Tom Sanderson, CPA

Senior Consultant - CGL Tax

Tom immigrated to the better side of the pond from a small town in the North East of England with his family and has proudly called Red Deer home since 2004. He continued his dedication to our local community by completing his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree through Red Deer College’s partnership with Mount Royal University in 2017.  Immediately after completion of this Co-op program, he pursued his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation and did not look back until he completed it.

In addition to bringing his professional experience from a national CPA firm to CGL, Tom also knows first-hand what it takes to be an owner in a small business.  Since 2013, Tom has been an owner and actively involved in building a construction business with his brother. Being a small business owner himself means that Tom is no stranger to the struggle small business owners face every day.

This is exactly why it makes him a great part of the CGL team! At CGL we recognize that it is hard to give advice to small business owners if you have not truly experienced what it is like to only be paid for results.  Getting the job done so you can make a living is something Tom can relate to.

Combining his business ownership experience with his experience in public practice is just one of many examples where Tom strives to learn all that he can to help position small businesses for success. It is this passion for helping entrepreneurs succeed that drives and motivates Tom.

Working with previous clients in construction, oil and gas, and agriculture has given Tom the perfect Central Alberta trifecta of industry experience. While currently not a part of the CGL portfolio, Tom also has previous experience working with nonprofit organizations as well.

When not helping entrepreneurs, or being one himself, Tom enjoys spending his free time with his girlfriend, their two dogs, and the simple pleasures in life like gardening or diving into a good book.


  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) - CPA Alberta - 2020
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - Mount Royal University - 2017