Lyman Gardiner CPA, CA, LPA, CBV Associate Partner


Joined GGFL 2017

Became a Partner 2017

Finances and effective tax planning for growing and successful business owners can become quite complex. My role is to help my clients thoroughly understand the strategies available to them so that they can achieve their business and personal financial goals.

My clients come from a range of business sectors including retail, real estate and distribution. My experience as a Chartered Business Valuator helps me identify the value drivers for their business so they can move forward knowing how to effectively add growth and value to the bottom line. As part of my work, I regularly advise on mergers & acquisitions, restructuring, succession planning and cross-border operations. My practice also includes working with investment family holding companies and advising on transitioning family wealth and estate planning.

I grew up in an entrepreneurial family and have always been involved in small and mid-sized companies as an advisor, and as an owner. My career in public accounting began as a co-op student during university and includes leading growth as a partner in a local firm, before merging with one of the international firms. Outside of work, I can be found at the curling rink, snowmobiling, kayaking or rolling up my sleeves to take on home and property improvement projects. In addition, I am very pleased to serve on several Boards of Directors, including Almonte General Hospital.

Community Involvement

Director on the Allied Board for Almonte General Hospital and Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital

“I have known and trusted Lyman for years. An absolute joy to deal with.”

Robert Connor – October 2021

“Lyman Gardiner came highly recommended so took a leap of faith. Lyman and Eilish were amazing at getting everything sorted out. We have been very well pleased with how they handled the numerous issues that arose.”

ClearlyRated Client Survey – October 2021

“During the considerable number of years that GGFL LLP has been completing my Income Tax returns, I have found their accountants to be most approachable, helpful, and in all respects they have provided excellent service. I am grateful for the high quality of their work.”

Eldon MacCara – October 2021

“Enjoy the personal contact with the professionals at the firm. Always responsive and informative. Very knowledgeable and very personable.”

Dr. Elizabeth MacSween – October 2021

“We’ve been with GGFL for many years. Very satisfied with firm’s services and personnel.”

ClearlyRated Client Survey – October 2021

“I particularly appreciated when GGFL puts out needless fires stirred up by CRA.”

ClearlyRated Client Survey – October 2021

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