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Helen Lakkotrypis, CPA, CA

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

18 years of public accounting experience with a Big Four Firm: 3 years in the audit practice and 15 years in the tax practice

1 year spent in a smaller firm serving private company clients

Spent the last 4 of my 18 years with the Big Four Firm as part of the GTA Tax management team driving the operations of the GTA tax group - approximately 360 professionals in 13 distinct units and 2 separate geographical locations

•     Experience in serving private and public clients in a variety of industries
•     Identified, researched and developed solutions to tax issues faced by clients       undertaking business transactions/investments
•     Accounted for/audited complex income tax provisions and related note disclosure       for variety of public and private clients
•     Authored income tax articles and tax tips for publication in a quarterly newsletter       distributed by the firm and for other journals distributed to the business       community at large (e.g., Markham Board of Trade newsletters)
•     Authored income tax opinions for proposed transactions/investments (often to be       included in public offering documents)
•     Past instructor of CICA In-depth Tax Courses, ICAO School of Accountancy,       University of Toronto Income Tax Courses (3rd year level)

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATIONS

      2008      Tax Planning for the Owner Manager, Canadian Institute of Chartered                     Accountants
      2007      General Insurance Licensing Program, Ontario Institute of Insurance
      2006      Life License Qualification Program, Seneca College
      2004      Advanced Corporate Reorganizations, Canadian Institute of Chartered                     Accountants
      1999      In-Depth Tax Course (Parts I, II & III completed), Canadian Institute of                     Chartered Accountants
      1996      Chartered Accountant, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
      1993      Bachelor of Commerce, University of Toronto

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