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Sandy Tunwell - Accountrain

Sandy Tunwell


Sandy has combined her vast knowledge of accounting with her social skills to develop a unique approach to bookkeeping and accounting which has been recognized by many clients. She aims to have this high standard with her team by focusing on the how’s and why’s of accounting.

She has shared her knowledge with new and small business owners as she has more than 2,000 teaching hours and has given many workshops covering a variety of accounting topics as well as authored several articles for local newspapers. Sandy has written many accounting manuals, including several SAP topics for the federal government.

Sandy is an active member of several organizations in Ottawa including the Board of Trade as she believes networking is an important part of building relationships. She has served on many boards and played an active role on many committees, including several as treasurer. She has also recommended, initiated and been involved in many finance committees for clients.

Sandy was a Finalist for the Ottawa-Carleton Business Achievement Awards, Young Entrepreneur of the Year. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, and has been known to take a cruise or two. What you may not know is she went to Australia because of an orangutan named Dinar!

Amanda McLeod - accountrain

Amanda McLeod


Amanda has a Bookkeeping Diploma from Algonquin College and has been working in the accounting field for 10 years, with a strong focus on not-for-profit organizations. For the previous 6 years, Amanda was employed in the Finance Department at the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa.

She started working with accountrain inc in September of 2009 as a casual Bookkeeper in pursuit of a broader range of bookkeeping experience. By September of 2010, she started working full time for accountrain inc and is thoroughly enjoying the variety of responsibilities and personalities she now gets to work with on a daily basis. Amanda loves a challenge and often helps with new clients that come to us with a "mess" to clean up.

Amanda has an outgoing and bubbly personality which, on numerous occasions, has been identified as unusual in this line of work! Clients have often commented on how well she "fits in". In her spare time, Amanda enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, dancing, watching movies and spending time with her friends and family, especially her "look-a-like" daughter.

Tracey Clayton

Intermediate Accounting Accociate

Bookkeeping has been a passion for Tracey since high school. At 16 she received the highest mark in her bookkeeping class, and she also worked for her father’s Commercial art studio as his bookkeeper. She continued her pursuit, after graduating with honours from Herzing institute as a legal secretary (which included a bookkeeping ertificate). She left her job at a prestigious Law Firm in Toronto to work for David Tilson (former MP) in Orangeville, Ontario, where she further developed her skills managing his law firm’s books.

For 25 years Tracey ran her own company, as the administrator and bookkeeper, in theMontreal area. She also managed the books for small companies, during this time. She hasgathered many years of experience in Quebec. Tracey is bilingual and has experience helping business owners, individuals and has been treasurer for several volunteer organizations.

For the last 8 years Tracey has been working as a Financial Manager, and Head Bookkeeper andis now enjoying being part of the accountrain team.

On a personal note, Tracey is a mother of three grown children. She enjoys biking, gardening,reading and has developed a passion for Europe. She also uses her creative talents to make cakes for special occasions.

Anna Griga


Anna Griga holds a formal education in Bookkeeping along with a certification as a Quickbooks Online ProAdvisor. She is a meticulous, dedicated and highly knowledgeable bookkeeping professional, credited with more than three years of progressive roles including General Bookkeeper and Assistant Bookkeeper, coupled with strong experience in technology.

Highly organized, detail oriented, analytical and innovative, Anna is consistently recognized for her ability to take initiative and complete work to the highest standards. She is a quick study, with proven adaptability to new technology and applications.

Personally, she loves to travel and learning new things. Her diverse hobbies include CrossFit, stand up paddle boarding, mixology and wine pairing.

Nanci Cole

Senior Accounting Associate

Nanci has been working as team member for accountrain Inc. since 2021. She is certainly familiar with accounting principles and procedures, which comes in handy, as our largest client is keeping her very busy.

She has over 20 years experience in the accounting field. Nanci hails from Fredericton NB, where she received her advanced level CertBA at the University of New Brunswick. She loves numbers and prides herself in being meticulous and regards integrity and dedication as her utmost character traits.

Outside the office, Nanci enjoys travelling and downhill skiing. She actually owned a travel agency franchise for five years, during which time she was fortunate enough to tour every Sandals Resort in Jamaica!
Nanci is excited to be on the accountrain team and looks forward to meeting / serving her clients.

Lissa Bringham - Accountrain

Lisa Brigham

Intermediate Accounting Associate

Lisa is a graduate of Carleton University, and holds a Bachelor of Arts. She spent 16 years in the private sector, successfully leading and filling the roles of Bookkeeper, Administrator, Office Manager and General Manager. Lisa’s motivation to join accountrain inc was to fuel her passion for bookkeeping and problem solving.

Lisa enjoys her ability to help entrepreneurs stay focused on their goals and not on their books. She is meticulous, and an excellent planner.

Beyond work, Lisa's love of the great outdoors means you can find her on one of Ottawa’s many great walking trails in her downtime. She is an avid world traveller, consumes books like they are food, and enjoys party planning.

Nora McCowan

Bookkeeper and Admin Assistant

Nora spent the last 34 years working in the private sector as a dedicated office manager, delivering clerical and bookkeeping support, for an Ottawa based aviation company.

Her accounting work focused on managing accounts payable and accounts receivable including dealing with vendor and customer inquires. She also maintained the payroll for 11 employees.

She has opted to work part time as she eases into retirement. Having met Sandy through her previous employer, it is a good opportunity to work part-time to keep the brain engaged.

In her spare time Nora enjoys swimming, reading, going to movies, live plays and listening to music.

Ameera Hanif

Intermediate Accounting Associate

Ameera Hanif holds a Bookkeeping Certificate from Algonquin College. She has more than six years of experience in bookkeeping with multiple private firms. Ameera joined Accountrain in May 2022; she enjoys taking on new challenges and finding solutions. Ameera is a helpful and dedicated person who is always willing to go the extra mile to meet her client’s expectations.

In her free time, Ameera enjoys cooking, traveling to new places, playing Golf, and spending time with her friends and family.

Dalia Mahmoud


Dalia holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from Cairo University in Egypt and has been working in the accounting field for 22 years. Dalia was employed in different sectors including private, public-held and crown corporations.

She is a dedicated, team-player who is known for loving to reconcile accounts. She is always willing to learn and take over new tasks, she does not fear challenge.

Beyond work, she loves to try new cuisines , as well as cook them, she always says that if she was not in the accounting field she would have been a chef!

Renuka Kapoor

Intermediate Accounting Associate

Renuka is a qualified Chartered Accountant from India who also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce.

She has 8 years experience in Finance & Accounting including an internship and working her way up to being promoted and becoming a partner in a CA firm. She also has experience working for a Multinational Company.

She is a self directed, versatile and hardworking professional with the ability to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment. She is grateful to accountrain inc which gave her the opportunity to reintegrate into the work force and launch her career in the Canadian Market. She is a quick learner; with that her mentorship has provided her with a portfolio which includes a variety of clients.

On the personal front, she loves to spend time with her family especially her son and also likes to listen & read spiritual things.

Will Hillock


Will is a CPA, CA who helped small and medium sized businesses for over 5 years while working for a mid-sized public accounting firm. Now working in private industry, he continues to work with accountrain inc to keep his skills sharp and for the enjoyment of engaging with various clients who all have different needs.

When he's not catching up on the most recent tax law changes, you'll find him on the golf course working on his swing. Will also enjoys travelling the globe and is a foodie at heart.