Principal, US & Canadian Tax
Vivienne is interested in people, and loves meeting new clients. Her favourite part of tax preparation is getting to know her clients and working with them to achieve the most effective tax solutions.
She grew up in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, and has a degree in Accounting and Economics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. After graduating she worked as an economist for Anglo American Corporation in Johannesburg, before moving to the economics department of a large banking institution. After moving to Canada in 1993 she pursued her career in personal tax compliance. In 2006 Vivienne qualified as an Enrolled Agent, allowing her to represent taxpayers before the IRS.
Vivienne has diversified experience in cross border tax, having lived in both Vancouver and Seattle and having worked for large and small accounting firms in both cities. Her last position before moving to SKL in 2011 was with the downtown Vancouver office of PricewaterhouseCoopers. She moved to SKL so that she could work more closely with her clients and enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere of a small office.
Her interests, when not doing taxes, include travelling, choral singing, and doing needlepoint. Many of her needlepoint creations hang on the walls of her home in North Vancouver, as well as her SKL office.