Shane M. Wagstaff | BComm CPA CFP
Owner | Accountant | Financial Planner
Shane is the founder of Horizon CPA and currently operates the Red Deer and Trochu locations. Tax and financial planning interests inspired Shane to become a dual designated professional (Chartered Professional Accountant/Certified Financial Planner) and focus on a holistic approach to financial advisory. Although Shane has a wide range of professional experience, his core clientele consists of farmers, ranchers, oilfield contractors, holding companies and other small to mid sized business clients. Shane also has a keen interest in optimal personal financial planning, retirement planning and succession planning for families.
Shane was born and raised on a family farm near Elnora and attended Trochu Valley School. Upon graduation, he went directly to the University of Alberta where he obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting major, Finance minor) and graduated with Distinction.
From there, he articled with Pennock Acheson Nielsen Devaney in Edmonton primarily working with large corporate clients in their tax and assurance departments. He subsequently moved to Red Deer to join RHF and focus on small to mid size business clients and be closer to home. After gaining the relevant credentials and experience, he launched his own practice with a refreshing focus on tax, technology and financial planning and Horizon CPA was born. Shane has also ventured into a number of additional businesses including the management and part-ownership of Balkwill Pharmacy Ltd and the launch of his investment management practice Wagstaff Wealth Management.
Shane has also continued to be actively involved on the family farm and has remained active with a number of volunteer organizations. He most notably sits on the Board of Directors for the FarmHouse Alumni Association and the Three Hills Thrashers Jr B Hockey Club. Shane is also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and Golden Key International Honor Society.
In his spare time, Shane is an avid hockey player, loves to play the guitar and has a keen interest in world financial markets.
Shane can be reached at (403) 877-8935 or for appointments in Red Deer or Trochu on a weekly basis.
Blaine J. Gendre | BComm
Manager | Accountant
Blaine is a manager and accountant with Horizon CPA and joined the practice in early 2019.
Blaine grew up on an acreage south of Stettler, Alberta. In 2010, he enrolled at the University of Alberta to study business and subsequently graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in accounting. Blaine recently completed the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) program and is awaiting designation in January 2020.
Blaine has held an accounting and finance management role with an oil & gas service firm for the past six years and understands the daily struggles that businesses are faced with in order to keep the wheels turning. He has a strong belief that well managed finances of a business are just as important as the goods and services it provides to be successful. Blaine is experienced in cash management, profitability, business valuations and large scale business operations. He also believes budgeting and forecasting are an essential component to ensuring businesses can navigate the ever-changing economy.
Blaine has a strong interest in technology and its specific ability to generate opportunities for business efficiencies.
Blaine currently lives in Edmonton, working remotely for Horizon CPA, and services the firm's Edmonton client base. He has a focus on health and wellness, enjoys travelling, hockey and taking his dog for runs. Blaine has a passion for entrepreneurship and helping businesses grow and evolve.
Blaine can be contacted at (780) 660-9492 or Blaine@CPAHorizon.ca for appointments in Edmonton and surrounding areas.