CATAPULT IS YOUR GROWTH ORIENTED CFO
CFO . ACCOUNTING . TAX
Catapult is a professional services firm focused on delivering Chief Financial Officer and Accounting services to high-growth private and public companies.
Our vision is to become a key financial and strategic advisor in the advancement of the businesses we work with.
WHO WE ARE
OUR PROMISE TO YOU
We are a CFO professional services firm with a passion for driving sustainable growth in the clients we serve. We’ve had the privilege to work with some of the most exciting businesses in Vancouver and have established a reputation for consistently being able to execute on growth.
CATAPULT IS YOUR GROWTH ORIENTED CFO
OUR PROVEN ENGAGEMENT MODEL
We provide a tailored engagement model depending on the need, size and the growth stage of the client company.
- Formulate and execute comprehensive growth strategies to create and sustained value
- Realign operating model to reach strategic objectives
- Implement budgeting and forecasting processes to support and monitor strategy execution
- Develop and execute international expansion strategies
- Formulate and execute on capital raising strategies
- Liaise with lenders and investors
- Prepare and present investor presentations
- M&A transaction advisory services
- Financial modelling and due diligence services to support corporate transactions
- Prepare quarterly and annual financial statements and accompanying MD&A’s
- Prepare monthly management reports highlighting KPI’s and financial performance
- Liaise with external auditors and tax specialists
- Ensure clients comply with all regulatory and reporting requirements (TSX, TSX-V, NYSE, BCSC, IIROC)
- Customized and scalable full cycle accounting packages
- Manage payroll transactions and employee benefit plans
- Prepare GST/HST returns
- Prepare and present business insights including project, managerial, and operating reporting
EXPERTISE IN GROWTH
CLIENTS WE WORK WITH
We offer our clients a full spectrum of accounting, tax, capital raising and strategic planning services across sectors. Through our tailored integrated approach, we help privately-owned and public companies manage risk, minimize tax and strategically plan for continued growth and success.
MEET THE MINDS BEHIND THE WORK
The Catapult Team is committed to developing solid business relationships with its clients to ensure that individual and company needs are understood and met.
We work on the frontlines with clients to understand their needs and deliver customized solutions to achieve success. Our experienced team of highly skilled professionals are geared to meet the challenges of high-growth businesses.
Jason Tong, CPA, CA, CFAamplus
FOUNDER AND CEO
Jason Tong has over a decade of experience providing accounting, tax, capital raising, systems implementation, and CFO services to private and public companies in the technology, professional services, manufacturing, consumer goods, finance, not-for-profit, and mining sectors. Previously, Jason was the CFO of Pathway Capital Ltd, a venture capital firm with a portfolio of early stage ventures with market capitalization ranging from $5M to $100M. Jason articled at Deloitte & Touche LLP in Vancouver where he provided assurance and tax services. Jason is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder (CFA).
Derek Sobel, CPA, CAamplus
Derek Sobel has a decade of experience in financial reporting, corporate modelling and financial audits working with public and private companies in the software, mining, construction, not-for-profit, tourism, and service industries. Previous to joining Catapult, Derek worked at a fast-growing software company as the corporate controller where he oversaw all finance and accounting aspects of the company. Before entering the technology sector, Derek worked in public practice in Calgary, where he provided full scale assurance and tax services. Derek is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA).
Director of People and Culture
Lynda has over 10 years of professional experience in Human Resources including strategic planning, leadership development, change management, culture alignment, full-cycle recruitment, employee retention and engagement, conflict resolution and HR program development. Prior to joining Catapult, Lynda planned and executed all people-related practices and policies at a start-up telecom. She then worked with senior leaders and their teams at a Leadership Development firm ensuring engagement and building leadership capacity. Lynda holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Human Resources Management Certificate.
Sam Makovnyk, CPAamplus
Sam Makovnyk has over five years of experience in financial reporting, financial audits and tax working with public and private companies in the retail, insurance, shipping, not-for-profit, hotel and service industries. Previous to joining Catapult, Sam worked at KPMG LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in both their assurance & tax practice where he led audit engagements as a Senior Auditor. Sam is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).
Lynn Yang, CPA, CGAamplus
Lynn Yang has over 10 years of professional accounting experience in financial reporting, business insights and corporate budgeting. Previous to joining Catapult, Lynn led multiple accounting functions at highly entrepreneurial companies. Lynn enjoys tackling complex business problems and prides herself in being able to streamline and optimize accounting management processes. Lynn is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA)
Daniela Aziz, CPA, MBA, MAamplus
Daniela has over 10 years experience in financial accounting, corporate and business advisory services working with public and private companies in the manufacturing, retail, hospitality and service industries. Previous to joining Catapult she worked on projects with Best Buy Canada and Century Group, being involved in streamlining accounting processes and procedures, internal controls and reporting. Daniela trained with Deloitte & Touche LLP in US and Romania, where she provided assurance and consulting services. Daniela holds Masters Degrees in Business and Economics and a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) designation.
Connor has over 7 years of professional accounting and corporate banking experience. Previous to joining Catapult, Connor worked at a fast-growing software company as the intermediate accountant where he completed the majority of the finance and accounting aspects of the company. Before entering the technology sector, Connor worked in the banking industry, primarily focusing on commercial lending. Connor holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and is working towards his CPA professional designation.
Sam has over 10 years of accounting experience in financial reporting, bookkeeping, and tax preparation. Previous to joining Catapult, Sam worked at a fast-growing satellite communications company and oversaw all accounting functions. Sam enjoys developing new approaches and methods to improve efficiencies and optimize accounting processes. Sam is currently working towards his CPA professional designation.
Raymond has over 5 years of experience in accounting, financial analysis, and corporate budgeting. Prior to joining Catapult, Raymond worked at a Fortune 500 company in the consumer-packaged goods (CPG) industry as a financial analyst. Before entering the CPG sector, Raymond worked as an accountant at an event management company creating the budget and forecast of some of Western Canada’s largest live music entertainment events. Raymond holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and is currently working towards his CPA professional designation.
Gina Camacho has over 7 years of professional accounting experience in technology and tourism companies. Previous to joining Catapult, Gina worked at a fast-growing tourism company as the accountant where she completed the majority of the finance and accounting aspects of the company. Gina holds a Degree in Tourism Administration, an Accounting and Payroll Diploma, and she is fluent in Spanish.
Carol has over a decade of experience in operations management, logistics and process improvement. Previous to joining Catapult, Carol led operations and logistics teams at several large telecommunication companies. Carol is Six Sigma Green Belt Certified and her process improvement initiatives had significantly contributed to improved efficiencies and profitability at the companies she worked for. Carol holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce.
Brandon Ng Monamplus
Brandon has two years of accounting experience primarily in accounts payable and general bookkeeping duties. Previous to joining Catapult, Brandon has worked in both government and industry environments. Brandon holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics and is currently working towards completion of the Diploma in Accounting program. Once completed, he plans to pursue the CPA designation.