We’re business advisors, then accountants

We’re also nice people

We’re also nice people

We celebrate the real-life successes of our clients and understand the demanding emotional aspects of owning your own business. Flipping the traditional model of accounting first and advising second means that we’re able to support our clients to the highest degree possible. Lean on us—we won’t let you down.

Brought together by a shared knack for accounting and an uncommonly entrepreneurial spirit, we grew the company to include over 40 of the brightest minds in Vancouver. Martin Henry now helps hundreds of small to large sized businesses reach new heights.

Want to join the team? We’re hiring.

Meet the Partners

John Martin

BBA, CPA, CA

John was the founding partner of Martin Henry, establishing the firm in 1993. He graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1989. He has completed the Institute of Chartered Accountants In-depth Tax course and is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation. John feels fortunate to have worked with all three of his talented partners in different capacities for at least two decades.

John is experienced in dealing with high profile client accounts. He is accomplished in advising clients on sophisticated tax planning, family trusts, corporate structuring, estate planning and a broad variety of other business and tax advice.

John lives by the “work hard, play hard” philosophy. In his free time John loves to travel and spend time with his family. He is passionate about winter sports and waterskiing, as well as reading “anything and everything.”

Charlene Henry

B.COM, CPA, CA

Charlene Henry brings more than 22 years of diverse tax, financial, and business consulting experience to her role as a partner at Martin Henry. Charlene earned her Bachelor of Commerce degree specializing in accounting from the University of British Columbia. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and the Canadian Tax Foundation. Additionally, she has also completed the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants In-depth Tax Course.

Charlene is dedicated to helping clients achieve business success by assisting them with all financial aspects of both their business and personal lives. She combines her vast experience and strong technical skills with common sense in guiding clients to reach their unique goals.

Charlene has gained extensive experience over her career. She has considerable experience in the dental field, assisting dentists with practice purchases and sales, cash flow management, tax efficient corporate structuring and all other practice management matters.

Katherine Liu

BBA, CPA, CA

Katherine has been a partner with Martin Henry since 2008. She provides accounting, tax and business advisory services to owner-managed businesses including members of the medical, dental and legal professions.

She graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2000, obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in 2003 and completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Program in 2005.

Katherine is active in community organizations and has served as a board member, executive member and volunteer for health care foundations.

Julie Kennell

B.COM, CPA, CA

Julie has been a partner with Martin Henry since 2010. She provides accounting, tax and business advisory services to small and medium sized owner-managed businesses.

Julie graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1990, and obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in 1993. She completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Program in 1994.  She is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation.

Julie has served as a board member for a large non-profit charity providing social services in the Lower Mainland, and volunteered many hours in her community.

Julie approaches each of her clients’ problems as if they were her own, and enjoys being an advocate for them in all aspects of their businesses.

Her interests include skiing, e-biking and culinary adventures. She is currently learning to kitesurf when the opportunity arises.

 

Tax Group

Darren Koyanagi

CPA, CA
Senior Tax Manager

Trevor Lee

CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois)
Tax Manager

Marek Zhanel

CPA, CGA
Senior Tax Associate

Victoria Cheung

CPA, CGA
Senior Tax Associate

Accounting Managers

Bakul Pachchigar

CPA, CGA, CA (India)
Manager

Belinda Liu

CPA, CA
Manager

Ian Frew

CPA, CA
Manager

Gurtag Bains

CPA, CA
Manager

Denis Marsten

CPA, CA
Manager

Gurpinder Thind

CPA, CGA
Manager

“I started with Martin Henry in 1995 as part of the administrative team. I feel fortunate enough to be part of this group of people and friendly, easygoing environment. The Partners have always been supportive and genuinely care about their staff both at work and outside of work.”

— ANA CARREIRO, ADMINISTRATION OFFICER