Josh Engel CPA, CA, LPA Managing Partner


Joined GGFL 1996

Became a Partner 2010

Interestingly enough, the reason I became an accountant and the reason I love my job today are opposites. Before I truly understood what accounting was, I wanted to study it because I like definitive answers and logic; but now I love the fact that accounting is anything but black and white. I pride myself on being the trusted advisor to my clients, most of whom are business owners, and helping them with all of their issues.

I have developed strong relationships with my clients over the past 20 years. I genuinely care about them and their families’ personal and financial well-being. Through GGFL’s true team-based approach, we are able to respond to all of our clients’ needs. They know when they call GGFL, they will get to speak to me or with someone who knows their file. We are proactive in our approach and are always working to ensure their needs are met.

Community Involvement

Past – Co-Chair Jewish Federation of Ottawa Annual Campaign

Past – Treasurer of DFK Canada Inc.

Past – Treasurer of Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa Incorporated

Past – Treasurer of Tamir Foundation

Past – Treasurer of Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club

“Working with Josh has been excellent. Responds quickly, I trust him and believe he has our best interest in mind.”

ClearlyRated Client Survey – October 2021

“I have received excellent service from GGFL for the more than 50 years that I have been a client. I have been privileged to have had as my accountant over those years a succession of three “GGFL Managing Partners”, starting with Gerry Levitz, then Debbie Bourchier, and now Josh Engel.”

Sol Shinder, Coofer Holdings Inc. – October 2021

“Consistent top performance over many years.”

Peter Findlay – October 2021

“For over 20 years GGFL has consistently provided excellent service to me personally and to all of my businesses.”

Gregory Tereposky – October 2021

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