The Team


Joe Collins, CPA, CA 

My purpose is to help entrepreneurs succeed. I love bringing financial clarity and peace of mind through easy-to-use systems that integrate into everyday life. The best part about my job is how much I get to learn from our customers. It's very humbling and always pushes me to be better.

I graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Commerce, obtained my Professional Accounting Certificate from Camosun College and hold a CPA, CA designation.


paul sharpe, cpa, ca

I love helping small businesses succeed by providing client education, implementing easy-to-use accounting systems and timely financial reporting advice. Taxes? I can help with those too.

I graduated from Camosun College with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting and hold a CPA, CA designation.




My mission is to help clients achieve their goals with clear and meaningful financial and tax advice.  I love seeing my clients succeed.

I graduated from Camosun College with a Post-Degree Diploma in Accounting and hold a CPA designation. I also hold Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music, and can be heard around Victoria playing my trombone.


Kelsey Barber

With the guidance of my team, I am learning how to support small businesses with timely information so that they can succeed and reach their goals. I am eager to learn and grow with Avalon.

As well as working, I am studying at Camosun. I am on my way to completing my Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting degree. After that, I plan to pursue my CPA designation.


gavin lin

I am passionate about understanding the needs of small businesses and entrepreneurs. With that knowledge, I am learning to support them by providing timely financial information and advice. With my team, we aspire to allow businesses to achieve their financial goals.

I am currently finishing up my Bachelor of Business Administration- Accounting degree at Camosun. I plan on pursuing a CPA designation thereafter.


Our mission is to help build amazingly successful businesses

Take the pain out of compliance work

GST filings, corporate tax returns, payroll remittances. These are neither fun nor sexy. That’s why we build systems around them and take them out of your hands.


Our value is in empowering you to make decisions with knowledge. We take the time to teach and learn your business.

Give you back your time

If you are doing your bookkeeping and accounting, what could you be doing instead? Our goal is to give you the time to focus on the things that are impactful to your business or personal life.

Provide good information

We provide you excellent, up to date information about your business to make effective decisions. We have lots of ideas about what businesses should be concerned about, but we want to hear your ideas too. Then, we want to get you the information you need.

Provide fixed prices

There are a lot of unknowns in business. We want one less thing to worry about. You can pick up the phone or schedule a call with us without having to worry about hourly billing.

Leverage technology

But we use it wisely. It’s not a cure-all, but we leverage it in a way that we can stay more connected with you and give you the most up-to-date and accurate information possible.

Our Values










We find a better way.

We care and show it.

We do what we say we are going to do.

We succeed and fail together.

No squirrels allowed.

We bring a brisk and cheerful willingness to all we do.

We value the ridiculous and amusing.