Trish has worked as a tax preparer and bookkeeper since 2006. She has a passion for working with businesses to create a bookkeeping system that suits their needs, while keeping the tax filings and year end in mind.
She enjoys learning and is currently working towards her CPA designation. As well as working with various clients at Cogent, Trish continues to prepare personal income taxes and keeps current on corporate filing requirements by working with a local Chartered Accounting firm.
When Trish is not working she can be found with family, studying or in a good book.
Trish has prepared bookkeeping, GST and payroll as well as setup bookkeeping processes for many different types of companies.
She has experience in a number of industries including:
- Retail Shops
- Graphic Design/IT
- Day Cares
- Property Managers
- Oilfield Support
- Music Production
- Construction/Home Builders
- Hair Dressers
Tesslyn has 4 years of accounting experience before joining Cogent. Her experience comes from working as an accounting technician within a corporation
When Tesslyn is not learning on the job, she is often baking up a “Cake Boss” worthy delight.
Randy has over 25 years of business experience and has a keen passion for working closely with companies and business owners in times of crisis or transition. Randy has provided M&A, turnaround consulting and contract CFO consulting services to his clients through Fries Financial Consulting Ltd. since 2005, and prefers an active, hands-on approach, to develop a level of understanding that is required to deliver valued results on a timely basis. In addition to his consulting practice. Randy is involved in a number of private companies and investments.
He articled with Ernst & Young in 1992, and shortly after obtaining his Chartered Accounting designation, moved into the financial advisory practice, focusing on insolvency, business valuations, and litigation support. Randy has since held a number of senior financial and operational positions with both public and private companies, most recently as President of a privately owned company that designs, manufactures and installs foundation systems.
Randy obtained his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta in 1992, his Chartered Accountant designation in 1995, and is currently working towards completion of the Certified
Turnaround Professional designation. He is an active member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta, the Chartered Professional Accounts of Canada, and the Turnaround Management Association.
When not involved on client projects, Randy can be found pursuing a variety of outdoor activities with family and friends. Randy has been involved as a volunteer and/or director with the Keyano Swim Club, The Nature Conservancy of Canada, the Aspen Gardens Community League, Hostelling International – Northern Alberta, the Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association – Alberta, the Disabled Skiers Association, and in coaching a variety of children’s sports.