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We Remember and Honour Rick Watts

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of one of Manning Elliott's founding fathers, Rick Watts. Rick passed away on February, 16, 2019. 

Rick retired in 1999, just prior to the merger of Manning Jamison with Elliott, Tulk, Pryce & Anderson to form what we know today as Manning Elliott LLP.
Rick was the "accountants' accountant".  He oversaw the firm's finances and many of the systems and procedures that he implemented, some of which are still in place today at the firm. He was an early adopter of technology.  For many years Rick oversaw the operations of Manning Jamison's data processing division, MJ Data Services. Rick was one of the first people in the firm to use what we referred to as a "luggable" computer. A "luggable" was literally a computer packaged as a (heavy) suitcase, a forerunner of today's laptop. Rick was also one of the first to realize that most accounting or tax analyses were nothing more than a spreadsheet.

Rick loved life; he always had a smile on his face. He was passionate about golf - he used to play at least once a week, every week of the year. Many years Rick would leave for Las Vegas on May 1 to enjoy an after-tax golf getaway with his buddies. He was also known to enjoy a glass of wine and a good steak.  

Rick was well liked and respected by both his colleagues and his clients. He had many long-term clients, some of whom are still with the firm today. He provided them with many years of sound business advice, but in addition to that, he was genuinely their friend.

Our thoughts and condolences go to Rick's children Suzanne and Nicholas, their extended family, and his many friends.

Manning Elliott LLP to merge with Leed Advisors Inc., Chartered Professional Accountants

Manning Elliott LLP to merge with Leed Advisors Inc., Chartered Professional Accountants. - significantly extending range of core service offerings in the South Surrey/Langley market.

VANCOUVER, BC - Effective January 1st, 2018, Leed Advisors Inc., Chartered Professional Accountants, will officially merge with Manning Elliott LLP, Accountants & Business Advisors.

Manning Elliott's managing partner, Alden Aumann, says this merger is a substantial step forward in helping the firm achieve its longer-term strategic objectives.

"Part of our long-term strategic plan includes growing our presence in the Greater Vancouver market.  While we are well positioned as a large independent firm in downtown Vancouver, with a very significant presence in the Abbotsford and the eastern Fraser Valley market, a physical presence in the South Surrey/Langley area was considered key to our geographic coverage within the Lower Mainland.  The clientele, practice area focus, and corporate culture of Leed Advisors is very similar to that of Manning Elliott, and we believe this merger is a great fit between the two professional firms."

The team at Leed Advisors Inc., Chartered Professional Accountants, consists of 20+ dedicated professional staff and is located at 2626 Croydon Drive., Surrey (Approximately 152nd St & 32nd Ave)

The office practices primarily in the areas of Owner Managed Business, Private Company Assurance, Tax Advisory & Estate Planning, and Not-for-Profit Organizations.

"We are very pleased to have all the professionals at Leed Advisors Inc., Chartered Professional Accountants, merge with our firm, and further establish our presence in the South Surrey/Langley market" says Mr. Aumann. "We are looking forward to this partnership because they complement our service lines and client base very well."

To our continued growth and success!

We Remember and Honour Colin Pryce

It is with great sadness that Manning Elliott LLP announce the passing of one of its founding partners, Colin Pryce.

Colin passed away on May 21st, 2017 at the age of 87.

During his long career, Colin introduced many valued clients to the firm and was a great influence as a calm mentor to budding accountants.

Our thoughts and condolences go to Colin's' wife Helen, children, grandchildren, extended family and his many friends.


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