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Jacques Tjonasan

PRINCIPAL & FOUNDER

Jacques is the Principal and Founder of Accounting for Law. Jacques utilizes his 25+ years of industry experience to oversee all aspects of the company, ensuring that all clients’ needs are met at every level. Jacques takes the hands-on approach and specializes in all services we provide.

Christine Thompson

Christine Thompson

AFL PARTNER


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 a Certificate in Accounting. She is also a Pro-advisor with a knack for software and has the ability to problem solve on the fly. Christine has the persistence to solve any challenge that comes her way, her entrepreneurial spirit and diverse experience in areas of business has given Christine great insight on the accounting cycle, financial analysis and year-ends.

    Tina Globocki

    Tina Globocki

    AFL PARTNER


    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 Law Society compliance and Law Society Spot Audits as well as legal office management and organization. Tina manages the AFL offices in Georgina.

      Yvonne Parry

      Yvonne Parry

      DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS & PAYROLL

      Yvonne is our Director of Operations & Payroll Specialist. She is a certified Payroll Compliance Practitioner and she brings great value to the team with her background in Project Management and Payroll.  Yvonne has a clear understanding of the importance of law firms having a financial peace of mind and being compliant with the LSO and CRA.  Yvonne is our main CRA liaison.  She takes pride in her ability to problem solve, multi-task, and being a great leader.  Her excellent communication skills and comprehensive payroll knowledge make her an asset to the team.

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      Jackie Shallhorn

      SENIOR ASSOCIATE


      Jackie has over 30 years of experience in the legal industry working as an Accounting and Office Manager for both small and mid-sized Law Firms. She is a self-motivated, meticulous, organized person with excellent communication, leadership and problem solving skills. Jackie specializes in year-ends, spot audits and managerial office tasks. She continues to successfully support many Law Firms through pre and post Law Society Spot Audits and is efficient in all legal softwares.

      Alma Vasquez

      Alma Vasquez

      SENIOR ASSOCIATE


      Alma has over 20 years of experience in managing law firms’ financial records. Alongside Alma’s extensive knowledge of many of the legal softwares, she has a degree and specialization in Accounting. Alma has expertise in preparing timely and accurate financial 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.


      Zvonka Hortik

      Zvonka Hortik

      SENIOR ASSOCIATE

      Zvonka has over 15 years of bookkeeping experience working in various legal 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 versed in many legal accounting softwares and law society compliance. She prides herself on being an analytical problem solver, a very organized and enthusiastic team member.


      Jessica Chappelle

      Jessica Chappelle

      LEAD COSMOLEX ASSOCIATE



      Jessica has over 8 years of experience with law firm administrative tasks and legal accounting softwares. With a team of her own, Jessica is a proactive, task oriented, organized, professional leader. She works well under pressure and works well within strict deadlines. Jessica specializes in Cosmolex, Ghost Practice, rebuilds and migrations, day-to-day bookkeeping services, and spot audits. Jessica is an easy going, understanding individual and focuses on creating efficiencies for clients.

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        Adam Mohammed

        SENIOR CLIENT SERVICE SPECIALIST

        Adam has over 10 years of experience in numerous financial roles. As our Senior Client Service Specialist, his main responsibilities include client onboarding, rebuilds, data migrations, and analyzing daily transactions.  Adam leads his team with strong direction and excellent communication skills.  He prides himself on being persistent, detail-oriented, professional and dedicated to each task he tackles.  Adam is proficient in all legal softwares.

          Amber Ireton

          Amber Ireton

          ASSOCIATE


          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 gained extensive experience with all matters pertaining to the operation of a law office, including bookkeeping and the utilization of many legal softwares. Amber is a self-motivated individual who is committed to the highest standard of administrative performance.  

            Janet Chapelle

            Janet Chapelle

            ASSOCIATE

            Janet spent 10 years in an Executive Director role before joining the AFL Team.  Her previous business background has proven to be a great asset in learning the ins and outs of legal bookkeeping. She has acquired strong communication skills, time management and a keen eye for evaluating transactions and financial records. Janet is a quick learner and she thrives in a team environment. Her diligence, optimism, and patient personality are keys to her success.

              Sakilan Thevarasa

              Sakilan Thevarasa

              ASSOCIATE

              Sakilan has over 10 years of experience in various accounting roles such as personal and corporate tax, evaluating accounts receivables and payables, and 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.

                Kate Tavano

                Kate Tavano

                ASSOCIATE

                Kate has over 5 years of experience working in various bookkeeping, legal assistant, and law clerk roles. Kate specializes in Real Estate.  Her responsibilities have been processing Real Estate Purchases, Sales, Mortgage Refinancing, and evaluating transactions from start to completion, invoicing, and billing. Kate’s legal experience, upbeat personality, and determination makes her an asset to our team.

                  Carrie Doucette

                  Carrie Doucette

                  ASSOCIATE


                  Carrie 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 is passionate in all aspects of accounting, from report management, sales tax preparation & submission, reconciliations and starting up a new company with all their accounting needs.

                  Tunde Lawal

                  Tunde Lawal

                  ASSOCIATE


                  Tunde is 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, he is well versed in 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

                    Kaprice Tjonasan

                    JUNIOR ASSOCIATE
                    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.
                      Sophie Xu

                      Sophie Xu

                      PAYROLL ASSOCIATE

                      Sophie has over 7 years of experience in multiple positions dealing with finance. As our Payroll Associate, Sophie specializes in preparing and processing payroll, payroll reconciliation, and keeping up-to-date with government subsidy programs. She is well versed  in many legal accounting softwares.  Sophie enjoys analyzing and creating efficiencies when completing daily bookkeeping tasks and financial transactions. Sophie is dedicated to delivering quality performance both remotely and on-site for her clients and supports the team whenever needed.

                        Diagnora Tiamo

                        Diagnora Tiamo

                        ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE


                        Diagnora has over 18 years of experience working as an Office Manager/Accounting for various boutique firms. She has been responsible for the internal AFL administrative duties. Her responsibilities include billing, account payables and receivables, client intake, scheduling appointments and client communication.  Diagnora is instrumental in making sure that law firms have a quality experience with us. She is fluent in English and Spanish. Diagnora has been successful in her career by being passionate about her work and having a great attitude.

                          Nakissa Koomalsingh

                          Nakissa Koomalsingh

                          MARKETING COORDINATOR


                          Nakissa’s uses her creative ability to strengthen the Accounting for Law brand and digital media presence. Her ability to organize, lead and execute tasks are impeccable. Nakissa has over 5 years of experience in Cosmolex completing daily entries (trust and general), billing, and credit card allocation functions. Nakissa also has experience with T4 Preparation and payroll processing. 

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                          Claudia Sabri

                          Junior Payroll Associate

                          Claudia’s bookkeeping education and 20 years of experience has made her successful as a bookkeeper. Her expertise in legal softwares make rebuilds and migrations seamless for law firms. Claudia is persistent and task oriented, her responsibilities include payroll reports and journal entries, reconciliation, rebuilds and migrations.

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                          Mohit Shah

                          Associate

                          Mohit’s past work experience in Real Estate, PCLaw, Cosmolex, Annual Reporting and Monthly Reconciliations make him an ideal bookkeeper for any lawyer. His attention to detail, punctuality, dedication and communication skill makes him an asset to the team.

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                          Ruth Teal-Milligan

                          Associate

                          Ruth has over 30 years of experience in the bookkeeping industry, her knowledge and expertise in financial statements has made her a great addition to the team. Ruth has a passion for being organized, detail oriented and professional. She has great communication skills and iis well versed in day-to-day bookkeeping tasks, monthly trust and general reconciliations, accounting payables, billings, and credit card allocations.

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                          Kerrilea Reilly

                          Junior Associate


                          Kerrilea has over 10 years of experience in various bookkeeping roles. Her past experiences have helped her to become even more developed in her role today. Kerrilea prides herself on being organized, ambitious and always willing to get the job done. Kerrielea’s knowledge, experience, joyful personality, and dedication makes her an asset to our team.


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                          Jasmine St. Rose

                          Junior Associate

                          Jasmine has many years of bookkeeping training and experience, her ability to be positive and remain determined while meeting tight deadlines shows her passion for getting the job done. Her strengths lie within day to day bookkeeping using PC Law and Cosmolex. She possesses great problem solving skills and has a passion for completing any task. 

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                          Ana Davoodi

                          Junior Associate 

                          Ana has over 5 years of experience in legal, finance and administrative roles. She has an in depth understanding of what it takes for a lawyer to reach their financial peace of mind. Her responsibilities include preparing timely and accurate financial reports, monthly reconciliations for trust and general accounts, preparation and submission of T4’s, accounts payable, invoicing, collections and analysis.


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                          Natalia Haskina

                           
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                          Susana Meza

                          Associate

                          Susana has over 15 years of experience in legal, finance and administrative roles. Her responsibilities include day-to-day bookkeeping tasks; accounts payable, accounts payable, billing, reconciliations and  trust-general transfers. She has an in-depth understanding of trust and general bank accounts, analyzing financial reports and much more..

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                          Tonya Tobin

                          Associate 


                          Tonya has a history of legal bookkeeping that spans more than 20 years.  She understands what it takes for a law firm to have a financial peace of mind.  As a licensed Paralegal, she  understands the By-laws related to financial responsibilities of a law firm. Tonya is extremely organized, task driven and self-motivated.


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                          Candice Baker-DeClute

                          Associate

                          Candice With years of experience in engineering accounting, Candice has taken her transferable skills into legal bookkeeping. She prides herself on being extremely diversified, easy going and understanding. Candice has what it takes to get the job done. She understands direct and indirect business concerns, and is persistent in finding solutions. Her years of experience in legal bookkeeping alongside her encouraging and positive mindset make her a great asset to the team. 


                           
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                          Damayanthy Piratheepan

                          Junior Associate


                          Damayanthy: Has years of analyzing financial statements completing data entry, billing, and credit card allocation functions. Along with day to day bookkeeping tasks, Damayanthy’s willingness to complete any assignment and remain organized, dedicated and have a positive team spirit is her strength.  

                           
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                          Natalia Haskina

                           Associate

                          Natalia has years of experience in financial accounting and legal bookkeeping. She has an in-depth understanding of full cycle accounting, reporting, government remittances, year ends and spot audits. Natalia is a go-getter, reliable, and organized team member. Her knowledge and ability to time manage and execute  tasks makes her an asset to our team.

                            

                           



                          What Our Clients Have Said

                          Nicole Bélanger-Drapeau

                          Our firm is most happy with the excellent quality of your bookkeeping services. We find your firm to be reliable, consistent and proficient. We are particularly pleased to note that your staff is always cordial and prompt to respond to any of our special needs and inquiries. You folks get things done quickly and accurately. We consider you to be an important and dependable asset to the operation of our law office. We rate your services in the 5-star range.

                           

                          Nicole Bélanger-Drapeau Director of Administration / Chef de l’administration
                          Michel Drapeau Law Office

                          Seema Jain

                          It has been a positive experience working with For Law. Despite working for many law firms, the staff are able to remember the specifics of my law firm. Yvonne Parry has been helpful at problem solving to improve efficiency. The team are always willing to answer questions as they arise and are current with important information. They were very helpful during the pandemic. The team has strong technology knowledge and skills. Additionally, they have strong personal skills and are a pleasure to work with.

                          Seema Jain
                          Jain Family Law & Mediation

                          KORTNEY MCVITTIE

                          Tina and her team at Accounting For Law have become an instrumental component to the financial administration of our firm. The word “no” doesn’t seem to exist in the AFL vocabulary. Whatever we ask of or throw at them they always start with “yes” and then get it done in a timely, accurate and professional manner.
                          We have no hesitation recommending AFL for legal accounting support.

                          Jennifer Bezaire, Partner, Greg Monforton and Partners

                          KORTNEY MCVITTIE
                          EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT AND DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL OUTREACH

                          Jens Drees

                          It has been a pleasure working with Accounting For Law for approximately 4 years. Tina Globocki has managed our firm’s bookkeeping services. We are very satisfied with her services and her commitment to our business. Tina is very responsive and knowledgeable. Tina has been extremely helpful and is a significant asset to our firm. We highly recommend Accounting For Law’s services.

                          Jens Drees
                          MPD Law Firm LLP

                          Sender B. Tator

                          After having the same bookkeeper for our firm many years, we were very worried about finding someone new. Our move to Accounting for Law could not have gone any better. It was a seamless transition and for the past 9 years we have been extremely happy with the services provided by AFL.
                          Tina is so easy to work with and is always available to assist every member of our firm (even though we know how busy she is). She pays very close attention to detail and is always up-to-date with the financial aspects of our firm. Tina (and her team) are also very organized, and keep all of our firm’s financial systems and routines running smoothly. Even throughout the pandemic, this same outstanding level of service was maintained at all times. As if all of this wasn’t enough, Tina is also a kind and caring person, and there is no doubt that she is a very valued member of our firm. I truly could not give a higher recommendation for a bookkeeper or accounting firm than I can give for Tina and Accounting for Law.

                          Sender B. Tator
                          Schnurr Kirsh Oelbaum Tator LLP

                          Brad Teichman

                          My law firm has worked with AFL for more than eight years. Tina Globocki and her team provide timely and reliable service. My partners and I take comfort in knowing that AFL will ensure that our accounting records are accurate and up to date, revenue and expenses are correctly recorded, and our various tax payments are processed on time. This applies to our firm as well as our individual professional corporations. We have no hesitation in recommending AFL’s staff and services to other law firms.

                          Brad Teichman
                          Overland LLP

                          Melissa A. Douglas

                          Finding a bookkeeper that has extensive experience, especially with the accounting software we use, was very hard to find. Accounting For Law not only exceeded our expectations, but they helped our Law Firm run smoothly and efficiently. Tina and Amber are amazing to work with and we truly appreciate their dedication and hard work! 🙂

                          Melissa A. Douglas
                          Barrister & Solicitor

                          Mark A. Epstein

                          Our experience with Accounting for Law has been excellent right from the start. Tina and Amber are always on top of things, so our reconciliations are completed in a timely fashion and our reporting exceeds what is mandated by the Law Society of Ontario. Even more important, is that Tina and Amber are always available and accessible to deal with any issues or questions that we may have. We are so happy that we found the Accounting for Law team and that they are now a part of our team!”

                          Mark A. Epstein
                          Epstein & Associates

                          Jordan D. Oelbaum

                          Accounting for Law has provided our bookkeeping services for our eight member law firm with offices in downtown Toronto and Bowmanville, Ontario, [since 2013]. We have been very impressed and satisfied with the level of service we have received from this firm. The staff have been responsive and extremely dependable over these years. We have had great peace of mind knowing that Accounting for Law is handling our books and we would highly recommend, and have recommended, accounting for Law’s services to our fellow lawyers.

                          Jordan D. Oelbaum
                          Schnurr, Kirsh, Oelbaum, Tator LLP

                          Gary J. McCallum

                          I was recently the subject of a routine Law Society of Ontario spot audit. I called upon Accounting for Law for assistance in readying my books for the audit. I was immediately impressed by their responsiveness, knowledge, and professionalism. These qualities continued throughout the audit. As a result of their assistance, the audit went smoothly. I appreciate their assistance and commend their abilities.

                          Gary J. McCallum
                          Gary J. McCallum Barrister & Solicitor

                          Mihkel Holmberg

                          We have been extremely satisfied with the level of service we receive from this firm. The staff are responsive, dependable and extremely knowledgeable in their field. We would highly recommend their services to our fellow lawyers.

                          Mihkel Holmberg
                          Holmberg Watson Business & Estate Lawyers

                          Christopher J. Tanzola

                          We have comfort and peace of mind with the knowledge that Accounting for Law is handling our books, providing support with accounting software, assisting our day-to-day operations, and working seamlessly with our accountants for tax filing purposes. We would not hesitate to recommend Accounting for Law to our fellow lawyers and firms.

                          Christopher J. Tanzola
                          Overland LLP

                          Alexander S. Yeung

                          I have been a client of Accounting for Law since February 2014 and I have been extremely satisfied with the level of service I received from Jacques Tjonasan, and his team of highly qualified bookkeepers and accountants at Accounting for Law Inc.

                          Alexander S. Yeung
                          Real Estate Lawyer

                          Marie Henein

                          Jacques Tjonasan has successfully completed bookkeeping tasks and demonstrated expertise in PCLaw, reliability and professionalism. He is responsive and coordinates well when with accountants and other service providers. I have no hesitation in recommending Jacques’ services.

                          Marie Henein
                          Henein Hutchison LLP

                          Clayton C. Ruby

                          Most law firms work exclusively with PC Law . . . Finding bookkeepers who are not only competent but proficient in PC Law and law firm accounting is extremely difficult. We sought out this firm [in 2017] and I cannot praise them enough. We have been extremely satisfied with the level of service we receive. We would highly recommend their services to other law firms and sole practitioners.

                          Clayton C. Ruby
                          Ruby, Shiller & Enenajor Barristers