Following graduation from the University of Toronto in 1982 with a Bachelor of Commerce, Steve joined Clarkson Gordon (now Ernst & Young) in the Mississauga office. He obtained his C.A. designation in 1984 and spent the following two years working for the firm’s affiliate in New Zealand. Upon returning from overseas, Steve joined his father’s practice and the firm became Farnham + Farnham. In 2016, Steve celebrated his 30th year with the firm and throughout that time has been privileged to work with many leading local entrepreneurs, their families and employees.
In addition to strong technical skills, Steve brings a sensitivity to the realities of the entrepreneurial family business, both financial and non-financial, and the ability to provide practical, common sense guidance. His commitment to providing excellent client service, mentoring and a team approach are the foundation on which the firm has built its reputation. Steve holds the Certified Financial Planner designation to further bolster his ability to assist clients with succession and estate planning issues and has also completed the two-year CICA in-depth tax course.
Steve is an active member of his community, presently serving as Chairman of the Board for the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga and as an active committee member with the Community Foundation of Mississauga.
Outside of work, Steve is passionate about travel and the outdoors and his adventures have taken him to India, China, Pakistan, Nepal and Vietnam, among other less exotic destinations.