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About Us

Who We Are

Since 1978, Empire CPA (formerly EPR Maple Ridge Langley CPA) has been providing clients with a full range of Audit & Assurance, Accounting, Advisory, and Tax services. Whether you need help with your personal or corporate tax returns, financial statement preparation, bookkeeping, estate and trust matters, or dealing with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), we are here to assist you every step of the way.

With six partners, three convenient locations, and 50+ staff, we offer exceptional customer service and the ability to meet all of your assurance, accounting, advisory and tax needs.

Our Mission

To be a trusted advisor to our clients, providing strategic solutions that will build their business and give them peace of mind.

Our Vision

To be recognized for our quality service as a leading independent accounting and advisory firm with an emphasis on community involvement in the markets we serve. 

Our Values

Our greatest strength is our team. Our firm is built around providing our clients with quality service from professionals they can trust.

Our Approach

We take a proactive approach when it comes to addressing our clients’ needs. We take the time to learn about our client’s business and industry to identify key tax-saving opportunities to help minimize their tax obligation.

AGN International Affiliation

Our firm is a Member of AGN International, a global association of separate and independent accounting and advisory businesses.

The mission of AGN is to enable its members to support businesses and individuals with high standards, straight forward & practical business advice and local commercial know-how, wherever the need arises worldwide. Our AGN membership gives our clients access to practical business advice globally, within a structure of trusted relationships that is designed to deliver high standards at an affordable cost; an antidote to the complexity and cost of some global providers.

As members of AGN, our mission depends on our clients being able to count on great service, wherever in the world their needs arise. Being ‘connected’ is critical to supporting clients’ international needs.

The diverse nature of the size, specialties and depth of local knowledge means that AGN members are a solution to the corporate greyness sometimes associated with the accounting profession. We aim to be commercial, pragmatic and genuine. We are relationship-focused, wise and reflective, but young and energetic in outlook. Members of AGN are trusted professionals that you actually want to do business with!

AGN International Ltd (and its regional affiliates; together “AGN”) is a not-for-profit worldwide membership association of separate and independent accounting and advisory businesses. AGN does not provide services to the clients of its Members, which are provided by Members alone. AGN and its Members are not in partnership together, they are neither agents of nor obligate one another, and they are not responsible or liable for each other’s services, actions or inactions.

Meet Our Partners

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Patrick Smith, CPA, CGA

Partner

Paul Walker, FCPA, FCGA

Partner

Kathi Halpin, CPA, CGA

Partner

Christine Kiss, CPA, CGA

Partner

John Thomson, CPA, CGA

Partner

Jeffrey Cawker, CPA, CGA

Partner

Navi Antil, CPA, CGA

Partner

Darryl Morris, CPA

Partner

Social Responsibility

Community Involvement​

Giving back to the communities we serve plays a large role in the culture at Empire CPA.

Our team is encouraged to volunteer within their community, both individually and through firm-supported programs. We are proud of the various ways our team gives back.

Diversity and Inclusion

Growing our team with people from a wide range of backgrounds has enabled our firm to become much stronger. As an equal opportunity employer, we pride ourselves on being a firm fit for everyone.

Having been in business for over 45 years, we’ve come to realize that the different ideas and ways of thinking our team contribute is an invaluable asset.