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Impact Recruitment’s public practice group is dedicated to sourcing highly qualified public practice professionals across Canada. Whether your firm specializes in auditing, assurance, tax, or all the above, we have the expertise and knowledge to find the right professionals for any role you are hiring for.

For over a decade, Impact Recruitment has been recognized as a leading recruitment partner for public practice firms in British Columbia. Our client base includes some of the leading and most respected large and mid-sized firms in Canada as well as top public practice boutiques. Since 2017, we have continued to expand our services offerings to additional provinces – including opening a second office location in Toronto, Ontario.

Our industry knowledge, paired with an ongoing commitment to partner with industry associations and our proactive approach to recruitment, makes it possible for us to source roles of any level.

Canadian Tax • US Tax • Cross Border Taxation • Public Company Audit • Private Company Audit • Assurance • SR&ED • CBV • Consulting • Cybersecurity • IT Security


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Mark Fenwick

Vice President, Corporate Services

Mark Fenwick is a Vancouver-based recruitment professional with over 13 years of industry experience, providing temporary, permanent, managed service, contingent workforce and outsource solutions in both the UK and Canada.

Mark joined Impact Recruitment in 2014 with a focus on public practice recruitment and business development. Since then, he has played an integral part in the development and expansion of Impact Recruitment’s professional services teams. In his current role, Mark manages the team of recruitment specialists and business developers in our Corporate Services Division including the public practice group.

By prioritizing long-term relationships with clients and key industry organizations, Mark’s partnership approach to professional recruitment has enabled him to grow his team significantly, expanding into new niche markets and servicing an increasing number of clients across Canada.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology (Leeds University), a Master of Arts in Criminology (Simon Fraser University), and a Graduate Diploma in Law (University of Westminster).

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Colin Dolson

Practice Lead, Public Practice

As a Practice Lead, Colin Dolson manages a team of senior recruiters in our Public Practice group. Colin works with firms across Canada, connecting them with top accounting and tax professionals. His clients include some of the top public practice firms in the country, ranging from boutiques to leading mid-sized and large firms.

Colin has over five years of experience in employment services, having worked both for crown corporations and in the private sector. His dedication to building strong personal relationships enables him to fully understand his clients’ needs and support their growth year after year.

Colin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (University of British Columbia).

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Rochelle Parker

Senior Recruitment Specialist, Public Practice

Rochelle Parker brings over a decade of in-house and agency recruitment experience to Impact Recruitment’s Public Practice team. With proven success in the end-to-end recruitment process, Rochelle is skilled at creating talent strategies and candidate pipelines, as well as providing interview coaching and client engagement.

Rochelle holds a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management (University of West London), is an Associate Member of CIPD UK and has a Certificate in CIPD Level 5 (Human Resources Management).

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Leah Chapman

Recruitment Specialist, Public Practice

Leah Chapman works with Impact Recruitment’s public practice clients, sourcing skilled accounting professionals for their growing firms. With prior agency experience, Leah understands that being efficient and adaptable is a necessity in this industry. Working quickly to solve even the most unique hiring challenges faced by a client, she is dedicated to providing top quality service, which has contributed to her continued success placing talented individuals in exciting new roles.

Leah holds a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Political Science and Philosophy (Western University).

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Jacob Matkovic

Recruitment Specialist, Public Practice

Jacob Matkovic is a dedicated Recruitment Specialist, focusing on sourcing top talent for some of the country’s leading public practice firms. With a background in both human resource management as well as marketing, Jacob has a diverse skillset that sets him apart from his competitors and allows him to quickly and naturally develop a rapport with his candidates.

Jacob is committed to providing top quality service as he places highly qualified professionals into exciting new roles with growing organizations.

Jacob holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, concentrating on Human Resource Management and Marketing, from Simon Fraser University.

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Karina Ontaneda

Recruitment Specialist, Public Practice

Karina Ontaneda is a Recruitment Specialist with Impact’s Public Practice group. Her commitment to providing top quality service, combined with her strong background in coaching and mentorship, allows Karina to successfully connect qualified accounting professionals to exciting new opportunities with the country’s top public practice firms.

Karina holds a diploma in Political Science (University of British Columbia).

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In addition to placing highly qualified public practice professionals, our team has successfully assisted partnership groups through the succession planning process and has placed professionals into roles generating new revenue streams for our clients (including areas such as global mobility tax, SR+ED, and technology consulting).
  • Director of Tax
  • Director of Global Mobility Tax (promoted to Partner)
  • Lead – SR+ED and Business Tax Incentives
  • Director of Cybersecurity
  • Director of Technology Consulting
  • Senior Manager – Canadian Tax
  • Senior Manager – US Tax (promoted to Partner)
  • Senior Manager – Public Company Audit
  • Senior Manager – Assurance
  • Chartered Business Valuator
  • Senior Staff Accountant – Cross-Border Tax (promoted to Senior Manager)


Impact Recruitment speaks your language because we understand your business. We have the knowledge and resources required to screen and qualify public practice candidates, effectively. Unlike some of the other agencies out there.

Let’s get the conversation started.

Ready to start hiring? Email our Public Practice team directly.
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From Junior Staff Accountants to Senior Partners, Impact Recruitment can fill any level position within your firm.

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Our Recruitment Specialists specialize in specific niche areas. Their knowledge and in-depth understanding of your industry allows them to source top talent and rare skill sets.

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We staff firms across this great country of ours and we are a 100% Canadian owned and operated business. Learn more about our story.

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Our core roles are a focal point for continuous recruitment efforts and our growing networks. We work hard to know these professionals – even when you are not actively hiring – so we are ready to meet your needs when you are growing.

If your public practice firm is hiring for something unique, we will work with your team to ensure your needs are met. We are always open to working with you on your most challenging roles, for any positions you need to fill.

Our focus includes Canadian Tax, US Tax, Cross Border Taxation, Public Company Audit, Private Company Audit, and Assurance.

Public practice core roles

  • Staff Accountant
  • Senior Staff Accountant
  • Manager
  • Senior Manager
  • Associate Partner

Specialty roles

  • CBV Manager/Senior Manager
  • Consulting Manager/Senior Manager/Director
  • SRED Manager/Senior Manager/Director
  • Cybersecurity Director
  • IT Director

Have a role that’s not on this list? No problem! We can help you fill most roles in your organization (even non-public practice roles – check out our specialties page to learn more about all our recruitment services). We can even help you fill temporary or contract positions.

Reach out to our public practice team to discuss your hiring needs!

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We are proudly 100% Canadian owned and operated.

We’re ready to win you over, one quality placement at a time!

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