Our Team

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Jacques Tjonasan

Principal & Founder

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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.

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. 

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Zvonka Hortik

Senior 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.

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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.

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Tina Globocki

Senior Associate

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Tina's experience spans over twenty plus years in the legal industry, working first as a Legal Assistant and Office Manager and then as a Legal Bookkeeper. Tina has developed a passion for the field, which has driven her to become proficient with PCLaw, Cosmolex, QuickBooks Desktop, and QuickBooks Online.  Tina specializes in LSO compliance and LSO Spot Audits as well as legal office management and organization. Tina manages the AFL offices in Georgina

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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.

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ADAM MOHAMMED

Senior Client Service Specialist

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Adam has over 10 years of experience in numerous financial roles. His responsibilities have been billing, bank reconciliations, rebuilds, migrations, and analyzing daily transactions. Adam prides himself on being persistent, detail-oriented, and dedicated to each task he tackles.

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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.

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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 Tagalog.

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Sophie Xu 

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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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.

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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, and credit card allocation functions. Nakissa's strengths are branding and digital media coordination.

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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 her 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.

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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.

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Janet Chapelle

Associate

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Janet has years of experience in various financial and accounting roles. She has acquired strong communication skills, time management and an eye for evaluating transactions and financial documents. Janet is a quick learner and she loves to be apart of team environments. Her optimistic mentality and patient personality are keys to her success.

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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.

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Kate Tavano

Associate

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Kate has over 5 years of experience working in various bookkeeping, legal assistant, and law clerk roles. Her responsibilities have been Processing purchases, Sales, Refinance, and evaluating Transactions from start to Completion, invoicing, and billing. Kates legal experience, upbeat personality, and determination makes her an asset to our team. 

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Carrie Doucette

Associate

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Carrie’s has over 20 years experience in Accounting and Office Management. Carrie has completed various accounting and bookkeeping courses to accelerate her knowledge within the industry. She is highly self-motivated, very detail oriented and has exceptional mathematical expertise. Carrie has exceled in both large & small business’ as a financial leader, team advocate and a bookkeeping professional. Carrie is passionate in all aspect of accounting, from report management, sales tax preparation & submission, reconciliations and starting up a new company with all their accounting needs. Carrie is a perfectionist which has increased her talents and expertise within the industry.

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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.

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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.

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Shivana Chowbay

Junior Associate

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She has completed her undergrad at Ontario Tech University specializing in Finance and Supply Chain Management.  Shivana finds every way to work efficiently when entering daily transactions, completing billing, and reporting. Her prior experience in external auditing and quality assurance built her work ethic and detail-oriented focus. 

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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.