Integrity, Commitment, Compassion
At RS Accounting & Tax Services, we are committed to helping our clients achieve their financial goals. By listening to our clients, we provide a unique one-on-one experience. As a team our goal is to deliver high quality service while giving back to the community.
We are a friendly and professional team of 14 women with Reesa Spitman (RS) affectionately known as our Queen Bee! Fun fact: we have shirts made up that read "Queen Bee Workers"! We may be a small team but we're mighty worker bees and have the same capabilities and expertise as the big firms!
Queen Bee Reesa is a respected and expert accountant who began originally in an office based out of Caledonia. When she made the move here to Cayuga, most of her clients followed! She is a trusted and valuable professional who is recognized for her compassion, extraordinary level of care and attention to detail. Over her years in the accounting profession she has enjoyed completing tax work for generations of many different families and assisted many small businesses that continue to be successful and thriving.
We Must Also Introduce You to Riley!
As the one and only male office member, Riley is our beloved and furry 'Office King'.
Riley was a stray who showed up at Reesa’s house badly in need of emergency Vet care. After she had him looked after and it was clear he needed a forever home, it was put towards the staff the idea of having an office cat... How could we resist?
Our Office King is now living his best life and the office is his home 24/7. During the day, he seems to sense when someone needs a little stress relief and will plant himself in the middle of their work for some brief intermittent cuddle time! He enjoys when the office gets busy and often runs out to greet our clients. Whenever Reesa calls a staff meeting, you can count on Riley to be there too, at the centre of attention, after-all he IS part of our team!
February 2022, had our office welcome Michelle Gingrich, CPA, CA to the team.
Michelle comes to RS Accounting & Tax Services with over 12 years of experience in public accounting at a large multinational, professional services accounting firm. Michelle’s experience includes providing assurance, tax and advisory services to her clients. She has served various types of clients during her tenure, including not-for-profit organizations, small enterprise businesses, large international companies and publicly listed companies. Michelle remains abreast of all accounting and taxation changes, which she then disseminates to her clients for real-time and timely communication.
Michelle has earned an outstanding reputation for her focus on client service excellence and for consistently going above and beyond the expectation to ensure the needs and concerns of her clients are met to satisfaction in a timely manner. She prides herself on being a sounding-board for her clients and is passionate about discussing any accounting and taxation issues and providing advice regarding the implementation of new accounting standards, or changes to existing standards. Michelle’s constant focus on these topics and desire to work alongside her clients is evident in all her client engagements.
Michelle has also provided advisory services to various clients through facilitating workshops which review clients’ financial and operational processes. Michelle executes the process reviews with a focus on identifying and eliminating inefficiency in core financial reporting and operating processes. Her experience allows her to bring a unique point of view to her client engagements.
Michelle graduated from McMaster University in 2009 with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce, summe cum laude, and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and Canada since 2013. Michelle is a lifelong resident of Haldimand County and currently resides in Hagersville with her husband, Matt, her daughter, Anna, and her two dogs Mikka and Zeus. Michelle is also a member of the Finance Committee for the Hamilton Burlington SPCA.
Michelle is looking forward to providing her clients at RS Accounting & Tax Services with continued exceptional service and helping them achieve their personal and business-related aspirations.
In Our Community
All of us at RS Accounting & Tax Services like to be thought of as an extension of your business, a part of your team. But did you know we are part of your community too?!
We are heavily involved around town and our staff enjoy volunteering throughout the year. Reesa is past president of the Cayuga Chamber of Commerce and remains on the Executive committee along with 2 other staff members. You can find our staff lending a helping hand at Cayuga Clean Up and Light Up Night. We have established a community outreach fund that we are proud to attend to throughout the year. October sees us fundraising for Breast Cancer awareness. At Christmas we donate to the toy drive, food bank and the last 2 years have adopted a local family and bought gifts for Christmas day.
The office isn't always about business. We enjoy coming together to assist the community we are based in. This is what gives us our 'small firm personality'!