Steve Cleland

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Steve works closely with individual, business and non-profit clients. He has a strong background in assurance services (audit, review and compilation) assisting clients with selection of accounting policies and procedures that are consistent with business owner goals.

In addition, Steve brings in-depth experience in auditing Employee Benefit Plans.

As a Certified Fraud Examiner, Steve assists clients with fraud prevention techniques and fraud investigation. Steve also provides financial and management consulting services to companies in various industries such as partner compensation, profitability enhancement, cash flow analysis, budgeting, retirement planning, new company start-up consulting, turnaround consulting and bankruptcy (debtor and creditor).

Industry Focus

Steve has extensive experience serving clients in the professional services (law, medical, architecture, interior design and advertising), construction, technology, manufacturing, distribution, not-for-profit, mortgage banking and retail industries.


After starting his career as a Canadian Chartered Accountant in Toronto, Steve served for over six years at a large local CPA firm where he was a Principal and managed the Audit & Accounting Department and the Law Firm Services Group.

Speaking Engagements and Published Works

Steve has spoken to various associations on fraud prevention, cash management and managing a professional service firm and has been published in the following:

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

Community Involvement


Bachelor of Business Administration, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario

Book - The Village Chief

Steve's book, The Village Chief - How to be the Youth Sports Coach Your Team Wants...and Your Village Needs, was published by Advantage in 2020. The book gives coaches and team leaders a detailed blue print for creating an environment for team success.

Steve's mission is to positively impact kids playing youth coach at a time.

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