Divergent Consulting - CFO and Bookkeeper Team
James Paradis, CFO for Hire
James is accustomed to working within energetic, entrepreneurial environments in many types of industries in Langley, Surrey, Delta, Maple Ridge, Chilliwack and Abbotsford, including agriculture, manufacturing and wholesale.
As a Senior Financial Executive with extensive experience at the CFO and VP of Finance levels, James uses a refreshing, hands on management style, working with his clients to develop, then execute strategic plans designed to grow their companies.
This often involves being a mentor and trainer who actively listens to people at all levels of your Fraser Valley based company.
His ability to clearly communicate complex ideas is key to translating the numbers, so that everyone on your team, particularly non- accounting staff, understands them.
He’s a CFO for Hire who knows how to roll up his sleeves alongside you and do the hard work -- including business risk assessment, financial modeling, and managing your banking relationships -- that grows your business in a healthy way.
James holds a CPA (CA designation) and has an Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of British Columbia. He is also a past president of the Fraser Valley CA Association and is currently a member of the organization’s executive.
Lee Ann Paradis, Bookkeeper and Controller
Though handling day-to-day accounting is one of her roles, Lee Ann is not merely a ‘processor of paper.’
With more than two decades of experience in bookkeeping and controllership, she understands what financial statements are saying and regularly translates that information for business owners, saving them money and minimizing future frustrations.
Known for her ability to streamline procedures while still maintaining checks and balances, Lee Ann has a personable style that makes her a natural at training others on new accounting systems as well as helping your employees buy into organizational change.
Lee Ann can walk into your company and help get “things under control” or fill in during a time of change.
New clients quickly discover how Lee Ann’s solid understanding of accounting principles, and high end organizational skills, work together to regularly give them an accurate picture of the health of their business.
And with her background in various accounting software packages, she has the flexibility to work in a wide spectrum of business environments.
Lee Ann started her career in CA firms for several years, has a strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and has held such positions as Accountant, Office & Administration Manager, Controller and Manager of Finance.