and business advice
that makes a real difference
and business advice
that makes a real difference
and business advice
that makes a real difference
and business advice
that makes a real difference
At Thiel Greene we provide our clients with focused and personalized accounting and tax services because we care about our clients’ success. As a locally-owned and managed firm, we know the importance of advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients’ needs combined with the latest developments in tax and accounting.
Thiel Greene Chartered Professional Accountants, is a full-service mid-size Chartered Professional Accounting firm serving clients from our Moncton office. We were formed in November 2016, as a result of the merger of two longstanding successful local practices – Close and Thiel Chartered Professional Accountants and Bruce Wood & Co. Chartered Professional Accountants. We offer tax and accounting services to a wide range of clients including private corporations, farms, not-for-profit organizations, registered charitable organizations, trusts, and individuals.
Our expertise and experience allow us to deliver professional advice backed up by a range of specific services and deliverables that help meet your taxation and financial reporting requirements. We can help you with a range of issues; from payroll calculations and bookkeeping; to financial statement audits; and corporate reorganizations. We believe in actively communicating with our clients throughout the year, as well as during the annual preparation of financial statements and tax returns.
Our approach allows us to:
At Thiel Greene, we’re committed to an ongoing and formal program of continuous professional development to develop and enhance the expertise of every member of our team. This commitment, vital in today’s rapidly changing world, ensures our ongoing provision of up-to-date professional accounting services.
At Thiel Greene, we understand small business because we are a small business. If you’re unsure about whether to buy or lease; whether the time is right to expand; the pros and cons of switching suppliers; how to handle an insurance claim; how to buy out a fellow shareholder; or many other financial issues, we can give you experienced advice because we have been through it ourselves with our own business.
We don’t just bring answers based on textbooks and theory – we bring real-life practical advice that we have learned (sometimes the hard way!) in the course of operating our own successful business!
Experienced and personalized accounting and tax services
We offer personalized tax and accounting services, turning our years of expertise and experience into insights and strategies that give our clients a real competitive advantage.
Our varied expertise and experience allow us to design and deliver professional advice backed by a range of specific services and deliverables that help you meet your taxation and financial reporting requirements. From payroll calculations and bookkeeping to financial statement audits and corporate reorganizations, Thiel Greene can help your business succeed.
Thiel Greene strives to be a good corporate citizen. We support charities and foundations with financial contributions and volunteer support. Several of our team serve on numerous not-for-profit boards and we are active in our profession with the
Chartered Professional Accountants of New Brunswick.
At Thiel Greene, you and your business will have access to an experienced team of partners, managers, and staff accountants working together to give you a broad range of personalized service in all practice areas.
We are committed to an ongoing and formal program of continuous professional development to develop and enhance the expertise of every member of the Thiel Greene team. This commitment ensures our ongoing provision of exceptional and up-to-date professional accounting services.
Michael grew up in Trail, British Columbia, lived and worked in Lethbridge, Alberta for 12 years, and finally made his way to Moncton, New Brunswick in 2011.
A general practitioner, Michael serves small- and medium-size owner-managed businesses across a variety of industries, assisting them with accounting, tax and general business advice. One of Michael’s areas of focus is the agricultural community where he understands the unique circumstances of clients in the agricultural industry. Michael currently serves as a board member for Moncton Headstart.
A native of New Richmond, Québec, Sean has been living in Dieppe, New Brunswick since 2000.
A general practitioner who serves small- and medium-size owner managed businesses across a variety of industries, as well as not-for-profit organizations and registered charities, assisting them with accounting, tax and general business advice. In addition to client responsibilities, Sean has served as a practice inspector for CPA New Brunswick and is a frequent presenter on topics involving accounting and assurance at professional development seminars. Sean also serves as a volunteer board member, lending his expertise to various organizations, and currently serves as President of the Moncton Rotary Club, in addition to being a past president of Baseball Dieppe and board member of 3 Plus Economic Development Corporation.
Fluent in English and French, Sean resides in Dieppe with his wife and three sons. In his spare time, he is usually found at local rinks and ball fields, serving as coach, manager and number one fan for his boys’ teams.
Andrew has nearly 20 years of experience delivering client solutions to small to medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations.
Prior to joining Thiel Greene, Andrew was a Partner at a mid-sized firm in Saint John offering Assurance, Accounting, Advisory and Taxation services.
He earned his Economics degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and his Certified Public Accountant designation from the State of Vermont.
Andrew has lent his financial expertise, strategic advice and business acumen to numerous boards including the Saint John Airport and New Brunswick Forest Products Commission.
He continues to be actively involved in his current role of Chair of the Saint John Shared Risk Pension Plan.
In his spare time, he and his spouse, Cindy, enjoying traveling abroad and their food wine pairing adventures. You may also find him spoiling furry friends as Cindy is the owner operator of a franchised pet store in Riverview.
A resident of Moncton, Bruce has been a practicing accountant for 45 years. He has been a Professional Chartered Accountant since 1975 and was a partner in KPMG from 1985 to 1995 when he founded Bruce Wood & Co. He provides business, accounting and tax advice to his diverse client base of owner managed businesses, professionals, not-for-profit organizations and registered charities. In light of his career accomplishments, he was elected as Fellow Chartered Accountant in 2006.
Bruce is the proud father of four adult children, and currently resides in his childhood home on the shores of Jones Lake. He and his wife enjoy travelling to visit their children, and in his spare time, Bruce is actively involved in the community as a long-time member of the Moncton Rotary Club, and current board member of Youth Impact.
The founder of the Close & Thiel, David officially retired in July of 2017 following a long and successful career. He still drops into the office regularly to say hello and share his wisdom and advice with the rest of the team!
A native of Dartmouth NS and a graduate of UPEI in 2000 where she holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Meghan spent the majority of her career working with a national Big 4 firm in Moncton, obtaining her CA designation in 2003 and going on to study tax and complete the CICA In-Depth Tax Program in 2006. Meghan has extensive experience in corporate and personal tax planning including structuring business operations to minimize taxes, compensation planning, reorganization of companies to maximize tax benefits, estate planning, development of optimal structures for new ventures and tax planning of acquisitions and sale of businesses.
As a devoted advocate of tax education, Meghan is a frequent presenter with CPA NB and facilitates the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Courses. She was the 2018 recipient of the Jeff Jutzi Memorial Award given out by CPA Canada in recognition of outstanding leadership, engagement and dedication to the In-Depth Tax Program.
Meghan and her family reside in Dieppe NB and are very involved in their community. Meghan is currently the Treasurer for Moncton Headstart and the Treasurer for Habitat for Humanity Moncton. She was the Treasurer for Laubach Literacy NB (2001-2011) and was an advisor on the Board of GroYourBiz Moncton (2013-2017).
Meghan has a passion for helping others and is a strong advocate for promoting positive mental health.
Zawadi is originally from Zimbabwe and moved to Moncton in 2022 to join Thiel Greene. He has 8 years of experience providing a diverse range of services to businesses of every size. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce(Co-op)(Hons.) from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2019. Prior to joining Thiel Green, Zawadi worked with a national Big 4 Firm in St. Johns Newfoundland where he completed the CPA PEP program and provided assurance services to clients in different industries including construction, fishery, retail stores, logistics and vehicle dealerships. He also has experience with tax administration from working with the Canada Revenue Agency, in addition to his industry experience from his time with a strategic leadership and community investment company in Newfoundland and Labrador.
He is committed to providing excellent service and bringing new solutions to his clients and enjoys serving the community. In his spare time Zawadi enjoys coaching Rugby, Track and Field for which he was named an Academic All-Canadian in 2019. He also enjoys running, weightlifting and Jiu Jitsu.
Cindy is the oldest of four girls and was born in Sept-Iles, Québec to a military family and had the opportunity to live in various places including Québec, PEI, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Alberta, Cyprus and France. She graduated from high school at an American school in Nicosia, Cyprus, where class trips included visits to Italy and Greece. She was the first female to graduate from that school to achieve the top athlete of the year award. Cindy went on to complete grade 13 in France.
While Cindy will tell her you that her weakest subject in school was math she now enjoys working with numbers and problem solving. She started her professional career as a front desk clerk in 1995 after settling down in Moncton permanently. While there she really enjoyed working with people and in 2002 made the switch to an accounting role for a private family business. There she honed her skills in bookkeeping, reconciling accounts and making raw data meaningful such that the owners could make business decisions. In 2008 she took the opportunity to work with Dave Close (eventually Close & Thiel) in a small sole practitioner office that was growing. She joined Thiel Greene upon the merger of Bruce Wood & Co with Close & Thiel.
She currently has a close working relationship with her clients where they rely on her expertise to provide accounting assistance, which is her favourite part of her job. Clients tell us she is always patient and very helpful. She provides bookkeeping services and prepares year end files including notice to reader, corporate and personal tax returns, HST returns and is an expert in Sage/Simply accounting.
Cindy is married to Rod (also a military vet) and they have two children. Their son lives in Halifax and their daughter lives in Toronto. She is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and Ladies Auxiliary. She is an avid dart player and is the NB Legion Ladies Provincial Singles and NB Ladies Doubles champ for 2019. She also captains a ladies team that are the B Div. Provincial champs for 2014, 2018 & 2019 and A Div. runners up for 2015.
Norah hails from the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia but moved to Moncton in 1998. She earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Information Management from Mount St. Vincent University in 1995. Norah began her career in Halifax in an Executive Assistant role but quickly realized her passion for accounting and transitioned to an accounting role. In July 2002, while self-employed she connected with Bruce Wood & Co and provided accounting assistance to a variety of joint clients. She joined Thiel Greene upon the merger with Close and Thiel and then became a full time employee in January 2018. Her role at Thiel Greene includes the preparation of notice to reader, review and audit engagements including corporate and personal tax and accounting assistance. Norah excels at taking complex situations and making them easy to understand. She continually exceeds expectations at finding solutions to the issues our clients face.
Norah lives in Riverview and is married, has two children and a dog, Odie. She has been involved with the Rotary Club of Moncton since 2013. In her spare time she likes to read, hike, and spend time with her family. Over the years Norah and her family have enjoyed many family vacations and have visited many spots in Canada and the US. A couple of her favourites were Newfoundland, with the beautiful rugged coastline, and Disney.
Tina is originally from Fredericton but moved to Moncton in 1995. Tina has had an extensive career in accounting beginning in Fredericton in the areas of accounts receivable and job costing but over time expanded her expertise to include accounting assistance, bookkeeping, preparing notice to reader and review engagements, payroll, HST and personal and corporation income tax. She joined Bruce Wood & Co in 1999 and then became a Thiel Greene employee upon the merger with Close & Thiel. She excels at client service. Clients are very comfortable working with her and she always has their best interests at heart. Tina’s favourite part of her day is a visit from a client.
Tina has also been heavily involved in her community for many years by teaching accounting to new immigrants, volunteering at hospitals to read to seniors and at libraries to read to children, being a Girl Guide leader, and teaching seminars on emergency preparedness.
Tina lives in Riverview and is married to her high school sweetheart. Together they have 5 children and 8 grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys scrapbooking, creating art work with vinyl signs and journaling family history.
Christine has been working with Thiel Greene since February 2017. She prepares notice to reader and review engagements, including corporate tax and accounting assistance. Christine specializes in working with our farm clients and helping them navigate the complexities of the farm accounting rules.
Born and raised in Sackville NB, she is a graduate of NSCC with a diploma in accounting. Prior to her accounting career she spent 15 years as a dental hygienist and graduated from Dalhousie University.
Christine and her husband enjoy gardening, hiking and travelling. Her favourite trip was to Hawaii, where they got married. They have two dogs, Walter and Troy, who rule their lives!!
Dianne is born and raised in the Philippines and moved to Canada in June 2015. She joined the firm in May 2017 as an intern and was hired on full time in July 2017. After a year, she decided to advance her career by applying to UNB Saint John and graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Applied Management in accounting. After finishing her degree, she rejoined the firm in December 2020. In the future, she would like to become a CPA. Dianne looks forward to gaining the experience necessary to provide a wide range of services to our clients.
Outside of the office, Dianne is a member of the Dance ministry and Media and Arts ministry of Jesus Is Lord Church. She loves editing and producing visual media and spends her free time learning dance choreography.
Nikola was born and raised in Serbia and moved to Canada in August of 2014. He joined the firm in December of 2021 as a staff accountant. Nikola holds a degree in Business Administration with concentration in Finance from University of New Brunswick. Prior to joining Thiel Greene, Nikola worked as a financial services representative at a major Canadian bank. In the future, he would like to become a CPA.
Outside of work, Nikola is passionate about travelling and discovering new cities and places around the world. He also enjoys hiking, biking and weightlifting.
Aaron was born in Bathurst NB but moved at a young age to Sussex where he grew up. He attended NBCC Saint John campus graduating from the Business Technology with accounting major in 1999. Aaron began his career working for various accounting firms for over six years before deciding to make the move to the industry sector. Aaron and his family moved to Halifax in 2006 where he worked as the controller for a large sheet metal company. In 2014 he decided to move back to NB, relocating to Moncton where he worked for a heat pump company as their office manager/accounting. Aaron brings experience in both the public and private sectors.
Aaron lives in Moncton with his spouse and five children. He has been involved as a coach for basketball and baseball but his one true passion is volleyball where he has been involved in both referring and coaching for the Moncton Chargers Volleyball Club. In his spare time he enjoys golfing and spending time with his family.
Nicole was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario and moved to Moncton in 1998 following high school graduation. She then went to Atlantic Business College and enrolled in the Administrative Course, of which she excelled and had a perfect attendance record, receiving the award of excellence and had the highest overall average of her graduating class.
Her first professional job of her career was with Dave Close beginning in May 2001, which became Close & Thiel and finally Thiel Greene Chartered Professional Accountants. She has been here to watch the firm grow and evolve over the years. She likes the variety in her tasks and that every day is different. She is the “Jill of all trades” and keeps our office running smoothly.
Nicole has been a staple as the first person clients see when entering our office. She has a warm, friendly face and a bubbly personality. She is approachable and has a very good memory, remembering even the littlest of details.
Nicole is a past “Big Sister” with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Moncton where she mentored a young girl for 5 years and still keeps in touch with her today. She and her husband reside in Moncton; and she enjoys spending time with her step-daughter. In her spare time she likes to run, having completed three half marathons, and paint. To relax she revels in long walks on the beach, listening to the waves and collecting beach glass
Stephanie was born and raised in Sackville NB, and moved to Moncton in 2021 after 4 years of living in the Yukon with her family. She joined the firm in June of 2022 as an Administrative Assistant. She admires client interaction, and always goes the extra mile to make the clients’ experience delightful. Prior to joining Thiel Greene, Stephanie worked as a banking advisor for one of the largest national banks.
Stephanie resides in Moncton with her fiancé and son. They have 1 dog, and 2 cats, Cooper, Marvin and Rosie. Outside of the office, Stephanie enjoys reading, trying new foods, and traveling to new places with her family.
Jim has been working with Thiel Greene since March 2019 as a seasonal personal tax specialist, following many years in a similar role with H&R Block. His previous professional career was with RBC Royal Bank starting in 1973 in numerous cities and towns throughout the Maritimes. He held various roles from operations, HR, branch manager, commercial banking and risk management. He officially retired in 2008 after 35 years of service but continued to work on a consulting basis until 2018. Jim enjoys working with clients and has an eye for detail.
Originally from Hazel Hill, Nova Scotia, he is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University where he holds a Bachelor of Business Administration.
In his retirement Jim enjoys golfing, fishing, curling and spending time with his wife, two children and 5 grandchildren.
Makarena joined the Thiel Greene team in 2023 – check back soon for a full bio!
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1273 Main Street, suite 300
Moncton, NB E1C 1H9
PO Box 903
Moncton, NB E1C 8N8
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