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Regular Office Hours (May to February)

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

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)

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.”


Stacey Goodwin, CPA, CA

Senior Manager
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Stacey brings to CGL a well-rounded knowledge of accounting and business from both: her years in public practice as an assurance manager at a national firm; and her years working as a corporate controller for a publicly traded company.

In addition to her past audit experience, Stacey has intimate first-hand knowledge in the entertainment, hospitality, and construction industries.  As a result of this well-rounded experience, Stacey understands the ebb-and-flow in business operations that happen in changing economic conditions.  It is the wisdom of navigating of these financial tides, that Stacey brings to CGL.


Danielle Cole, CPA

Senior Consultant
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Danielle has spent her entire career in public practice in Central Alberta. The region’s unique economic balance between energy production and food production can only be understood fully by those that live every day in it.

Growing up in Red Deer, Danielle has, real-life, first-hand experience of what it means to not only live in, but “live and breathe” Central Alberta.

Her experience dealing with private business clients from grain, livestock, and quota-based agriculture, is the perfect complement to her work with oil & gas production and distribution operations.


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.


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.


Teresa Ross

Senior Administrative Assistant
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With over twenty years of keeping offices running smoothly, Teresa brings her vast experience from oil & gas, medical, non-profit and government sectors to CGL - an impressive feat considering she's only 29 (plus taxes of course). 

In addition to her Office Administration certificate, Teresa has completed several courses on both leadership, and the protection of private information.

Though she was born in eastern Canada (no, we mean further east than Saskatchewan), Teresa has called Central Alberta home for most of her life.


On leave (Senior Manager)

Tiffany S. Tensen, CPA

On leave (Senior Manager)

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.


On leave (Administrative Assistant)

Jennifer Spinney

On leave (Administrative Assistant)

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.