Gary G Timmons, CPA
Gary Timmons is the respected ‘captain of the enterprise’. A seasoned professional, he applies wide-ranging experience and keen insight to offer clients intelligent, strategic and honest business counsel.
Gary is a trusted advisor to an extensive list of longstanding customers. Through the years, he has helped business owners establish, grow, streamline and expand their operations. His clear communication style and his understanding of information technology and its power to optimize business performance are exceptional in the field; they add important value to his financial service offering.
Gary began his career in data processing. He worked nights to complete a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Concordia University and graduated with honours, magna cum laude. He articled with a national accounting firm and worked in industry as an accounting manager for Nortel Networks before opening his own practice in 1987.
Gary built his organization with two guiding principles: team and training. The company’s team concept promotes support and cooperation among the staff as well as uninterrupted workflow, and frees time for the senior accountants to field and respond to client queries. A regular program of training keeps staff stimulated and challenged to work at their highest level of capability.
Gary’s expertise is widely sought-after. He has been a practicing CA since 1981.
The pace of small business is brisk. Owners expect to be able to ask questions and receive answers promptly. Our model facilitates that level of responsiveness. Because our clients are active decision makers, we see immediate results, and that’s very rewarding. Gary G. Timmons
Wil Dykstra, CPA – Partner
Wil Dykstra wears many hats—accountant, counselor, teacher. Right-hand man to Gary Timmons, he is an even-tempered professional who encourages clients to “just pick up the phone and ask”.
From his early schooldays, Wil was always good with numbers. Accounting appealed to him as the financial field that best suited his interests and personality.
Wil worked in a national accounting firm for a stretch before deciding a smaller practice would be more up his alley; it would allow him to own the big picture with his clients, and to maintain end-to-end responsibility for client assignments. He gravitated toward the Timmons team in 2000 and the fit was obvious immediately. Wil received his CGA designation in 2002.
In addition to handling year-end reporting, tax planning and the standard mix of accounting functions, Wil acts as the firm’s lead trainer, educating clients about the features and functionality of QuickBooks and other software tools. He serves as a business and financial advisor as well, fielding questions and helping clients resolve problems when they arise.
The greatest reward of my job is removing the fear factor. Accounting can be overwhelming. I guide clients along, build their confidence, and remove the burden of routine tasks so they can focus on what they do well. Wil Dykstra
Ben Timmons – Senior Staff Accountant
Ben Timmons moved to Ireland after completing his Honours degree from the University of Ottawa’s School of Management. He credits his time abroad as a major influence in his personal and professional development.
Ben spent the past few years working as a Portfolio Accountant for an international property and asset management firm in Dublin, Ireland. In this role, Ben quickly became an important member of the team and was recognized for the quality of his work and for building strong, lasting relationships with clients.
Ben joined the firm in 2015 and received his CPA designation in 2019.
From the outset, it’s easy to see this is not a traditional accounting firm. This is a cutting-edge, highly-structured Firm with a very capable and supportive team. The care and consideration given to each client’s unique requirements are easy to see. This makes it a very motivating place to work. Ben Timmons
Reda Elasri – Staff Accountant
Reda Elasri is literally a ‘man of the world’. Born in Morocco, he spent 16 years as a junior accountant at the Dubai airport—snapping up the opportunity to travel whenever he could.
The whirlwind experience of touring Europe, Asia and about a third of the U.S.A. may have been good conditioning for Reda to take on the busy, action-on-all-fronts role at Gary G. Timmons. Fielding client queries, gathering documentation, preparing financial statements, supporting on bookkeeping tasks: in the course of a day he does it all—with calm, enthusiasm and a ‘client-first’ attitude.
It’s a role that demands a keen eye for detail. Reda makes sure that records are up to date; and that the final product is completed with the firm’s trademark precision.
Before joining the team, Reda served as bookkeeper and then finance manager at a client firm. When that business changed hands, Reda joined Gary G. Timmons in 2010. He is bilingual, and is currently studying at Algonquin College.
I take the ‘double L’ approach to life: love it or leave it. And it’s hard not to love this company. The team is supportive. I learn something new every day. And the commitment to clients is inspiring. We’re here for people when they need us most, without fail. Reda Elasri
Stephanie Wagorn – Staff Accountant
Stephanie is the newest team member at Timmons Dykstra CPA. Born and raised in Ottawa, she attended the Accounting & Business Management program at Algonquin College. Her eagerness to learn and attention to detail set her apart as she began her career as an accounts receivable clerk in the restaurant industry. She quickly took on the responsibilities for accounts payable, payroll and human resources and became the financial controller of the company in 2009.
Having worked as an accountant for a couple of different companies since that time, Stephanie has now taken a leap into the public accounting world. Having worked in all accounting positions for different types of businesses gives Stephanie the advantage of knowing what accounting challenges business owners face.
Stephanie is a friendly, energetic, customer service oriented person. She is a wife and mother to 3 beautiful children and a proud hockey mom who can often be found freezing at hockey rinks all year round.
Alicia Timmons – Bookkeeper, Client Support
Ali could not decide what career path to take, so she followed her father to work one day and has been there ever since.
Most clients know Ali as she the initial contact person at the start of the year-end and the final contact once the year end is completed.