Since 1991, Daniel F. Clark, BBA has been providing tax, accounting and business advisory services to business owners, professionals and families throughout Western Canada operating as a Chartered Accountant in public practice. With over 25 years experience in the financial services industry, Dan’s experience, knowledge and dedication to providing value has enabled him to provide innovative, effective, tax efficient and timely solutions for his clients.
Dan started his career in financial services articling with a local accounting firm while he pursued his Chartered Accountant designation which he received in 1994. Following that time, he gained valuable business, tax and accounting experience with that firm and with Ernst & Young LLP until February 2000.
In February 2000, an opportunity presented itself where Dan could realize his lifelong dream of being a small business owner himself. At that time, he became a co-founder and partner of the firm Luna Clark & Associates, Chartered Accountants. Following 7 very successful years, Dan decided to move on and start another accounting firm with his long-time friend of 20 years to form the firm of Clark Adams, Chartered Accountants. In both instances, Dan was the catalyst for growing the firms due to his commitment to client service, “outside the box” thinking, innovation and his colourful personality. In June 2012, after 20 years of public practice, Dan called it quits leaving public practice and sought to gain experience in the private sector.
In the ensuing 5 years, Dan took on two different positions as Controller/CFO for two international companies. In that time, Dan gained a tremendous amount of experience including: international accounting and tax matters, corporate governance, legal matters, human resource and a whole host of other general business experience. Combined with the experience he gained in his 20+ years in public practice servicing hundreds of companies in a myriad of industries, he is fully capable of analyzing every aspect of his clients’ needs.
SPARK Investment, Tax & Insurance Services Ltd. is simply a continuation of the provision of Dan’s expertise to his clients. In January 2018, Dan acquired his insurance licensing in life and accident & sickness and is endeavouring to share his expertise again with the public in the provision of financial advisory solutions to address the needs of business owners, professionals and families. Specifically, Dan is focusing as a retirement and tax specialist.