Our Leadership Team

 

Michelle Burge, BBA, FCPA, CA
Partner

Michelle draws on her close to 30 years’ experience in accounting to work with business, government and not-for-profit organizations to help realize their accounting needs. Michelle oversees the accounting and auditing functions of the firm with a diverse client base across Prince Edward Island. Michelle has considerable experience in audit and assurance engagements with private sector companies, municipalities, cooperatives, credit unions and not-for-profit organizations.

Michelle is involved in several community organizations including Chair and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of PEI, as well as Member of the Practice Inspection Committee for the Institute of Chartered Professional  Accountants of PEI.

Michelle Burge, BBA, CPA, CA
 

Terry Soloman, CPA, CA, TEP
Partner

After joining MRSB in 1990, Terry saw a need for specialized tax services in the region. In 1996, Terry became a firm Partner and has become recognized for his leadership in tax issues working on behalf of clients to represent their best interests. Terry works primarily with professionals and private sector business owners to help them understand the tax issues facing them personally or professionally.

Terry is a designated Trust and Estate Practitioner and a former board member of the Atlantic branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Canada, and a former President of CPAPEI.

Terry Soloman, TEP, CPA, CA
 

Lloyd Compton, CPA, CA, CBV

Partner

Lloyd brings a global insight to his role with MRSB. As a Certified Business Valuator, Lloyd is able to provide expert valuation and advisory services to businesses, individuals, and government. He provides business valuation services for purchase or sale, tax and succession planning, shareholder and matrimonial disputes and insurance and litigation support. Lloyd also assists clients in the preparation of financial statements and in tax planning and compliance, frequently delivering workshops on business valuation, financing a business, and understanding financial statements.

Lloyd is a member of Collaborative Practice PEI, an effective, voluntary process utilizing the help of legal, family and financial professionals to resolve family disputes without court.

Lloyd Compton, CPA, CA, CBV
 

Karen Zakem, CPA (Montana)

Principal

Karen has been part of the MRSB team since she relocated from Toronto to Prince Edward Island in 1995, starting her career as an Accounting Technician. She is now a Principal with the firm, managing MRSB's Bookkeeping & Reporting and Accounting & Audit divisions. She obtained her US CPA designation in 2019. Karen performs a variety of services for clients including government reporting compliance, organization of training courses, medical billing compliance and the oversight of both bookkeeping and assurance files. She provides business advisory services to a variety of businesses, specializing in medical professionals. 

 

Karen enjoys reading, listening to all kinds of music and spending time with her family. She was the former treasurer of the Autism Society of PEI and the Canadian Lebanese Association of PEI.

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Jaclyn Waite, CPA, CA

Partner

Jaclyn Waite joined MRSB in 2004 as a co-op student. She completed her BBA in 2005 from University of Prince Edward Island and received her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation in 2007. Since that time, Jaclyn has worked on a number of client accounts with a focus on audit and assurance files. Jaclyn oversees a number of files, as well as manages our Western PEI operations.

 

A native of Summerside, Jaclyn is an active community member and was a former member of a special committee to oversee fundraising and construction of the Summerside Rotary Library. She is President Elect of Summerside Rotary and a Board Member of the Summerside Chamber of  Commerce.

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Chris MacPhee, CPA, CA  
Partner

Chris moved back home to PEI and joined MRSB in 2017, after working for another accounting firm for 11 years in Halifax.  As a partner in the Accounting & Audit division, Chris assists clients with their financial reporting needs as well as providing tax planning and businesses advisory services to a variety of owner-managed businesses.  Chris is also a member of the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors, and specializes in assisting clients in the agriculture industry across PEI.

 

When not at work, Chris enjoys playing hockey and golf and spending time with his wife and three daughters.

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MRSB's team of trusted advisors deliver complementary technical and creative solutions to individuals, businesses, and organizations in need of financial and professional expertise.