing daily tasks such as analyzing transactions, credit card allocations and completing bank reconciliations. She's dedicated to deliver quality performance both remotely and on-site for her clients and support the team whenever needed.

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First Canadian Place

100 King Street West

Suite 5600

Toronto, ON, M5X 1C9

Downtown Toronto office:

1235 Bayly Street

Unit 7

Pickering, ON, L1W 1L7

Main office:

2 Robert Speck Pkwy.

Suite 750

Mississauga, ON L4Z 1H8

Mississauga office:

Ottawa office:

116 Albert St. 

Suite 200/300 

Ottawa, ON, K1P 5G3 

Markham Office: 

15 Allstate Pkwy

6th Floor

Markham, ON, L3R 5B4

We are a legal practice management bookkeeping Firm with locations in downtown Toronto, Pickering, Mississauga, Markham, and Ottawa.

We provide practice management solutions; PCLaw, CosmoLex and GhostPractice Bookkeeping services to solo to medium-sized lawyers and legal firms from British Columbia to eastern Ontario (Ottawa) Canada.

Services include legal practice management, cloud migration, PCLaw Bookkeeping, Support, Training, Security, and Installation. Law firm trust accounting solutions. Providing reports on identified deficiencies in maintaining financial records and matters on compliance with LSUC By-Laws and Rules of Professional Conduct. High-quality law firm record keeping in compliance with The Law Society of Ontario for high-net-worth individuals or sole-proprietors in a growing law practice in Ontario.

We also provide I.T Outsourcing and Small Office Networking. Digital Marketing, Website Development/Maintenance, through https://www.skillfulseo.com/.