Irwin & Associates
About Irwin & Associates
Felix A. Irwin
CPA, CAFelix grew up in Medicine Hat, Alberta. He spent many years in the Canadian Forces Reserves, participating in an officer-training program that provided him with some valuable life skills, and also helped to finance his university education. He took his Bachelor of Arts and Science degree, with majors in mathematics and English literature, from the University of Lethbridge in 1993, and later that year moved to Vancouver Island to pursue graduate studies at the University of Victoria. Felix has worked locally in public practice since 1997 and was designated a chartered accountant in 1999. Since 2004 he has operated the practice in Sooke, providing his clients with a wide range of accounting, tax, and assurance-related services. Between 2011 and 2014 Felix was a participant in the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course, which is a three year part-time comprehensive tax program for professional accountants and lawyers who work full-time on income tax matters. Felix is a motorcycle enthusiast and has enjoyed many trips on his Harley Davidson VROD.
CPA, CGAMelanie has been a member of the firm since 2007. She was born and raised in a French household in Winnipeg and did all her schooling in French, including her first year at the Collège Universitaire de St. Boniface where she made the Dean’s Honour List. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree with a major in Accounting in 2000 and obtained her Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation in 2004. Melanie has extensive experience with bookkeeping and has provided client assistance in QuickBooks and Sage 50. She routinely does year-end file preparation for compilations and review engagements, including corporate tax returns. She also prepares personal tax returns, Goods and Services Tax (GST), Provincial Sales Tax (PST), and other regulatory filings. When she’s not working, she and her family enjoy camping on Vancouver Island, cruising the Caribbean and driving around the city in their electric car.
Receptionist and PayrollMeghan is the second eldest of four children. She was born in Sarasota, Florida and spent the first ten years of her life travelling throughout North and South America before finally settling down in British Columbia. Meghan graduated high school with honors in 2006 and was hired on as a roofer’s assistant thereafter. She navigated the construction industry for three years before realizing she was keener on keeping the books than manual labor. Meghan began her career in record keeping as a volunteer for a local law firm, gradually moving on to assist in the expansion of a wide scale cleaning company through organizations such as BNI (Business Network International). This provided the training and experience that ultimately led to her position in 2012 with Irwin & Associates. During her spare time, Meghan volunteers at her local church assisting in various non-profit functions and is an active member of the parental advisory council at her daughter’s school.
William D. Jamieson
CPA, CA (Retired)
A native of Burnaby, Bill graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Music Performance degree. After a brief career as a symphony musician, Bill went back to school to pursue an accounting career. Bill articled with the Vancouver office of Dunwoody & Company (now BDO), obtaining his Chartered Accountant designation in 1983. After several years in public practice and industry, Bill acquired an accounting practice in Langford in 1996, which eventually became Jamieson Irwin & Associates in 2007. Bill retired from public practice in 2017 and now works as a part-time CFO for a local manufacturing company. Bill has been active in the music and arts community over the years, and recently founded the Ancient Music Society of Victoria. Bill is married and has a daughter who is currently pursuing studies in Early Vocal Performance at the University of Victoria.