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Partners

Gordon A. Welton, CPA, CA Partner

Gordon graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1985 with a Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours Co-operative Program) degree. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (1986). He was admitted as a partner in 1987.

Gordon is a Licensed Public Accountant in the province of Ontario, a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits, and a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation. He has completed the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax and Corporate Reorganization Courses.

James W. Winter, CPA, CA Partner

James graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1982 with a Bachelor of Mathematics (General Co-operative Program) degree and joined the firm that year. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (1990) and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta (1993). He was admitted as a partner in 1991.

James is a Licensed Public Accountant in the province of Ontario.

Derek A. Leighton, CPA, CA Partner

Derek graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1993 with a Bachelor of Mathematics (Joint Honours Chartered Accountancy Option / Computer Science - Co-operative Program) degree. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (1994). He was admitted as a partner in 2010.

Derek is a Licensed Public Accountant in the province of Ontario, a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits, and has completed the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course.

Jason K. S. Liau, CPA, CA Partner

Jason graduated with High Distinction from the University of Toronto in 2001 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (2003). He was admitted as a partner in 2014.

Jason is a Licensed Public Accountant in the province of Ontario and has completed the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course.

Christopher A. Wetzel, CPA, CA Partner

Chris graduated from the University of Toronto in 2000 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (2004). He was admitted as a partner in 2014.

Chris is a Licensed Public Accountant in the province of Ontario and has completed the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course.

Ryan D. L. Meggeson, CPA, CA Partner

Ryan graduated with High Distinction from the University of Toronto in 2011 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (2014). He was admitted as a partner in 2022.

Ryan was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for satisfying the requirements of the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Program, where he was a member of one of 22 groups across Canada that received a final grade of Exceeds Expectations on their Year 3 Project. 

Professional Staff

Brittany-Leighe R. Elsner, CPA, CA Professional Staff

Brittany graduated from McMaster University in 2012 with an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences degree and from York University's Schulich School of Business in 2014 with a Master of Accounting degree. She is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (2016).

Brittany was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for satisfying the requirements of the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Program, where she was a member of one of 22 groups across Canada that received a final grade of Exceeds Expectations on their Year 3 Project.

Clara Cheung, CPA Professional Staff

Clara graduated from Seneca College in 2018 with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree and from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management in 2018 with a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting. She is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (2022).

Managers

Zoe Zhang Manager

Zoe graduated with Distinction from the University of Toronto in 2019 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and in 2020 with a Master of Management and Professional Accounting degree.

Zoe successfully completed the CPA Canada Common Final Examination in 2020 and is working to fulfill her practical experience requirement to obtain her Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

Florence Chan Manager

Florence graduated on the Dean’s List from York University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Commerce: Honours in Accounting degree and from York University’s Schulich School of Business in 2021 with a Master of Accounting degree.

Florence is working to fulfill her requirements to obtain her Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

Administration

Oksana Kozlova Administration

Oksana graduated with honours from Poltava Cooperative Technical College (Ukraine) in 2015 with a Junior Specialist in Finances and Loans Program Diploma and with honours from Seneca College in 2018 with a Law Clerk Diploma.

Our History

The firm was founded in 1953 by Harold M. Chapman.  For over 65 years Chapman Welton LLP has provided high-quality, value-for-money service to a multitude of clientele across a wide variety of industries.

Retired Partners

Harold M. Chapman, CPA, CA Founder

Mr. Chapman was admitted as a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (1952) and was elected a Life Member in 1998. Mr. Chapman was a partner of Chapman Welton LLP from its inception to retirement in 2005.

Paul A. Matten, CPA, CA

Mr. Matten was admitted as a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (1976) and was a partner of Chapman Welton LLP from 1982 to retirement in 2009.