About

Hay & Watson is a well-established boutique firm of Chartered Professional Accountants.

We are individuals passionate about working with you to achieve your organization’s goals and objectives. Our philosophy is to provide high quality and value-added services that last in long-term trusted relationships with you.

With Essop Mia, we are a team of 20 professionals and staff who provide a full range of financial and management consulting services to public and private companies, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Our services include:

  • Audits
    Are you a publicly listed company? Does a lender or major stakeholder require that you provide an audited set of financial statements? Does your not-for-profit organization need an audit as requested by a major contributor? Or perhaps you own your company and would like to prepare the company for sale.
    An audit increases your users' degree of confidence in your financial statements.

  • Reviews
    Your investors, shareholders, lenders or other stakeholders may require assurance that your financial statements are presented in accordance with applicable accounting standards while not necessarily requiring an audit.
    Though the level of assurance is reduced from that of an audit, a review of your financial statements provides your users with a level of comfort they require on a more cost-efficient basis.

  • Compilations
    Numbers measure results and are a critical tool for implementing business goals. We organize your numbers and prepare a set of financial statements for you to use as a basis for making those critical business decisions.

  • Tax services
    Canada Revenue Agency requires profit-oriented companies to file corporate tax returns, GST/HST returns, payroll returns and dividend summaries. Other filings include charity returns, not-for-profit information returns, estate and trust returns and partnership information returns.
    You are considering assistance with your tax compliance requirements. Or perhaps your needs have moved beyond basic tax compliance and you require efficient tax planning strategies to minimize your taxes, today and in the future. Our goal is the same as yours - meet all Canada Revenue Agency deadlines and minimize your tax bill.

  • Financial and management consulting
    As your business evolves, specific events may arise from time to time where specialized services helps navigate you through these opportunities. You may be:

    • Buying or selling a business
    • Wishing to see how your financial picture will look in the future
    • Questioning what cross border considerations you should be aware of
    • Wondering if your processes, structures or information systems are effectively streamlined and controlled for your operations

Hay & Watson is registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia, the Canadian Public Accountability Board, and the Public Accountability Oversight Board in the United States.