Information we collect
We will collect, use or disclose personal information about clients only for the purpose of providing professional services. Our Engagement Letter includes an explanation of why we require the information, what it will be used for and with whom it may be shared in order to provide professional services. Personal information may also be shared internally in order to allow us to offer services or products that may be of interest to clients.
Dickson CPAs collects personal information about our partners and employees in order to pay them, comply with laws, provide them with benefits, and generally manage our human resources. We also collect personal information from individuals seeking employment with Dickson CPAs. When we collect personal information, we will inform you of the reasons why we require such information, what use will be made of it and with whom it may be shared. Collection may occur without knowledge or consent as permitted by law, including collection in the course of an investigation.
We strive to limit the collection of personal information to that which is reasonably required to provide our services or operate our business.
Consent for collection, use, and disclosure
By engaging our firm to provide services, we consider an individual to have given our firm consent to the collection, use, and distribution of the individual’s personal information. Once this consent has been obtained by our firm, we will continue to collect, use, and disclose personal information for the purpose of providing the agreed upon services without obtaining further written or verbal consent to do so.
Forms and applications used to provide human resources-related services to partners and employees will describe the purposes for which their personal information is required and with whom it will be shared. Employment candidates will also be advised of the purposes for which their personal information is being collected.
In accordance with professional regulations, our client files must periodically be reviewed by practice inspectors and by other firm personnel to ensure that we have adhered to professional and firm standards. File reviewers are required to maintain confidentiality of personal information.
Clients and employees of Dickson CPAs always have the option not to give their consent to the collection, use and distribution of their personal information, or to withdraw their consent at a later stage. Where a client chooses not to give consent, we may not have sufficient information to continue providing the client with our services. Where a partner, employee or candidate for employment chooses not to give consent, we may not be able to employ them, continue to employ them or to provide them with benefits.
Security and retention
In recognition of our professional and legal obligations to protect our confidential client information and our employees’ personal information, we have made arrangements to protect against unauthorized collection, use, disclosure, access, modification, or destruction of personal information. We will retain personal information for a reasonable time period as required by our Code of Professional Conduct. Personal information will be disposed of in a secure manner when no longer required.
Requests for access and correction
Individuals have the right to obtain a copy of their personal information in our records. We will promptly respond to requests as completely and accurately as reasonably possible. We are entitled to refuse access in certain situation as permitted under PIPEDA.
PIPEDA also allows individuals to request our firm correct errors or omissions. We will correct any factual error or omissions and inform any third parties to whom we have disclosed the incorrect information.
3795 Carey Road
Victoria, BC V8Z 6T8
”Our family has worked with Mike Dickson for over 30 years. Dickson CPAs have a wealth of expertise in estate and tax planning that is invaluable to our family. We consider them to be a partner in all our financial and estate planning. The advice they provide is always sound, thoughtfully considered and tailored to each unique situation. We trust Mike and the team and highly recommend them to others looking for comprehensive tax advice.“
Alix Cameron and Susie Stewart
Appin Investments and the Stewart Family Trust
”For over 35 years Dickson CPAs has worked with our business. In addition to preparing our year-end financial statements and tax filings, they have helped us with financial planning, business evaluations, business acquisitions, multi-generational business succession, and mergers. I would recommend Dickson CPAs for their expertise, discretion, and professionalism.“
Colin Mann, CFO
Don Mann Excavating
”Mike Dickson’s advice and experience has been invaluable to us. The team at Dickson CPAs is excellent, and manage our account accurately, professionally, and in great detail. I would highly recommend Dickson CPAs to other business owners.“
D’arcy Hipwell, President
The Bottle Depot
”I have been working with Mike Dickson and Francis Rowe and the team at Dickson CPAs for over ten years. They have been instrumental in helping me with my business structure and tax planning. Their professional opinion is excellent and honest, and I thank them for my success as they are great advisors.“
”The team at Dickson CPAs is incredibly knowledgeable, hard-working, and quick to respond to both personal and corporate tax matters. In addition to providing excellent professional advice, Dickson CPAs has also found ways to help us streamline our back-office operations, saving us time and freeing up resources.“
”We are a family owned 3rd generation business that has been operating for over 45 years. Thunderbird Insurance's founder Gene Potvin started dealing with Mike Dickson back in the 1980's and we continue to rely on Mike and his team for their expert guidance and knowledge for all these years and generations of our family.“
Jim Potvin, Senior Partner
”I am pleased to recommend Dickson CPAs for both business and personal financial advice. For over ten years Mike, Kim and the Dickson team have been instrumental in helping me grow my business and plan for my family’s future.“
Sarah Angus, CEO
Angus One Professional Recruitment Ltd.
”Dickson CPAs have been part of our family business success for over 35 years. Mike has guided the Bolen family through successful growth and expansions through the years. Mike and Leah have helped us navigate succession and estate planning. When any business or estate planning concerns come up, Mike helps you to see the issue clearly. It is comforting to know he has dealt with complex issues before and can quickly assist us.“
Samantha Holmes, Owner
”Kim and the team at Dickson CPAs have helped guide both my husband and I through setting up and running our first years as a Professional Corporation. We both highly recommend Dickson CPAs for their accessibility and guidance through the process. I also love their online tax forms which makes putting together my taxes each year much easier!“
Dr. Keira Dheensaw
”I would highly recommend Dickson CPAs because I feel taken care of. They are knowledgeable, accurate and provide service on a more personable level. Dickson CPAs have helped me through a separation and division of existing assets. Mike and Francis helped me establish fair values for assets. They also helped me set up a new company while navigating tax implications to minimize costs and they continue to give me options for moving forward with business and personal decisions and purchases.“
BRE Holdings Ltd. and BRE Family Trust
”We have worked with Mike and his team for the past 15 years. Dickson CPAs have been a big part of our firm’s success assisting us with tax planning, corporate share structure, growth strategies and mergers. We rely on their guidance and advice when making any significant financial decision.“
Allan Hart, President
Coast Claims Insurance Services
”I am pleased to recommend Dickson CPAs to any business owner. Over the past 10 years, Mike and the team have been able to do our year end financials, assist in bank funding, accounting systems, tax advice, and acquisition guidance and proposals. They are very competent, timely, and an absolute pleasure to deal with on all business challenges.“
Alan McGillivray, Owner
Prince of Whales Whale Watching
”Dickson CPAs has helped give me clarity and understanding on items and issues regarding all aspects of taxes and financial planning. They have been a huge benefit to my companies and personally. They have an open, honest approach and always respond to my inquiries, and this helps when having to make important financial decisions. I would not hesitate to recommend Dickson CPAs to anyone.“
GT Mann Contracting
”Dickson CPAs has been there supporting us on financial matters for over 30 years. Their insights into capital and wealth management have been invaluable for both our business and personal success. They have acted as our trusted advisor, always providing thoughtful and sound advice. Dickson CPAs is not just our accounting firm, but a highly valued team member.“
Steve Nagy, CEO
Graphic Office Interiors Ltd.
”Farhill Engineering Ltd. has engaged Dickson CPAs since we started our business in 2016. They have provided excellent service and are committed to helping our business grow. I appreciate their personal oversight and involvement when looking after our interests. Mike and Leah both take the time to review our year and explain our current business situation and the potential ramifications of the decisions we choose to make.“
Steve Malkow, CEO
Farhill Engineering Ltd.
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