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Lawson & Coleman - Chartered Professional Accountants

  • 300 - 111 Lonsdale Avenue
  • North Vancouver, BC V7M 2E7
  • Main Number: 604-984-3535
  • Fax: 604-904-6545
  • Hours of Operation:
  • Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
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Karen Coleman, CPA, CGA

PARTNER
  • Phone: 604-990-7406
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Karen Coleman joined Lawson & Coleman in 1999 and obtained her CGA designation in 2005. On August 1, 2009 Karen was admitted to partnership. As managing partner Karen has over twenty years of accounting experience and assists clients in various industries with their taxation and accounting needs. Her preferred areas of practice are business advisory services, tax and related services to small and mid-sized owner managed businesses.

 

Sarah Lawson, CPA, CGA

PARTNER
  • Phone: 604-990-7409
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Sarah joined Lawson & Coleman in 2007 after completing her BBA and Advanced Diploma in Accounting at Capilano University. She received her CGA designation in May 2010.  After 14 years with Lawson & Coleman, Sarah became a partner on January 1, 2021.

Sarah has two active children at home so spends most of her 'spare' time shuttling kids to the hockey rink or baseball field.  She is one of the original members of North Vancouver's MomChoir and also enjoys skiing, softball, and hiking with the family dog.

Sharon Henshaw, CPA, CA

PARTNER, Tax Specialist
  • Phone: 604-990-7419
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Sharon re-joined Lawson & Coleman in 2020 after working at a downtown firm for 8 years.  She brings over 25 years of tax experience, primarily focusing on tax planning and compliance services for owner-managed private businesses, individuals, estates and trusts.  Sharon is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation and has completed all 3 levels of the CICA In-Depth Tax Program.

Sharon became a partner on January 1, 2021.

Alynn Meginbir, CPA

Manager
  • Phone: 604-990-7402
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Alynn attended the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University and obtained her Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and Graduate Diploma in Accounting. Alynn received her CPA designation in 2021. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball and spending time outdoors with her friends and family. Alynn eats sushi at least once a week and always starts her morning with a coffee.

Liz Chase, CPA, CGA

Manager
  • Phone: 604-990-7412
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Liz joined Lawson & Coleman in September 2022 with over 15 years experience in public practice.  She graduated from Capilano University in 2005 with her BBA and received her CGA designation in May 2010.

In her spare time, Liz can be found at the softball park with a scorebook in her hand, exploring beautiful BC or jetting off to foreign lands.

Wendy Enns, CPA, CA

Senior Tax Manager
  • Phone: 604-990-7400
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Wendy joined Lawson & Coleman in July 2023 and obtained her CA designation in June 2011.  She has over 15 years of experience assisting clients with their tax and estate planning needs.  She is currently enrolled in the Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) diploma program offered by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).  She is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, Fraser Valley CPA Association, and the Fraser Valley Tax Technical Group. In her free time, she enjoys travelling and discovering new restaurants.

Yonglan Spissinger, CPA, CGA

Senior Accountant
  • Phone: 604-990-7408
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Yonglan Spissinger joined Lawson & Coleman in 2006 and earned her CGA designation in May 2009. Prior to joining the company Yonglan attended Capilano University where she obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration degree with specialization in Accounting and Finance.

 

Vani Prakash, CPA

Senior Accountant
  • Phone: 604-990-7417
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Vani Prakash joined Lawson & Coleman in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Auditing. She has successfully received a Diploma in Accounting from BCIT and earned her CPA designation in 2022.  She prepares compilation engagements, reviews as well as personal and corporate tax returns.

Maryam Javadinia

Accountant
  • Phone: 604-990-7414
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Maryam joined Lawson & Coleman in 2016. She is a candidate in the CPA Professional Education Program. She prepares reviews, compilation engagements, as well as personal and corporate tax returns.

Hani Ghomshei

Accountant
  • Phone: 604-990-7403
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Miwa Yanagidani

Accountant
  • Phone: 604-990-7413
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Miwa joined Lawson & Coleman in 2022 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. She is a candidate in the CPA Professional Education Program. She prepares compilation engagements, reviews as well as personal and corporate tax returns. 

Samira Hashemi

Accountant
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In July 2023, Samira became a part of the Lawson & Coleman team, bringing with her experience in both public practice and industry. She earned her masters degree in accounting in 2015 and is currently on her journey as a CPA candidate.

Beyond her professional life, Samira prioritizes spending time with her son. She also finds joy in activities such as playing tennis, hiking and watching movies.

Suruchi Kashyap

Accountant
  • Phone: 604-990-7416
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Suruchi Kashyap joined Lawson and Coleman in 2023. She is currently pursuing  her US CPA designation from AICPA and an MBA from the University of Canada West. Currently, she prepares compilation and tax engagements, bookkeeping, and payroll. Before joining Lawson & Coleman, she worked as an Internal Auditor and Statutory Auditor for more than 3 years in the manufacturing, chemical, hospital, and hospitality industries in India and Singapore.

Jo-Ann Kellough

Administrative Genius
  • Phone: 604-990-7405
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Jo-Ann Kellough is the Office Administrator with Lawson & Coleman.  She joined the company in February 2003. Prior to joining the company Jo-Ann was a travel consultant.  Jo-Ann is the first person you will meet upon entering our firm.  You will recognize her by her beautiful smile, her style, class, and charm.  We could not run our firm without her.

 

Pam Empey

Administrator
  • Phone: 604-990-7410
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Jessica Le Mostafavi

Bookkeeper
  • Phone: 604-990-7407
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Setsuko Miyazawa

Bookkeeper
  • Phone: 604-990-7401
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Brylie Zavislak

Bookkeeper
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Brylie joined Lawson & Coleman in 2021 and she earned her Accounting Assistant Certificate from Capilano University in 2020. She is currently working part-time while pursuing a joint degree in Criminology and Psychology at Simon Fraser University. 

Eliza Barrientos

Bookkeeper
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