Deborah (Debby) Stern BComm, CPA, CA Deborah Stern CPA Professional Corporation, Partner, Audit & Advisory
2 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 1100
Toronto, Ontario M4T 2T5, CanadaT: 1.416.964.7633
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.
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.
When she is not in the office, Debby is active in the community. Currently, she is on the Budget and Finance Committee of United Jewish Appeal (UJA) and is a member with the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO - Toronto Chapter). Debby was a member of the Women Entrepreneurs of Canada (WEC) and a Director of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE) - Upper Canada Chapter for over 13 years serving as Treasurer. She was also President of the Oakdale Golf and Country Club.
For four years, Debby mentored female entrepreneurs through the Step Up program, which is designed to assist in growing the mentees’ businesses.
- Bachelor of Commerce, University of Toronto (New College)
- Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)
- Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario)
- Budget and Finance Committee Member, United Jewish Appeal (UJA)
- Previous President, Oakdale Golf and Country Club
- Past Director, Canadian Association of Family Enterprise