Meet Jon Candel, CPA - Avalon's Newest Team Member

Paul Sharpe, CPA, CA
April 19, 2018

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We would like to introduce you to our newest team member, Jonathan L Candel BMus MMus CPA, or as we like to call him, Jon, or sometimes Jono.

We would like to introduce you to our newest team member, Jonathan L Candel BMus MMus CPA, or as we like to call him, Jon, or sometimes Jono.

You will most often see Jon as a floating head on your screen as he lives way out in the middle of nowhere. We can sometimes convince him to make the arduous trek into the office for our scheduled, mandatory fun (sometimes it's hard to get the team to stop working so we have to demand that fun begins at 3pm SHARP!).

Jon is a fantastic addition to the team and we are thrilled that he has decided to join us. Enough out of me, I'll let Jon fill you in on some of the more important details.

Tell Us a Bit About Your Work and School Background.

I studied music in university, obtaining my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Trombone Performance. After freelancing and teaching music privately for a couple years, I decided to go back to school for accounting. I earned my Post-Degree Diploma in Accounting from Camosun College, and then my CPA in 2017. While earning my CPA, I did a co-op term at a software company and then articled at another small accounting firm in Victoria. I joined Avalon in October 2017 while continuing to perform on trombone with various groups around town.

What Interested You About Joining Avalon?

I had previously worked with Joe and Paul and I knew that we would make a great team. Avalon’s values really resonate with me - I really enjoy working with smart, enthusiastic people who don’t take themselves too seriously. Also, Avalon’s use of technology allows me the flexibility to work from home, or wherever I decide to be!

Other Than Fun Times with Spreadsheets and Numbers, What Activities Do You Enjoy In Your Spare Time?

  • Star Trek
  • Hiking with my wife in the amazing forests and parks near my house on Vancouver Island
  • Baking bread and cooking
  • Star Trek

What Was Your Best Purchase of <$100?

My E-reader. So many books, so little space.

If You Were an Animal, What Would You Be, and Why?

An anteater because I’ll sniff out the ant-swers to your accounting problems!

We Know That You're a Very Accomplished Trombonist. If You Had to Trade That Skill for Any Other, What Would You Choose?

The ability to come up with an animal pun for any situation.

What Kind of Bear is Best?

A nice hoppy IPA. Wait, you said bear, not beer. Next!


Kirk or Picard?


Pineapple on Pizza?

Hell Yeah!

Favorite Season


Mr. Rogers or Mr. Dressup?

Mr. Rogers - definitely watched more when I was a kid. Also, I went to grad school in Pittsburgh, where Mr. Rogers was from and where he made his show. I lived in his neighborhood!

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Article by
Paul Sharpe, CPA, CA
Originally published
April 19, 2018
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