Meet Your Colleagues
A’Lana Rains, CPA, CMA Associate Principal
As an associate principal of the firm’s client services group, A’Lana Rains works primarily with owner-managed business clients with a focus on lawyers, doctors and dentists. Dedicated and driven, A’Lana Rains devotes all her efforts to ensuring her clients achieve success. She uses her creativity and problem solving abilities to help her clients secure their financial well-being and future plans.
A’Lana is extremely active in the community through Rotary, the Women’s Leadership Network, on the board of directors of the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation and of the Kelowna Apple Triathlon Society. Outside the office or the boardroom, you’ll find A’Lana training for her next marathon, sprint triathlon or golfing 18 holes.
Bill Gill, CPA, CA, BBA Partner
Bill makes genuine efforts to get to know his clients so that he can offer personalized service reflective of his clients’ goals and objectives. By getting to know the people behind the business, Bill is able to offer tailored advice on both corporate and personal matters. Bill has over 17 years of experience working with owner-managed businesses in a wide range of industries.
Bill’s ambition to help his clients prosper also applies to his staff. Always ready to roll up his sleeves and get involved, Bill is heavily involved in all aspects of student recruitment. A true mentor and communicator, Bill is known throughout the firm for providing top-notch attention to clients and staff.
Gillian Lee, CA, CFP Partner
Gillian Lee assists clients in many areas including audit, accounting, personal and corporate tax. She has worked with clients of all sizes from large and complex to small owner-managed businesses across the NWT and Nunavut. Helping solve clients’ problems is Gillian’s primary motivation as she thrives on the variety and challenge that new one brings. Her strength in every client relationship is her ability to demonstrate that she understands and relates to the issues they are facing.
Gillian sits on the board of the Great Slave Yacht Club, is the Secretary and membership chair of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the NWT/NU and chairs the CPA Transition Education sub-committees.
Nathan MacDonald, CA Manager
In 2007, Nathan graduated from the Royal Roads University with a BComm in Entrepreneurial Management. Wanting additional exposure in the numerous functions of the profession, he joined Crowe MacKay LLP in February 2011 after passing the Uniform Final Evaluation (UFE) in 2010, earning his CA designation in June 2011. Nathan is currently pursuing his Executive MBA for The Business of Hockey with Athabasca University.
Nathan is involved in all areas of public practice, including assurance, accounting, and consulting services. Nathan has significant experience providing assurance services to public and private entities in a variety of different industries.
Beyond his role as an assurance and advisory manager in our Calgary office, Nathan is an active member of our firm’s Marketing and Training Committees, and is a committed member of the recruitment team. Nathan believes that “it’s extremely important to recruit and develop talented individuals who not only contribute to our work force, but become part of the Crowe MacKay family”. Nathan’s passion for recruiting stems from the desire to pass on the same opportunity that was given to him at Crowe MacKay, and help foster the next group of young individuals who will grow to be the leaders of the firm in the coming future.
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