Meet the team

Diana Burwell, B.Mgt (Accounting), CPA, CA

Jared Burwell, B.Mgt (Accounting)

Burwell Professional Corporation

Diana and Jared are the wife-and-husband team of the firm. Diana became a partner with Seguro in 2015, joining Jared, who has been with the firm since 2011. They met while working at an accounting firm in Edmonton. In 2011, shortly after Diana received her Chartered Accountant Designation, they moved to Calgary. 

Their growing practice is focused on small business clients whose owner-managers appreciate a service-based, face-to-face approach, offering sound direction and valued advice on all aspects of the client’s business; reaching beyond the basic accounting and tax numbers. 

If they didn’t love working so much, they would spend more time golfing as members of Bearspaw Country Club, expanding their travel adventures beyond four continents and 20 countries or be outside walking their beloved fur-child, Charlie the Goldendoodle. 

“In life and in business, always give people more than they expect to get.”

Paul Phillips, CPA, CGA

Paul Phillips Professional Corporation

Paul completed his CGA designation in 1996 and immediately embarked on a career with a focus on tax planning. Paul completed the CPA in-depth tax program shortly after receiving his designation and is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Canadian Petroleum Tax Society and Calgary Tax Planners. He divides his time between Calgary and Golden, BC, where, when not working, he’ll be found either mountain biking, ski touring or hiking.

“My most fulfilling and clarifying moments are found at the top of a mountain, just before the descent.”

Steve Rudkowski, B. Comm, CPA, CA

Rudkowski Professional Corporation 

Graduating from the University of Calgary Haskane School of Business in 2001 and the Chartered Accountants School of Business in 2004, Steve has practised as a public accountant since 2004. He is a member of a number of organizations including the Canadian Tax Foundation. His general compliance practice focuses primarily on owner-managed businesses, individuals and estates. Steve is fluent in German and is learning Spanish, thanks to his wife Claudia. With his wife, their son Cristopher, and their Mexican street-dog Chico, Steve enjoys travelling the world whenever possible.

“Our Firm has embraced technology allowing me to run my practice out of a backpack!”

Laura L. McLeman CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois)

Citizen Abroad Tax Advisors

Focused on making expat taxes as simple and easy to understand as possible, Laura McLeman has helped U.S. and Canadian citizens meet their cross-border and expatriate tax filing requirements for more than 20 years. In addition to working with private clients, she also has experience advising mid- to large-sized companies on the payroll and income tax obligations of their cross-border employees — always carefully managing the corporate reporting requirements while serving those employees directly and individually. While she practises out of Ottawa, where she lives with her husband James and two children, Laura can easily service clients across Canada, the US, and around the world. Laura is a dreamer, amateur (around the kitchen table) comedienne and traveller who just happens to be a tax accountant by day. She believes that keeping tax and finance simple leaves room for everything else that matters.

“If you want professional, simple and easy to understand tax advice, look no further.”

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