Voted Best of Red Deer 4 Years in a Row; and Named to Alberta Venture's 2016 Fast Growth 50 List

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Head Office

  • 4406 50 Ave
  • Suite 302A
  • Red Deer, AB T4N 3Z6
  • Phone: 403-986-3829
  • Fax: 1-888-849-9245
  • Toll-Free: 1-888-986-3829
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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 change the way accountants do business. His blue-collar 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, 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 Crohn’s and Colitis Canada (within reason of course).

Cory is a: 

  • Member of the CPA Alberta Tax Working Group;
  • 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 
Accounting Supervisor
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Jenna Taylor

Accounting Supervisor
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Jenna Taylor studied at the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers in the United Kingdom. She completed the Certificate in Bookkeeping, Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping, Certificate in Computerized Bookkeeping, and a Diploma in Payroll Management.

Jenna has lived in Central Alberta since 2005. During this time she has worked both at the management level in the private sector, and at public accounting firms working on various types of client industries and backgrounds at all assurance levels of public practice.  

This well-rounded knowledge from both sides of the financial statement process is why she is a great addition to the CGL team that will bring you the personalized quality service you have come to expect from our firm.

In her spare time, Jenna is an active member of the Kinette Club of Stettler. She served as President for the club in 2016/2017. Nationally, Kin Canada is a great supporter of STARS and Cystic Fibrosis Canada.  The Kinette Club also raises funds that are donated back to the community with the largest recent project being a $200,000 playground.

Staff Accountant
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Melissa L. Harris, BSc

Staff Accountant
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Melissa Harris graduated from the University of Alberta in 2014 where she received a Bachelor of Science, major in Biological Sciences. She is now currently enrolled in the CPA PREP program offered through the CPA Western School of Business. Melissa is working towards a CPA designation.

Born and raised in Red Deer, Melissa currently lives in Blackfalds with her fiancée. They enjoy spending time outdoors, and both love hiking and camping.

Melissa loves to help people and give back to the community. In 2012, she did humanitarian work in Africa supporting children education and health. Over the years Melissa has supported and volunteered for numerous wonderful organizations including:

  • African Impact
  • Edmonton Humane Society
  • Alberta Cancer Foundation
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Jen Voyer

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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.

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.