McIsaac Darragh Inc.

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.

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Leading our people are:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Heather Jobe

Senior Staff Accountant

Jane Berry

Tax Associate

Joanna Ellis

Accounting Specialist

Dylan Corkum

Staff Accountant

Allison Learning

Accounting Specialist

Maria Campbell