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TAX SEASON office hours (March & April)

  • M-F 8:30a-5:30p
  • Sat 9:00a-3:00p
  • Closed Sundays, Statutory Holidays, and May 1st (Staff recovery day)

Regular Office Hours (beginning May 2)

  • M-F 8:30a-4:30p
  • Closed Weekends and Statutory Holidays

Head Office

  • 4406 50 Ave
  • Suite 302A
  • Red Deer, AB T4N 3Z6
  • Phone / Text: 403-986-3829
  • Fax: 1-888-849-9245
  • Toll-Free: 1-888-986-3829
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Cory G. Litzenberger, CPA, CMA, CFP, C.Mgr

President & Founder
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With the Income Tax Act always by his side on his smart-phone, Cory has taken tax-nerd to a whole other level. His background in strategic planning, tax-efficient corporate reorganizations, business management, and financial planning bring a well-rounded approach to assist private corporations and their owners increase their wealth through the strategies that work best for them.

An entrepreneur himself, Cory started CGL with the idea that he wanted to help clients adapt to the ever-changing tax and economic environment and increase their wealth through optimizing the use of tax legislation coupled with strategic business planning and financial analysis.

His relaxed blue-collar approach in a traditionally white-collar industry can raise a few eyebrows, but in his own words: “People don’t pay me for my looks. My modeling career ended at birth.”

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Tiffany S. Tensen, CPA

Senior Manager
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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.

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Hamza Nabi

Manager
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A recent successful writer of the CPA Comprehensive Final Exam (CFE), Hamza brings to our firm the specialized knowledge and skill he possesses from his career path working in the public company audit divisions of national firms.

With experience serving clients in the oil and gas, agriculture, retail, real estate, and food-service industries, Hamza brings a well-rounded approach to a variety of industry situations.

The definition of a relatable professional, Hamza is passionate about serving clients and building long-term relationships with them. He enjoys discussions with them on how to manage their cash flow so they can increase their wealth and ultimately the satisfaction that comes along with building it.

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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.

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Jodie Waddy, CPB

Senior Bookkeeper
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Since 2007 Jodie has been working as a bookkeeper in accounting firms and received her Certified Professional Bookkeeper (CPB) designation in 2009 through the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada (IPBC).

She has vast experience in (but not limited to) record keeping for small businesses, farms, and charities. She also prepares personal tax returns, does payroll processing, and has provided bookkeeping training and client support to many clients in her career.

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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.

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Jennifer Spinney

Seasonal Administrative Assistant
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Born and raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Jennifer relocated to Central Alberta in 2018. She attended Nova Scotia Community College to obtain her Office Administration Diploma, as well as Occupational Health and Safety Diploma.

With her several years of experience in oilfield and environmental office settings, she is a welcome addition to the CGL team.

Tax season usually involves putting out many small fires, which is why it is great to know that in her home town, Jennifer was also a volunteer firefighter.

Her giving back doesn't end there, as she is also a strong supporter of Parkinson Canada.