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Lawson & Coleman - Chartered Professional Accountants

  • 300 - 111 Lonsdale Avenue
  • North Vancouver, BC V7M 2E7
  • Main Number: 604-984-3535
  • Fax: 604-210-9560
  • Hours of Operation:
  • Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
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Bill Lawson, CPA, CGA

Founding Partner
  • Phone: 604-990-7400
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J.W. (Bill) Lawson is the founder of Lawson & Coleman and obtained his Certified General Accountants designation in 1981. Bill articled with a medium sized accounting firm for three years, switched over to industry for three years then decided that having his own accounting was his passion. He started an accounting partnership in Vancouver B.C. in 1985 and then moved his practise to North Vancouver B.C. in 1990. Bill has extensive experience in dealing with owner operator companies, personal financial planning and has volunteered his time to many not-for-profit organizations.


Karen Coleman, CPA, CGA

Managing 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 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

  • 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.


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

  • Phone: 604-990-7410
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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

  • 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 is currently a candidate in the CPA Professional Education Program. She prepares compilation engagements, reviews as well as personal and corporate tax returns.

Maryam Javadinia

  • 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.

Simmy Dhillon

  • Phone: 604-990-7412
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Simmy Dhillon joined Lawson & Coleman in 2015 after earning an Honours in Bachelors in Commerce with specialization in Accounting & Finance in 2014 and Certificate in Bookkeeping from Ashton College. She is a candidate in the CPA Professional Education Program. She prepares bookkeeping, compilation engagements as well as personal and corporate tax returns.

Jane Zhang

  • Phone: 604-990-7413
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Ruth Cadwallader

  • Phone: 604-990-7416
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Ruth joins Lawson and Coleman as an accounting associate.  She brings over 12 years’ experience primarily in the construction and manufacturing sector with experience in professional service firms.  Ruth has worked in firm sizes ranging from sole proprietors and small business to large corporations.


Mariella Carmona, PCP

  • Phone: 604-990-7403
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Mariella joins Lawson and Coleman as a Bookkeeper in 2016.  She has worked for non-profit organizations as well as small to medium size construction companies. She is a certified Canadian Payroll Practitioner. Mariella is working towards earning her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Capilano University. She prepares bookkeeping engagements, as well as personal tax returns.

Gally Flores

  • Phone: 604-990-7411
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Ksenia Anikin

  • Phone: 604-990-7418
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