Most accountants see numbers. We see people. It is that intense focus on people
that has kept our growing team committed to the original ethos of Clark & Horner:
Expertise and service. That includes personal attention, immediate responses, and
total access to our entire team. Beginning right here.
"I am a people person. I particularly enjoy listening to our clients and identifying
strategies to save income taxes, reduce risk, and ensure that their estate planning
objectives are met. I am fortunate to have gained experience while acting as a personal
business manager for many of our clients."
Graeme Clark and Richard Horner formed Clark & Horner LLP in 1990. Graeme brought
to the partnership his extensive Canadian and U.S. tax experience gained while acting
as a personal business manager for many top NHL athletes. Graeme continues to develop
his foreign tax skills, and is a knowledgable resource in foreign tax matters including
Canadian and U.S. estate planning. His experience in all aspects of the consequences
of employment transfers between Canada and the U.S. is highly valued by his clients.
Graeme’s client base continues to be high net worth individuals in all walks of
Memberships and Charity Work
“‘The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not mov’d with concord of sweet
sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils; The motions of his spirit are
dull as night, And his affections dark as Erebus: Let no such man be trusted.’-
"Despite being tone-deaf, I believe I have earned the trust of my clients.”
Prior to forming Clark & Horner LLP in 1990, Richard had worked since 1977, in the
tax department of an international accounting firm. During that time he specialized
in providing services to individuals transferring between Canada and the U.S. Richard
has contributed to a number of tax publications, including an edition of the CCH
publication, Canada-U.S. Employment Transfers.
Richard provides Canadian and U.S. tax planning advice to executives and professional
athletes. This planning includes structuring of compensation while in Canada, transactions
to undertake prior to a transfer, and minimization of the overall income tax liability.
“I look forward to getting into the office as each day brings exciting challenges.
I enjoy assisting my clients in income tax matters, whether personal or corporate
in nature. I take pride in providing excellent service to my clients”
Avery has been with Clark & Horner LLP since 1996. For the previous nine years he
was in the tax department of a multinational accounting firm.
Avery’s major tax interests lie in providing personal tax advice relating to Canada-U.S.
employment transfers. He has provided tax planning advice to over 75 current and
former NHL players and agents, as well as other athletes.
In addition to having written a weekly newspaper column on contemporary tax issues
and authoring various tax articles, Avery contributed to the fourth edition of the
CCH publication, Canada-U.S. Employment Transfers.
Avery is also experienced in the preparation of Scientific Research and Experimental
“Earning my clients’ respect as their trusted advisor is my ultimate goal. By taking
the time to get to know my clients and their families, I provide a service tailored
to meeting their business and personal financial goals. My greatest strength is
an ability to combine technical expertise with strong people skills.”
Cherie has been with Clark & Horner LLP since 1997 after spending seven years with
one of the big four national accounting firms. Cherie has a very strong foundation
in all aspects of client services including tax for corporations, individuals, and
trusts. Her experience focuses on providing an integrated approach to serving high
net-worth clients and their families, including their owner-managed businesses,
investment holding companies, and family trusts. Cherie offers customized family
office services to a number of these clients. Cherie leads the firm’s practice in
trust and estates. She advises on tax minimization strategies through the use of
“I look at each client as an individual with his/her own set of needs and interests.
By putting the “personal” back into personal tax/advisory, I nurture long term relationships
with my clients who look to me for advice and guidance on tax and non-tax issues.”
Simon joined Clark & Horner LLP in November 2009. Simon has been providing personal
tax advice since 1989 focusing on Canadian and US cross-border matters. His major
tax interests lie in providing personal tax advice relating to Canada-U.S. employment
transfers for senior executives and high net worth individuals.
Memberships and Volunteer Work
“What are your personal, business and financial goals? Let’s work together to ensure
they are met at every stage of your life and your company’s business cycle.”
Annie joined Clark & Horner LLP in January 2011 after gaining over 10 years of experience
in mid-size accounting firms.
Annie’s expertise lies in assurance engagements and business advisory services to
privately held enterprises ranging from start-up ventures to larger international
operations. The breadth of her industry expertise includes manufacturing, distributing,
retail, professional services firms, franchises, automotive and commodities.
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