Meet the Team
Helping entrepreneurs through the technicalities of running a company is our number one concern. Since most people aren’t familiar with tax and accounting concepts, they require guidance regarding the financial side of their business. Our clients can depend on us to deliver high quality personalized cloud accounting and tax services.
Michael Argento, CPA, CGA
Michael Argento is the founder of Argento CPA and a dedicated entrepreneur. He has a deep passion for helping other entrepreneurs achieve their ideal lifestyle, drawing from his own experience of growing his accounting practice from two clients in 2016 to over 500 clients in 2021. As an experienced Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Michael combines his accounting knowledge with his passion for helping entrepreneurs identify their definition of success and navigate the roadmap to achieving it. He believes that most entrepreneurs overlook the importance of culture, core values and brand in their business and aims to help them align their personal goals with their business goals to stay competitive in today’s work environment. Michael studied at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and has over 10 years of experience in the field. Michael’s goal is to help entrepreneurs navigate the technicalities of running a company and to save them time by assisting them with the financial side of their business, leaving them more time to focus on what they are good at. When not working, Michael enjoys boxing, practicing yoga, spending time with his wife Ashlee and son Bayden, his cat William and his adventurous German Shepherd, Nala.”
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Michelle Ratcliffe, CPA, CA, CPA(WA)
Director of Operations
Michelle joined Argento CPA to be part of an intelligent yet humble group of individuals that shares ideas and values everyone else’s opinions. She is a tax accountant with her Canadian CPA, CA and US (WA) CPA designations. With over 15 years of public practice experience, Michelle has focused her career on building relationships with small Canadian business owners to assist them grow their companies and remain compliant with their tax filings. She also enjoys assisting individuals navigate the complexities of cross border tax issues.
She initially became an accountant because she enjoyed preparing her friends and family’s tax returns. She wanted a career that allowed her to help people and becoming a tax accountant allowed her to help people with an unavoidable part of life. She strives to do her best when assisting individuals and business owners with tax planning advice and their tax issues and does so in a way that they can understand.
Outside work, Michelle enjoys sewing, baking and being outdoors. In the summer, you will find her hiking and camping at lakes around BC. In the winter, she enjoys snowboarding or traveling to warmer climates.
Director of Technology
“Technology isn’t hard; it’s all about perspective and approach.”
As the Director of Technology for Argento CPA, Jordy draws from over 25 years of industry experience to usher their clients toward winning systems and processes.
Specializing in systems analysis, security, integration, and data management, Jordy leverages his skills to help businesses seize the opportunities in emerging technologies and transform their digital strategy to meet market demands.
Through the lens of a seasoned IT professional, his focus has always been on people, understanding their overall organizational goals, and using proven methods to help achieve them.
This new venture into remote work has allowed him to take on a leadership role within a dynamic and forward-thinking team of accounting professionals at Argento CPA.
Jordy’s hobbies include landscaping, cross-country skiing, woodworking, and hiking through the deep dark forests of northern British Columbia.
Director of Business Development
Meet Jared, a seasoned IT professional, Gallup certified strengths coach, and high-performing sales leader with over 20 years of business development experience. Jared has a passion for helping companies and people move forward.
Jared’s IT background allows him to leverage technology to optimize processes and drive growth. As a Gallup certified strengths coach, he can help businesses identify and use their team’s strengths to improve performance, communication, and engagement. Jared’s success as a high-performing sales leader is a testament to his ability to identify and capitalize on opportunities. He knows how to build relationships, communicate value, close deals, and can help small to mid-size companies develop effective sales strategies to increase revenue and drive growth.
With Jared on their team, companies can expect to see improved performance, increased revenue, and a more engaged and motivated workforce.
When he’s not helping companies exceed their goals, you can find him working on his property, backcountry exploring, or perfecting his latest beer recipe.
Harvey Mann, CPA
Meet Harvey, a designated tax accountant with over 4 years of experience in public practice.
He joined Argento CPA to be a part of a dynamic and intelligent team that helps entrepreneurs gain a comprehensive understanding of their finances. Harvey’s focus is on helping his clients see beyond the numbers and build long-lasting relationships with them. He enjoys helping them achieve their tax goals, solve complex tax issues, and remain compliant with their tax filings.
In his free time, Harvey is an avid fitness enthusiast, often spending 3 hours in the gym. He also enjoys going for long walks with his dog Bruno, visiting the beach, and trying new restaurants.
Hi, I’m Gabby! I was born, raised, and educated on Vancouver Island yet I strived to experience life off the rock. I currently reside in Ontario, with a job in British Columbia and a piece of my heart in Massachusetts. Joining Argento CPA provides me with a unique opportunity to have balance between my career and relationship without sacrificing one for the other.
Prior to joining the cloud accounting industry a few years ago, my experience included small public accounting firms with too much paper. I’m thrilled to be working with a virtual based paperless firm. One aspect I really enjoy about a remote team is that we still have the opportunity to hang out virtually without the issue of distracting other members of the “office”.
In accounting, I enjoy finding inefficiencies and setting up procedures to streamline monthly processes. I specifically enjoy working with E-commerce platforms and finding the best methods to integrate them into our software depending on the needs of our clients.
My passions in life include poutine, crafting, my nieces and nephews, and my dog, Meg.
Before joining Argento CPA, Temi worked both in the public and the private sector as a junior accountant. Temi is excited to be working with a virtual-based paperless firm and looks forward to all the opportunities that come with it.
Temi earned her bachelor’s degree in Accounting at Humber College and is currently pursuing her MBA in global leadership at the University of New Brunswick.