More Than Taxes & Payroll

Our team looks at what information you need to improve, grow, and develop your business or organization. What can we do to make
the process more useful? And then, we look at how we can leverage all the tools in the cloud to make that the most efficient process
as possible.

Sarah Hopen


Sarah Hopen is a Certified Professional Bookkeeper, Xero Advisor & Local Ambassador with over 15 years’ experience working with businesses, professionals, and not-for-profit organizations. She is skilled in developing effective bookkeeping solutions that maximize resources and provide the most useful information for managers. Sarah is a mother of three girls, a competitive dressage rider and avid arts lover.

Nancy Demarest

General Manager

Nancy has over twenty years of experience as a Controller, working with small-medium sized owner-managed companies.  She holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA,CMA) designation and a Masters in Business Administration. In her role at Star, Nancy is dedicated to ensuring operational excellence in delivering right-fit solutions to all clients. Nancy and her husband live on a small rural property and enjoy being involved in community initiatives, time with extended family, and growing cut flowers.

Carleen van Hoesel

Payroll Administrator

Carleen has worked for over 15 years in various payroll roles in the real estate, newspaper, and utilities sectors. She obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration from Brock University and holds the Certified Payroll Manager designation from the Canadian Payroll Association. She is focussed on ensuring employees are paid accurately and on time. Carleen has a son, daughter and three lovable cats. She enjoys hiking, camping and sailing in her free time.

Suzanne Robertson

Senior Bookkeeper

Suzanne completed her Accounting degree at Mohawk College and has worked largely in the Hamilton steel industry as an Accounting Department Supervisor and Assistant to the Controller. She enjoys providing comprehensive and thorough solutions to her clients bookkeeping challenges, and works effectively to develop their financial process and reporting. Suzanne lives on and manages a Highland Cattle beef farm with her husband and two children, and is currently the Regional Treasurer & National Deputy Director for the Canadian Pony Club.

Mani Sankar

Senior Bookkeeper

Mani competed his undergradute degree in accounting and received his CPA from Papua New Guinea. Mani is also a Certified Xero Adviser. He has more than 15 years of experience in the accounting profession, working in many accounting and finance roles throughout his career, across various industries including consulting, public accounting, government trust companies and hotel. He loves traveling and music.

Seema Doad

Client Care & Marketing Specialist

Seema has worked in the marketing, communications and analytic functions of small and start-up companies over the past 14 years. Her work experience includes creating brand awareness across media channels, data analysis to strategize best ROI practices and working on both public and client relations. Her communication skills and business acumen have allowed her to move seamlessly across a spectrum of industries ranging from Oil & Gas, Travel & Tourism and to her most recent position in the Natural and Organic sector. Seema is excited to join Star Company in the role of Client Care and Marketing Specialist where she will focus on continuous customer satisfaction while expanding exposure to new opportunities for the company.

Sana Ali

Senior Bookkeeper

Sana completed her education at the University of North Texas with a degree in Accounting Control Systems and brings over 10 years of Accounting experience with her to Star Company. Sana moved to Canada with her husband and 4-year-old daughter where she has been working as a cloud bookkeeper with multiple clients in a variety of industries. When she’s not passionately working on the books, Sana enjoys dancing and listening to music.

Kate Stephenson

Accounting Technician

Kate completed her Accounting and Payroll Admin Diploma with honors at Trillium College in Peterborough, Ontario. Currently, she is taking courses to obtain her Bachelor of Commerce- Finance Major through Athabasca University. With over 7 years of bookkeeping experience, Kate looks forward to using her knowledge and skills to help drive client success at Star Company. When she is not working, Kate enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her daughter.

Dan Mucciarelli

Accounting Technician

Dan received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Guelph. With a background in hospitality and finance, his experience includes being a business owner for a multi-unit tax preparation firm. His experience has driven his passion for helping clients better understand their finances and helping businesses grow. Dan loves to spend quality time with his wife and son James and enjoys visiting amusement parks in the summer season.

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Make All the Difference

Why pay someone to do something that can be automated? We can get your business or organization set up with all of the right processes and then focus on helping you to develop a vision of your future success.

We look forward to exceeding your expectations.

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