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Head Office

  • 4406 50 Ave
  • Suite 302A
  • Red Deer, AB T4N 3Z6
  • Phone / Text: 403-986-3829
  • Fax: 1-888-849-9245
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President & Founder

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Cory G. Litzenberger, CPA, CMA, CFP, C.Mgr

President & Founder
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Cory G. Litzenberger is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant; a Certified Financial Planner; and a Chartered Manager.

Nationally recognized as a in-depth tax professional by both the Canadian Tax Foundation and Chartered Professional Accountants - Canada, Cory previously worked for the "dark side" of the Canada Revenue Agency as both an income tax and GST auditor.

In addition to working in management in the private sector, Cory also worked in the management levels of both local and national accounting firms.

Cory’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to create CGL Strategic Business & Tax Advisors to put a blue-collar approach in a traditionally white-collar industry. His down-to-earth mannerism brings a next-door neighbour approach to a traditionally formal industry.

By focusing on technological enhancements, Cory has propelled CGL into the future of accountant-client relationships by moving to a more electronic-friendly and mobile office format. This key difference allows CGL to quickly adapt to an ever-changing business environment.

Published twice in the Canadian Manager national magazine and having performed many speaking engagements, Cory is a loving husband and father of two. Cory is also a philanthropist and has a program through his business where he will match his client’s donations to local non-profit organizations (within reason of course).

Recent public speaking engagements:

  • Moderator - 2018 Canadian Tax Foundation Prairie Provinces Tax Conference - Saskatoon
  • Fall 2017 - Discussion on proposed changes to Income Tax Act w/Gerry Ritz - Red Deer 

Cory is a: 

  • Member of the CPA Alberta Tax Working Group;
  • Member of the Canadian Tax Foundation; 
  • Member of the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors;
  • Past Director of the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce;
  • Past Director of the Red Deer Chapter of Crohn's and Colitis Canada;
  • Past Director of the Red Deer LEADS Executive Association;
  • Past Director of the Central Alberta Minor Football Association;
  • Past Director of the Rotary Club of Red Deer;
  • Past Member of the Finance Committee for St. Mary’s Parish; and
  • Has served on several political advisory boards and committees 
Associate

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Tiffany S. Tensen, CPA

Associate
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Tiffany S. Tensen is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a background in Review and Audit assurance work.

Well trained and skilled in assurance engagements, Tiffany’s career path has had her lead numerous Audits and Review files for both private companies and non-profit organizations.

With a rural background herself, Tiffany’s has shaped her career by working closely with many clients within the oilfield, agricultural, and other small business sectors.  She loves to assist clients with matters such as operational efficiencies, management, internal control mechanisms, and performance measurement… you know… the fun stuff.

Tiffany’s passion for working directly with clients along with the blue-collar approach that CGL Strategic Business & Tax Advisors prides themselves on is what attracted her to join the team.  She is excited to work with both existing and new clients and help them grow. Tiffany hopes to use her knowledge to help clients expand their business while keeping a next-door neighbour approach to her work.

Alberta has a growing population of upcoming retirees. Given Tiffany's proactive "plan ahead” attitude, she has been advancing her knowledge of various tax and financial planning measures. In doing so, Tiffany plans to better serve our existing and future clients with their succession and estate planning needs.

We are excited to have her in our office and believe that her professional background is well balanced and complemented by her genuine country girl demeanor. It is highly likely you will see her wearing her cowgirl boots and jeans in the office because, well… that’s who she is.

At CGL we love to challenge the accounting stereotype and we pride ourselves on being more approachable to the blue-collar sector. From beef production, to earth moving, to oilfield services, to trucking and transport – you don’t wear a suit to work, and neither do we.

Tiffany, her fiancé, and close family & friends are all very active in the great outdoors. You can usually see them frequently in the Bighorn backcountry driving their team of Clydesdales, roaming the mountain peaks by horseback, or assisting local farmers driving cattle to pasture or taking care of the farm in their absence.

Her passion for the “Alberta Way” is fostered through her position as Vice President of the Rocky Ranch Horse Association (o/a Meagan Kirstein Memorial Rodeo).

Accounting Technician

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Jen Voyer

Accounting Technician
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Born and raised in Manitoba, Jennifer Graduated from Red River college in Winnipeg February 2017 with a diploma in Business Admin majoring in accounting. She is looking to continue her schooling and go to University to get her Degree in Business in Commerce. Then entering the CPA program to finish with a CPA designation.

Jennifer moved to Red deer with her fiancée late 2016.With Red deer now being their new home they enjoy the outdoors and traveling to nearby places to explore.

Jennifer really enjoys helping others and is looking forward to volunteering in Red deer in the near future.

Accounting Technician

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Shirley Seward

Accounting Technician
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Shirley Seward joins CGL Strategic Business & Tax Advisors after over 25 years in Financial Services in the banking sector.  From working the front teller in Customer Service to eventually becoming a Branch Manager at three different locations, if it involves banking, Shirley has likely seen it.

With her excellent customer service skills and strong knowledge of the banking world, CGL is excited to have her on our team to help you with your bookkeeping and accounting needs.

In her spare time, Shirley is also a part owner of an automotive repair business with her husband. As a result, Shirley understands first hand what it is like to be in business, and shares the desire of both business owners and bankers wanting to know what the numbers mean.

She is driven to continue her focus on customer service and knows that her many years of experience in the financial sector will be a great asset to both CGL clients and her colleagues in the office.

Shirley has called Central Alberta home almost her entire life. In 2008, Shirley moved into Red Deer with her husband, and they have since raised their children, and now enjoy watching their grandchildren grow around them.

Administrative Assistant

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Lori Hrushka

Administrative Assistant
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Lori is usually the first person you will connect with when calling or arriving at our firm.  She has several years of experience working in public accounting and can help you to get the advice and support you need.

Lori was born in Medicine Hat and grew up in a small farming community in Southern Alberta.  She attended S.A.I.T. to obtain her Secretarial Arts certificate and has resided in Red Deer since 1980.

Lori has focused her volunteer activities around Habitat for Humanity and she is a strong supporter of STARS.