Our Team

Maggie Ashton

President and Founder
Senior Member of CBA
Sage Accounting Consultant
Quickbooks Pro Advisor
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Maggie Ashton is fluent in English and French. She is a tax and accounting professional, whose accounting and taxation expertise has been developed since 1987, providing service to clients in Canada and abroad.

Since establishing Ashton Tax in 1987 (originally Ashton & Associates), Maggie has offered personalized consultations, as well as comprehensive taxation & accounting services to clients. Maggie delivers consultations to small businesses and self-employed individuals on the essential steps required to establish effective bookkeeping and tax planning procedures that suit their needs.

Corinne Rivard, Dip. Admin.

Office Manager
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Corinne Rivard is fluent in English and French. Corinne joined Ashton Tax as the Office Manager in 2009. As the Office Manager her responsibilities include office administration and customer service. She also works on accounting, payroll and income tax files for our clients.

She graduated from Herzing Institute with a Business Administration diploma in 2002.

Rob Yeaton

Admin Support, Bookkeeper and Tax Specialist
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Rob Yeaton is fluent in English. He joined Ashton Tax as a bookkeeper and tax specialist in 2017 and currently works on bookkeeping and tax files for our clients. He also provides administrative support for the office.

Rob started working in tax preparation and bookkeeping with Peak Services. He recently was working with the Federal NDP as a bookkeeper. He continues to hone his tax and accounting skills as well as his education.

Monique Arboite, B.Mgmt.Acct., MPM

Manager of Bookkeeping
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Monique Arboite is fluent in French and English. Monique has worked with Ashton Tax since 2001. She handles the preparation of all financial reports as well as calculating Harmonized Services Tax (GST/HST) owed to secure full compliance and payment. She teams up with the internal and external auditor in ensuring appropriate and accuracy of these financial records.

She graduated from HEC (Hautes Études Commerciales) Bachelor of Management Accounting (CMA profile) Master degree in Project Management. 

Chun Liu

Tax Specialist
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Chun Liu is fluent in English and Mandarin. She joined Ashton Tax as tax specialist in 2016 and currently works on income tax file and bookkeeping for our clients.

Chun worked at H&R Block as an advanced tax professional prior to joining our team. She received a diploma with honors in Business Accounting from Algonquin College in 2013. She is continuing to study and enhance her accounting and tax knowledge.

Monica Havelock, B.Sc., Dip. Photonics Technology

Tax Specialist
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Monica Havelock is fluent in English. She has worked with Ashton Tax since 2012, and she currently works on accounting and income tax files for our clients as an independent contractor.

Monica earned a B. Sc. at University of Winnipeg and an Electronics diploma at Algonquin College in Ottawa 1983. She worked in high technology at Nortel. She returned to Algonquin College to obtain a Photonics Technology certificate 2004 and then teach Photonics and assisting research for Green Technology projects, while earning a bookkeeping certificate. Since 2009 she has studied and worked as a tax preparer.

Andy Tong, BA

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Andy Tong is fluent in English and Cantonese. He joined Ashton Tax, currently works on corporation tax, personal tax as well as bookkeeping for our clients.

Prior to joining Ashton Tax, he has worked at several accounting firms as well as property management company.
Andy graduated from University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Economics.

Dheeraj Nagpal, PCP

Quickbook Pro Advisor
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Dheeraj Nagpal is fluent in English, Hindi, and Punjabi. Has joined Ashton Tax as a bookkeeper, payroll, and tax specialist to assist our clients.

Dheeraj has received a Advanced diploma in Business Administration major in Accounting from Algonquin College, and has received certification in Payroll Compliance Practitioner.

He is continuing to study and enhance his accounting and tax knowledge.

Julie Dreika

Administrative Assistant
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Julie joined Ashton Tax recently and is the friendly face that greets you. Julie has over 16 years of experience in business administration. She is client focused and is known for her discretion along with her attention to detail.

Julie has a business diploma from Lambton College.

Patricia Cocker, B.A., CFP®, CPCA®, CEA

Tax Specialist
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Patricia Cocker is fluent in English. She has worked with Ashton Tax as an independent contractor since 2009, specializing in final and estate tax returns for our clients.

Patricia completed her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNING designation in December 1999, her CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANT ON AGING in 2010 and has recently completed her CERTIFIED EXECUTOR ADVISOR designation. She has completed a number of accounting courses as well as many advanced tax courses.
In addition to her work in the area of tax, Patricia also assists the recently bereaved with the paperwork that needs to be completed when a loved one passes away; she assists those who wish to put their financial affairs in order before sitting down with their lawyer to prepare their wills. She is also a qualified credit counsellor.

Prior to working in the financial services sector, Patricia spent 24 years working in the not-for-profit sector, first in public libraries and then with health and housing organizations.

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