Deborah (Debby) Stern BComm, CPA, CA Deborah Stern CPA Professional Corporation, Partner, Audit & Advisory

Deborah (Debby) Stern at Crowe Soberman LLP

Contact Info

T: 1.416.963.7103

F: 416.964.6454


2 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 1100
Toronto, Ontario M4T 2T5, CanadaT: 1.416.964.7633
F: 416.964.6454

What are you personally most proud of? Raising my two boys who have grown to be successful men in their own right. I did this while working full-time and balancing the needs of my family and clients.- Deborah (Debby) Stern

Deborah (Debby) Stern joined Crowe Soberman’s Audit & Advisory Group as a partner in 2001. Coming from one of the largest Professional Services Firms, Debby was looking for a change. “I wanted to work for a firm where I could make a greater impact. It was important I made the right decision and have my clients experience a seamless transition to Crowe Soberman.” Since joining the firm, Debby has continued to grow her practice with a large variety of clients.

Debby provides auditing, business advisory services, cash flows, personal and corporate tax planning and tax compliance to a wide variety of clients. Her specialties also include succession and estate planning. Debby has developed a succession planning process to assist families in the transition of their business to the next generation, becoming the trusted advisor of many prominent Canadian business families. "What distinguishes Debby is her responsiveness and her ability to think beyond the numbers. She has that great combination of being personable, technically excellent, and solid," remarked Randall Craig, President, 108 ideaspace.

Debby has been interviewed on TV Ontario, CBC News, Rogers Cable, and has appeared in countless business magazines and newspapers including the National Post, where she was quoted in a three-part series on succession planning. She has written several articles for the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business and other business magazines on succession planning and various related topics.

For four years, Debby mentored female entrepreneurs through the Step Up program, which is designed to assist in growing the mentees’ businesses.

Academic Information

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Toronto (New College)
  • Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)
  • Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario)

Community Affiliations

  • Director, Oakdale Golf & Country Club
  • Past Director, Canadian Association of Family Enterprise
  • Member, Women Presidents' Organization (Toronto Chapter)
  • Past Member, Women Entrepreneurs of Canada

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