About KSK

Providing professional services in North Toronto since 1978
our strong professional commitment

Get to know KSK

We have been providing professional accounting, taxation and business advisory services in North Toronto since 1978, when Paul Koster, Jeff Spinks and Michael Koster left a national firm of chartered accountants to launch Koster, Spinks & Koster LLP.

Supported by our outstanding management team, we look toward many more years in North Toronto.

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Meet our partners

In North Toronto since 1978

Paul Koster

CPA CA

Partner

Paul provides advice relating to financial, tax and accounting matters. As well, he offers specialized expertise regarding mergers, acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and shareholder disputes. Paul has served as a board member for numerous business and non-profit organizations.

Jeffrey Spinks

CPA CA CBV

Managing Partner

As our Managing Partner, Jeff provides many years of experience in accounting, audit and income tax related matters. Jeff is also a Chartered Business Valuator and has assisted and given advice to clients on strategic matters including corporate re-organizations, specialized business transactions, valuations for mergers, successions, divestitures and acquisitions and estate planning for high net worth individuals. He has provided valuable litigation support and expert testimony which has resulted in numerous negotiated and structured settlements.

Michael Koster

CPA CA

Partner

Michael works mainly with entrepreneurs in small and medium-sized businesses, providing complete auditing, accounting and taxation services. In addition, he enjoys giving general business advice on start-ups, growth situations, and purchases and sales of businesses.

Graeme Duff

CPA CA

Partner

Since 1988, Graeme has been providing accounting, auditing and financial planning services for owner-managers, professionals and operators of non-profit organizations. Graeme is experienced in the area of real estate and has guided many clients through syndications and other tax-assisted investments.

Blair Kennedy

CPA CA

Partner

Blair joined the Firm in 1986 and was appointed Tax Partner in the summer of 1998. As a Tax Specialist, he primarily oversees Corporate Reorganizations, Owner-Manager Taxation, Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation. Blair is also very active with a large provincial charity.

Mark Humphrey

CPA CA CBV

Partner

Mark became a partner in 2002 specializing in both corporate and personal income tax. He provides integrated strategies for minimizing the overall tax burden in estate planning, reorganizations, acquisitions and divestitures. As well, he offers business valuation advice related to tax, shareholder agreements and specialized business transactions.

John Quilty

CPA CA

Partner

John joined KSK in 1987 and became a partner in 2006. He provides accounting, personal and corporate tax services to individuals and a wide variety of owner managed businesses including those in the real estate and entertainment industry. John is a volunteer coach for hockey and baseball in the North Toronto area.

Meet our Management Team

Getting the results you need

Carson Hirner

CPA CA CFP CPA(IL)

Principal

Carson joined the Firm in 1989 as a student. He became a Certified Financial Planner in 1998 and was appointed Principal in 2000. He specializes in Cross-Border Tax Planning issues, and US Taxes. Carson received his U.S. CPA designation in 2003.

Heather Spinks

CPA CA CFP FDS

Senior Principal

Heather joined the Firm in 1980, primarily specializing in tax-related issues and concentrating on United States taxation services. She is also a Financial Divorce Specialist and Certified Financial Planner, offering advisory services with respect to matrimonial matters and financial planning.

Steve Fridman

CPA CA

Principal

Steve is a principal of the firm. As the firm’s primary Quality Control Monitor, he is currently responsible for establishing and monitoring quality standards for the firm’s accounting and auditing practices and overseeing quality control on audits, reviews and financial statement disclosure. Steve provides advice on accounting, auditing and financial reporting matters for the firm’s clients.

Richard Lynch

CPA CA

Principal

Richard joined Koster, Spinks & Koster LLP as a student in the spring of 1997 and has been a Manager since 2002, and was appointed Principal in January 2013. Richard works mainly with owner managed businesses and investment companies, offering assurance, accounting, and taxation (corporate and personal) services and advice for a variety of the firm’s clients.

Kevin McDonald

CPA CA CMA

Principal

Kevin joined KSK LLP in January 2005 and has been a manager since 2009. In November 2015 he was promoted to Principal. He received his CMA designation in 2006 and completed the CICA In-depth Tax Course in 2010.  Kevin focuses primarily on Canadian Income Tax issues related to individuals, corporations, estates and trusts, and in-bound investment for non-resident corporations.  Kevin also specializes in taxpayer disputes with the CRA and voluntary disclosure submissions.

Molly Koster Cameron

CPA CA

Principal

Molly joined the firm in June 2005 and was appointed Principal in November 2015. Molly qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2006 and completed the CICA In-Depth Tax Course in 2010. She is the contact person for a number of newly formed owner-managed businesses. Molly also provides personal and corporate income tax services and is involved with various audit and assurance engagements.

Graham Allen

CPA CA

Principal

Graham joined Koster, Spinks & Koster LLP as a student in September of 2002 and left us in the Fall of 2006, returning in early 2012. He has been a Manager since his return and was recently appointed Principal. He focuses primarily on US Taxation.

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Our solutions to support your business growth

Our clients have direct, ongoing contact with the Partners, and enjoy support from all the resources of our firm.

From the inception of the relationship, you get to know the individuals who will work with you to help build and guide your business. As the relationship grows, we continue to serve you, gaining insight into your needs, and developing solid, creative solutions that address your unique situation and contribute to your success.

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