ABOUT CHY ACCOUNTING & TAX INC.
CHY Accounting & Tax Inc. is a boutique accounting firm based in Vancouver specializing in accounting, tax and business advisory services. The goal of CHY is to provide its clients with value-added financial solutions that meet their needs. CHY is committed to providing its clients with the highest quality work, as well as exceeding their expectations on client service. The mission of CHY is to be your trusted adviser on all financial aspects of your business and your personal financial affairs.
Michael Chernawsky, CPA, CA
Michael Chernawsky, CPA, CA, Principal of CHY Accounting & Tax Inc., is a passionate and entrepreneurial accountant with a broad range of experience working in numerous industries. Michael has managed and overseen all financial aspects of a company, including financial reporting, tax, treasury, budgeting, payroll, staff management and the many other accounting responsibilities necessary in operating a business. He has planned and executed cross-border tax strategies and has extensive experience in the preparation of corporate and personal tax returns in both Canada and the U.S., including for clients with over 100 annual tax returns. Michael has also provided company-wide cost reduction analysis and recommendations, as well as the financial review of international business expansion opportunities.
Prior to founding CHY Accounting & Tax Inc., Michael was a Controller and Manager of Financial Reporting at a publicly-traded renewable energy company. Prior to that, Michael worked for 5 years at one of the 'big four' accounting firms in their Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver offices. During his time with this accounting firm, Michael worked in the assurance, Canadian tax and U.S. tax service lines.
Michael is a Chartered Professional Accountant in British Columbia and Ontario. He has also completed the CPA In-Depth Tax Program and the CPA In-Depth Corporate Reorganizations Course certified by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. Michael earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree with a concentration in Accounting from Carleton University. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and the Canadian Tax Foundation.
Nandhini Leelakrishnan, Dip. Acc., Associate at CHY Accounting & Tax Inc., focuses on preparing Canadian and U.S. corporate, partnership and personal income tax returns. Nandhini also prepares financial statements in accordance with IFRS and PE GAAP, as well as performs tax and accounting research. In addition to providing core compliance services, Nandhini assists companies with financial modelling and forecasting.
Prior to joining CHY Accounting & Tax Inc., Nandhini worked as a teaching assistant for accounting courses at University of British Columbia. She also worked as a Finance Assistant at the Sauder School of Business. Prior to that, Nandhini obtained international work experience providing accounting support for the Engineering Department while working at a motorsport company in India.
Nandhini earned her Diploma in Accounting from the University of British Columbia and received a Bachelor of Engineering degree from PESIT in India. She is currently pursuing her CPA designation.