Craig has 25 years of experience in public practice accounting, serving clients across various sectors in the areas of owner-managed taxation and accounting, not-for-profit audits, personal taxation matters and consultation services in the areas of finance, taxation and accounting.
Although not raised on a farm directly, growing up in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, a true agriculturally based community, Craig developed a particular interest in agricultural-related clients and businesses. In addition to the accounting and taxation requirements of their business, Craig’s focus on the overall well-being of his clients has earned him a reputation as a trusted advisor amongst his valued clients.
After receiving his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan, Craig began his public practice career in 1996 and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1999. In 2013 Craig was honoured by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan with a Fellowship designation for his years of dedication and service to his profession. Craig served his clients in his capacity as Partner with the firm HVB Chartered Professional Accountants for 17 years prior to January 1, 2021, when that office merged into the firm of Virtus Group LLP, in which Craig immediately assumed the role of Partner.
Craig’s belief in giving back to his communities has led him to serve for many years with soccer and ringette clubs, community associations, a Junior A Hockey Club and a Winter Games in various roles from youth coach to Director to President and Chair. In addition, Craig has also served his profession as a member and Chair of the Professional Conduct Committee over the course of 11 years, and as a member and Vice-Chair of the Discipline Committee over the course of 7 years and counting. Craig has also prepared and instructed various courses in the areas of financial planning, taxation and accounting.
Away from the office, Craig’s passions include spending time with his wife and two children, and enjoying the outdoors as an avid hunter, fisherman and overall sports enthusiast.