McIsaac Darragh Inc.

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McIsaac Darragh Inc. is a full-service chartered professional accounting firm, providing planning and advisory services in addition to traditional tax and accounting work to a variety of industries and non-profit organizations. We pride ourselves on staying up-to-date with professional issues through in-house training and industry-sponsored professional development.

We obtain a thorough knowledge of our clients and their industries to ensure that we are aware of their related issues and challenges. We stay current on developments in Canadian tax, privacy legislation, accounting and auditing pronouncements, and other business related issues.

Our office is located in Amherst, Nova Scotia. We serve a client base in Cumberland and Colchester counties in Nova Scotia and Westmoreland County in southern New Brunswick. Prior to December 2007, the firm operated for many years as sj McIsaac Chartered Accountants.

Client privacy is important to us. Please read our privacy statement here.

Leading our people are:

SUSAN J. MCISAAC, FCPA, FCA

COUNSEL

A proud Mount Allison University Commerce grad, Susan started her professional accounting career in Amherst with Doane Raymond, and Amherst has remained world headquarters for her ever since, with the launch in 1999, of SJ Mcisaac CA, now McIsaac Darragh Inc.

Susan’s love of public accounting started with the realization it is all about the people, not the numbers, and she feels at her best seeing, and contributing to, the growth and success of clients and staff.

You can contact Susan at Susan.McIsaac@mcisaacdarragh.ca

VICKI DARRAGH, CPA, CA

PARTNER

Vicki has been a partner with McIsaac Darragh since 2007. A graduate of Mount Allison University, she has enjoyed public practice for over 25 years. As a tax and business advisor to private business owners, she thrives on helping clients with corporate restructuring solutions, business succession planning, solving problems, and saving taxes.

When Vicki is out of the office, she enjoys outdoor adventures, gardening, movies, and cards and board game time with family.

You can contact Vicki at Vicki.Darragh@mcisaacdarragh.ca

LOUISE MACKINNON, CPA, CA

PARTNER

Louise MacKinnon graduated from UPEI then obtained her CA designation. She has worked in public practice since that time, joining McIsaac Darragh in 2011 and becoming a partner effective January 1, 2022.  Louise has a keen interest in providing business advisory services to small to medium sized family enterprises.  She is delighted to serve the needs of clients in either the Sackville NB office or the main office in Amherst, NS.

Louise is active with various community and charity organizations such as Rotary and JDRF.   Louise lives in Sackville NB with her husband, daughter and two fur babies and enjoys traveling, cross country skiing, and spending time by the water at the family cottage in Nova Scotia or in PEI.

You can contact Louise at Louise.Mackinnon@mcisaacdarragh.ca

CINDY COSTIN-FURY, CPA, CA

PARTNER

Cindy Costin-Fury, a Mount Allison University graduate, joined McIsaac Darragh in January 2008, earned her CA designation in 2010, and became a partner effective January 1, 2022.   She has a passion for auditing  and review engagements, bringing a thoughtful and engaged approach.

Cindy is thrilled to serve the business advisory needs of our clients in her hometown. In her downtime, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, travelling, going to the gym, and powerlifting.

You can contact Cindy at Cindy.Costin@mcisaacdarragh.ca

SELENA MACDONALD, CPA, CGA

SENIOR MANAGER

A resident of Sackville NB, Selena graduated from Mount Alliston University in 2006 and was hired at McIsaac Darragh later that same year. She achieved her CGA designation in 2011.

Selena’s primary focus is audits and reviews, preparing personal and corporate financial statements and tax returns. She is the office go-to for not-for-profit organizations, as well as providing advisory services to registered charities on how to maintain their charity status.

In the community, Selena is involved with the local chapter of Make-A-Wish Canada.

You can contact Selena at Selena.MacDonald@mcisaacdarragh.ca

DEB BOLLONG, CPA, CMA

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS SERVICES

Deb a graduate of Dalhousie University and NSCC, earned her CMA designation in 2015. Prior to joining McIsaac Darragh in 2018, she was employed in the manufacturing industry where her focus was on human resources, health and safety, and inventory management.  Along with a team of Accounting Specialists, Deb focuses on client advisory services, bookkeeping and payroll support and HST tax filings.

Deb is an active member of the School Advisory Council of her local school where she champions the needs of LD and ADHD students.

You can contact Deb at Deb.Bollong@mcisaacdarragh.ca

EMILY PARLEE, CPA

TAX MANAGER

In 2015, Emily started her career with McIsaac Darragh while finishing her degree at Mount Allison University and obtained her CPA designation in December 2018. Emily’s focus is on owner-managed businesses, estate and succession planning, and various other tax matters. She is currently enrolled in the CPA Canada’s In-Depth Tax Program. 

After living in Alberta for a few years, she now lives at the farm she grew up on in rural Nova Scotia with her husband. She volunteers with Girl Guides of Canada and the Cumberland Homelessness and Housing Support Association in Amherst and is keen on contributing to her community, both personally and professionally.

You can contact Emily at emily.parlee@mcisaacdarragh.ca.

CAYLA LAMONT, CPA, CA

SENIOR MANAGER

Cayla was raised in Ontario and graduated with honours from the University of Guelph in 2015. After receiving her CPA designation in 2017, Cayla moved to Halifax and continued to work for a National public accounting firm for over seven years. She has widespread experience preparing and managing audit and review engagements in industries such as public sector, not-for-profit, medium sized for-profit, and start-up businesses.

In November 2021 Cayla moved to Amherst and joined McIsaac Darragh as senior manager.

Cayla loves dogs and is an active volunteer board member of the Nova Scotia SPCA. She looks forward to building her network in the community as she continues to work and live in Amherst.

You can contact Cayla at Cayla.Lamont@mcisaacdarragh.ca.

KAILI PIPES-ROBINSON, BBA

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Kaili completed her Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Management from Mount Saint Vincent University in 2018, and was Valedictorian of her graduating class at NSCC successfully completing the Paralegal Diploma program at the top of her class in 2013. Kaili has a rounded education in both the administrative and corporate worlds, and prides herself on her attention to detail and client service.

Kaili is a proud life long resident of Cumberland County, and lives in Amherst with her husband. She has been a Board member or volunteer with several organizations within Cumberland County, including the Terry Fox Run, Sea Cadets, and the SHCCC.

You can reach Kaili at Kaili.Pipes@mcisaacdarragh.ca

NATASHA TRUEMAN

SENIOR STAFF ACCOUNTANT

HEATHER JOBE

SENIOR STAFF ACCOUNTANT & CLIENT SERVICE LIAISON

BETHANY BICKLE

ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST

JANE BERRY

TAX ASSOCIATE

JUNE FAIRBANKS

ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST

PATTIWAYNE RIPLEY

ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST

JOANNA ELLIS

ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST

ALLY PIKE

CPA STUDENT

DYLAN CORKUM

STAFF ACCOUNTANT

DAYNAH POLLOCK

STAFF ACCOUNTANT

JENNIFER SULLIVAN

TAX TECHNICIAN

MARY LEBLANC

RECEPTIONIST

SHANNON WAYE

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

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