Our Partners

Our Partners

  • Ed Scheck FCPA, FCA, BSBA - Partner at Hogg, Shain & Scheck

    Ed Scheck


    Ed is a graduate of Ryerson University and the University of Akron. In 1974, he received his CA designation and in 2006 he became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. Ed focuses on providing advice on business operations, financing, profitability, strategic planning, and taxation to entrepreneurial businesses and nonprofit organizations. Ed has particular expertise helping businesses that are ready to expand or that are experiencing difficulties.

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  • Chris Munn, CPA, CA, BBA - Partner at Hogg, Shain & Scheck

    Chris Munn

    CPA, CA, BBA

    Chris is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, receiving his CA designation in 1990. He focuses on providing advice to owner-managed businesses in the areas of tax, estate planning and international issues. Chris is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and Canadian Tax Foundation. He has completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax course, and continually builds on his strong knowledge base by attending topical courses.

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  • Vivian D. Bright

    Vivian D. Bright

    CPA, CA, FCA (England & Wales)

    Viv works primarily with owner-managed businesses and not-for-profit entities in the completion of assurance engagements. He also provides advice on compliance issues. Viv has extensive experience with all aspects of information technology and can assist in choosing and implementing both hardware and software systems.

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  • Sam Marinucci

    Sam Marinucci

    CPA, CA, MBA

    Sam is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where he obtained his BA degree in Mathematics and Economics in 1975 and then earned an MBA degree in 1977. He received his CA designation in 1979.

    Sam’s professional experience includes senior positions in audit and accounting at Price Waterhouse, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and Suncor Energy, before establishing the firm of Marinucci & Company, Chartered Accountants in 1987.  Sam’s focus is on owner-managed enterprises, personal tax compliance and planning, and not-for-profit entities, where he assists more than 100 organizations yearly.

    Sam is an avid supporter of the arts. He is currently a director of Theatre Museum Canada and has also volunteered as director and treasurer of the Toronto Arts Council and Toronto Arts Foundation.

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  • Hogg, Shain & Scheck Welcome Ninette Bishay

    Ninette Bishay

    CPA, CA

    Ninette is a graduate of the University of Ottawa, receiving her CA designation in 2006.  She is a Charities & Not-for-Profit expert who has been providing assurance, tax and advisory services exclusively to this sector for most of her professional career.  Before joining Hogg, Shain & Scheck as a Partner, Ninette was a senior leader of the Charities & Not-for-Profit teams of Grant Thornton, and before that, PKF Hill LLP, a boutique Toronto firm.


    A frequent speaker and author on sector issues, Ninette is passionate about supporting organizations that make a difference in our society and world. She regularly advises local, national, and international organizations on best practices with respect to financial reporting and accountability to stakeholders, internal control efficiencies, governance, reserves policies, and CRA compliance matters such as donation receipting, fundraising ratios, activities outside of Canada, and inactive capital.  Delighting in giving back to her community, Ninette currently serves as the National Treasurer of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, the Treasurer of Gather Women, and a Director on the Board and Finance Committee of St. George Montessori Prep School.

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  • Alex Briganti

    Alex Briganti

    CPA, CA, LPA

    Alex graduated from York University in 2006 and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 2010.

    Alex articled for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Toronto, specializing in IFRS audit and assurance engagements within the financial services group.  Alex gained additional experience with a local public accounting firm where he specialized in assurance engagements for owner managed businesses. There, he also practised quality assurance consulting and supported a group of external public accountants in adhering and exceeding the quality control standards of the profession.  Today Alex supports privately owned businesses and not-for-profit organizations providing accounting, assurance, tax compliance and advisory services.

    Outside of the office, Alex’s other interests include spending time with his growing family and volunteering for not-for-profit organizations.

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The latest from our Blog, News, and Events

  • CPA Not-for-Profit Forum 2019 is Around the Corner

    February 4, 2019 by

    CPA Canada is hosting the the Not-for-Profit Forum 2019, on February 6-7th.  One of the leading events for Not-for-Profit professionals in Canada, the forum is designed to drive the sector forward and help Not-for-Profit organizations adopt to the changing environment. Experienced industry professionals will raise current NPO sector issues and share their valuable advice and strategies.
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  • 2019 Automobile Deduction KLimits and Expense Benefit Rates for Business

    January 23, 2019 by

    •On December 27, 2018, the Department of Finance Canada announced the income tax deduction limits and expense benefit rates that will apply in 2019 when using an automobile for business purposes. The following two changes are effective January 1, 2019; •The tax-exempt allowance paid by employers to employees who use their personal vehicle for business
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  • 2019 Canada Pension Plan (“CPP”) Contribution Rates

    January 23, 2019 by

    The CPP contribution rates and maximums for 2019 are as follows: Maximum Pensionable Earnings $ 57,400.00 Annual Basic Exemption $ 3,500.00 Maximum Contributory Earnings $ 53,900.00 Contribution Rate 5.10 % (Employee and Employer) Maximum Employee Contribution $ 2,748.90 Maximum Employer Contribution $ 2,748.90 The Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) will gradually increase the contribution rates to
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  • Living on the Fringe

    January 18, 2019 by

    On January 14th, 2019, Hogg, Shain and Scheck attended Foreign Tongue, a Next Stage Theatre Festival performance presented by The Toronto Fringe, at The Factory Theatre. Both The Toronto Fringe Festival and The Factory Theatre are Not-for-Profit clients of the firm. Foreign Tongue is a new musical by a Toronto-based, Yugoslavia-born writer, Lola Xenos, that
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