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In Bathurst our Partners are:

Tony Babin, B.A.A., CPA, CA (Partner)

Tony graduated from the Université de Moncton in 1994 and obtained a business degree with a major in accounting. He was employed with LeBlanc Nadeau Bujold from 1994 to 1998 at which time he joined the firm Allen, Paquet & Arseneau LLP and has been in public practice ever since. Tony received his CA designation in 2002 and became a partner in the firm in 2004.
Tony is originally from Charlo, NB and currently resides in Bathurst, NB.
He is the managing partner of our Bathurst office and has a wide variety of experience and knowledge with small businesses, non-profit organizations, municipalities and First Nations.

Yves Arseneau, B.A.A., CPA, CA (Partner)

Yves graduated from the Université de Moncton in 1992 and obtained a business degree with a major in accounting and a minor in computer science. Yves received a license in accounting science and an accounting certificate from the Université de Laval in 1993 and received his CA designation in 1995 and he has been employed in public practice ever since. He became a partner in the firm in 1996. Yves is originally from Balmoral, NB and currently resides in Belledune, NB. He has a wide variety of experience and knowledge with small businesses, non-profit organizations, municipalities, health services organizations and especially the forest industry. Yves is a board member of Assumption Life, in Moncton, since 2007 and is now president of the audit committee of that institution since 2012.

Lori MacNaughton, CPA, CA (Tax Partner)

Lori is a Chartered Accountant specializing in tax and has been with Allen, Paquet & Arseneau LLP since 2007.  Lori began her career in public accounting with one of the big four North American accounting firms after graduating from the University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor of Accounting degree.  Over the years Lori has gained extensive accounting, auditing and income tax experience.  She has worked with large public companies, small owner-managed firms, not-for-profit organizations and government entities.

Lori has successfully completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Course and specializes in corporate reorganizations, business succession planning, family trusts and estate planning.  With her considerable experience, her detailed knowledge of income tax rules and her passion for helping clients succeed, Lori identifies tax planning opportunities and provides tax minimization strategies while ensuring that all personal and corporate tax filing obligations are met. Lori was promoted to Tax Partner in January 2016.

Alberta Buttimer, CPA, CA (Partner)

Alberta Buttimer, CPA, CA received her CA designation as a Chartered Accountant in 1990. She also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mount Allison University. She worked with KPMG Chartered Accountants for eleven years. In 1998 she opened her own public accounting practice, which she operated for almost 18 years in Beresford, where she lives with her family. In December 2015, Ms. Buttimer merged her accounting practice with Allen, Paquet & Arseneau LLP. Alberta, along with her staff, now works as part of our team in the Bathurst office. 

Alberta is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Belledune Port Authority, serving as a Director since 2011. Ms. Buttimer has also served on the Council of the New Brunswick Institute of Chartered Accountants. She has been active in our community as well with organizations such as the Bathurst-Campbellton 2003 Canada Winter Games Host Society, First United Church, Junior Achievement of Bathurst, the Bathurst Rotary Club and École Carrefour Étudiant.

Alberta has a wide variety of experience working with small business clients in a variety of sectors as well as a large number of professional service companies and individuals.


Senior Staff Includes:

Roland Lovesey, CPA, CA, C.F.P. (Account Manager)

Roland joined the firm in 2004 in a senior position after being a partner with a National Firm and is now an account manager.  He provides integrated business, tax, investment, retirement and management services for many companies and individuals.  Services include structured investment planning advice; advising on investments and will planning; business planning and the implementation of structure and monthly monitoring for companies in various industries and service lines.  Contract services are provided to governmental organizations in the areas of feasibility studies, operational efficiency, recurring procedures and computerized transaction flow streamlining.

Lucie Boudreau (Manager)

Lucie completed a two year accounting course at the Bathurst Community College and then worked 15 years in the private business sector.  She has worked the last 12 years in public accounting and since 2008 with Allen, Paquet & Arseneau LLP.  Lucie was promoted to manager in January, 2012.

Kimberly Harvey (Manager)

After Kim’s departure from the private sector, she joined Allen, Paquet & Arseneau LLP in 2006.  Kim is a highly innovative, proactive professional who provides quality service with a strong knowledge of accounting to keep your financial affairs in compliance.  Kim has a diverse line of accounting service options such as Corporate Tax Returns, Simply Accounting, Audits and Financial Forecasts.  Her strong ability to work with programs within Microsoft Office allows her to create and rewrite documents that will bring efficiency to the needs of her clients.

Gail Garvie (Manager)

Gail, originally from Eel River Crossing, currently resides in Belledune. After graduating from Polyvalente Aux Quatre Vents in Dalhousie in 1983, Gail obtained a diploma in accounting from New Brunswick Community College. After eight years in the private sector, Gail began her career in public accounting. Gail has acquired an extensive knowledge of accounting and small business related issues during her 21 year tenure with first a national accounting firm and then with Alberta Buttimer Professional Corporation. As of December 2015, Gail continues to serve her clients in the role of Manager with Allen, Paquet & Arseneau, LLP.


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