Jim Vermeersch, B.Ed., FCPA, FCGA
As a partner of Siever, Vermeersch
& Fonstad, Jim
performs all of the tasks of a professional accountant. Most of his time is
spent working on corporate financial statements, as well as personal and
Jim joined the staff in 2000 as an accountant having a number of years’
experience with other tax firms. In 2002 he received his designation as a
Certified General Accountant and became a partner of the firm. He also received a fellowship from the
Certified General Accounting Association of Saskatchewan in 2013.
After obtaining his Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan
in 1982, Jim spent a number of years in the classroom before going back to
school in order to realize his dream of becoming a professional accountant.
Jim enjoys living in Estevan where he is an active member of the Lions club.
Jim and his wife Heather have a son who is a lawyer in Toronto.
Donna Fonstad, CPA, CGA
Donna received her Diploma in Accounting through SIAST Palliser in
June of 1995, and has been employed with Advanced Accounting Services Ltd.
since February of 1996.
In the fall of 1998 Donna decided to further her education and pursue a
career in accounting. She received her Certified General Accountant
designation in August of 2003, at which time she became a partner in the firm
of Siever Vermeersch and Fonstad.
Outside of work Donna enjoys being very busy with her two children, and is an
active community volunteer.
Ryan Siever, B.Sc., CPA, CA
Ryan graduated from Dickinson State University in 2004 with a Bachelor
of Science, specializing in Accounting.
After spending 3 years in Calgary at BDO
Dunwoody training to get his Chartered Accounting designation, Ryan moved
back to Estevan in October 2007 and became a partner at Siever,
Vermeersch & Fonstad.
Ryan is active in the community, coaching
baseball, serving on the executive of the Rotary Club of Estevan, and will
serve as the President of Estevan Minor Baseball.
Mel Siever, B.Admin., CPA, CMA
Mel received his Bachelor of
Administration in 1978 from the University of Regina with majors in Finance
and Economics, while working for SGI.
In 1978, Mel took a position with the Weyburn Inland Terminal (now
P&H) and worked there until 1992. He received his Certified Management
Accountant designation in 1985.
He moved to Estevan in 1993 and worked for SaskPower until 1995.
In 1995 Mel became a partner in what is now the accounting firm of Siever, Vermeersch & Fonstad.
He was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending winters in Arizona with his
wife, Joy. He would golf up to six times per week and had an active social
Shawna has been employed with Siever, Vermeersch & Fonstad since
2003. Starting as a receptionist, over the years she has worked with various
divisions of the company, gaining valuable experience and rising in the ranks
to Accounting Technician. As the longest standing employee in the company,
Shawna can assist you in a variety of areas, including payroll, bookkeeping,
personal and corporate income tax, GST, PST, and computerized accounting
programs. Shawna graduated from Lampman High School
and holds a Micro Computer Business Application Diploma with the Academy of
Learning. She has furthered her education in accounting and tax through
correspondence and home study university courses. In her spare time, you can
find her relaxing with her husband and running after her two children.
Melissa joined the firm in 2003 as an Accounting Technician. She graduated
from Torquay High School in 1999 and obtained a diploma in Accounting from
the Palliser Campus in Moose Jaw in 2003. She has also obtained a diploma in
Marketing and continues to further her education through online university
classes. She currently resides in Torquay with her husband and their three
children. Melissa is involved with Corporate and Personal tax preparation as
well as the CAIS/AgriStability Program.
Kerry joined the firm as an accounting technician in October of 2009. She
graduated from Estevan Comprehensive High School and went to the University
of Calgary for a few years working towards a General Studies degree, with a
minor in Management and Sociology. While living in Calgary she worked at the
head office of a land surveying company for 8 years mostly doing payroll,
benefits, and accounts receivable. Kerry and her husband decided to move back
to Estevan in 2009 with their two young children and are enjoying the change from
big city to small city feel. She enjoys golfing, watching her kids play
sports, and relaxing with family and friends.
Ravin is originally a
native to Estevan. After graduating from the Estevan Comprehensive School she
continued her education completing her Computer Technician Certificate in
Calgary. Since then she realized she had an interest in the field of
accounting and bookkeeping. She is presently working to complete her
education to match her experience and go even further with Accounting. She
moved back to Estevan in 2006 looking forward to a smaller community and
spending time with her family.
Dakota Joined the firm in July 2009 as our Administrative Assistant. She
graduated from the Estevan Comprehensive School in June 2008 and received her
certificate in small business bookkeeping in November 2009. Dakota was born
and raised in the Estevan area. In her spare time she can be found watch or
playing sports, spending time with her niece and family.
Nicole moved to Estevan in September of 2011 from Moose Jaw where she had
spent the last 21 years working for the Ministry of Social Services in
various administrative positions. She joined our firm in July of 2012 as our
receptionist and is enjoying her new life in Estevan. Outside of work Nicole
enjoys reading and knitting for her two grand-daughters.
Michelle was born and raised in Regina,
Saskatchewan. As an alumnus of Campbell
Collegiate (2009) and the University of Regina (2013), she currently holds a
Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting. While attending university Michelle was
involved with many activities including JDC West, teaching assistant and
various intramural sports. Michelle is
currently working on attending a Chartered Professional Accounting
Michelle started working at Siever,
Vermeersch & Fonstad as a co-operative education student in 2013 and
permanently in 2014 upon completing university. Michelle’s current areas of special
interest include tax preparation and planning for individuals, trust and
corporations as well as financial statement preparation.
Michelle currently resides in Estevan
with her husband, Evan and dog, Brookee. In her spare time Michelle enjoys spending
time outdoors, yoga, staying active, reading, cooking, spending time with
friends/family, playing sports and getting involved in the community.
Tamara joined the firm in
2014 as an Accounting Technician. She
obtained a diploma in Accounting from the SIAST Palliser Campus in 1994 and
worked at an accounting firm in Moose Jaw until getting married and moving to
Estevan. She was a stay-at-home mom
for several years before returning to the work place. Outside of work, Tamara enjoys spending
time with her husband and their daughter and son.
Lauren joined our team in
January 2016. She grew up in Regina
but wanted to further her education and experience life on her own so she
moved out to Edmonton. In the spring
of 2015 she completed her Bachelor of Applied Business
Administration-Accounting Degree from MacEwan
University. While in Edmonton she also
spent over five years working as an Accountant at a machining company for the
oil and gas industry and as an Accounting Technician at a local accounting
firm. She brings with her an open mind
and a range of skills and knowledge in the accounting field.
Erica joined the firm in December 2013 as
our Administrative Assistant. She was
born in Estevan but lived in Regina most of her life. She graduated from Sheldon-Williams
Collegiate in 2009 and moved to Estevan shortly after. She is currently working towards her
Accounting Diploma through Saskatchewan Polytechnic distance learning. In her spare time she enjoys watching her
kids play sports, camping & travelling with her husband and their two