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Graham’s primary focus is on managing audits, reviews and compliance for Small Business and Not for Profit organization and providing business advisory, tax planning and compliance and financial planning services to his clients. He is a proven, problem solver who can identify problems, analyze issues and provide practical business solutions.

Graham Sweett CPA, CA, TEP



Graham attended St. Mary's University and graduated with his Bachelor of Commerce (Magna cum laude) in May 1988. Prior to university, he completed a two-year course in Hotel-Motel Restaurant Management at Dartmouth Community College.

Upon graduation, he joined the Halifax office of a national accounting firm, and obtained his C.A. designation in December 1990, placing second in Nova Scotia. In 1994, he joined the firm of Lyle Tilley Davidson and was admitted to partner in January 1997.

Professional Experience

Graham is a Partner with our General Practice Unit. His duties include managing audits and reviews and providing business advisory, tax and financial planning services to his clients. He is a proven, problem solver who can identify problems, analyze issues and provide practical business solutions.

Industry Sector Experience

Graham has extensive experience in the following industries and sectors:

  • Tire manufacturer;
  • Construction;
  • Credit unions;
  • Pharmaceutical software;
  • Fish and seafood processing and brokerage;
  • Property management;
  • Commercial and residential real estate development and rental operations;
  • Automobile dealership;
  • Various non-profit organizations;
  • Unions;
  • Insurance;
  • Trust funds;
  • Wholesalers;
  • Recycling facilities;
  • Retail;
  • Financial services;
  • Real estate holdings and investment; and
  • Professional practices including legal firms.

Management Consulting and Other Experience

  • Analysis of financial viability of business for Government lender;
  • Critical review of business operations and determination of recommendations for improvements;
  • Co-coordinated a presentation to new Canadians on financial, accounting and taxation issues;
  • Assessment of investment opportunities and advising clients thereon;
  • Preparation of business plans;
  • Income tax planning;
  • Prepared cash flow projections for businesses, including net present value calculations for business alternatives;
  • Assessment of operations of businesses in financial difficulty;
  • Assisted with the data gathering and reporting for a study on the aquaculture industry for the Department of Fisheries;
  • Assisted with the monitoring of a business placed in receivership, including preparation of a financial report for the bank;
  • Various presentations on business matters;
  • Various business advice and case analysis;
  • Assisting clients with purchase and sale of business opportunities;
  • Assisting clients with obtaining financing from various sources;
  • Estate Planning;
  • Human Resources Consulting

Professional and Community Associations

  • Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia
  • Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practioners
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Board Member – N.S Board of Dispensing Opticians
  • Pine Hill Divinity Hall - Treasurer, Chair of Investment Committee
  • Past member, Board of the Tourism Halifax Committee - 1991-1993
  • Past Member, Kinsman Club of Halifax - Treasurer, Past Secretary
  • Past member, Habitat for Humanity - Halifax Dartmouth - Treasurer
  • Past member, Barrington Street Business Group
  • T.A.S.A. Minor Hockey Association, Assistant Coach
  • Halifax St. Margarets Ringette Association, Coach