"You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing things with logic. True power is restraint. If words control you that means that everyone else can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass." - Warren Buffett
Wally is an essential member of the Pinnacle Family as Office Manager he helps ensure the team and office are running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. We are also happy to have him overseeing the Pinnacle Café as he is the mastermind behind the delicious monthly coffee special. Once you try one of his creations you will find it hard to believe he isn’t a coffee lover.
As a Payroll Practitioner, Wally takes great pride and enjoyment on assisting clients navigate the world of employees and is keen to see them succeed in being employers. He enjoys seeing businesses flourish by having the right people in the right places and an having them paid on time and correct every time!
Wally is a continual learner, recently working towards getting his Payroll Compliance Practitioner certification. Always keen to learn new things, he has dabbled in video editing, 3D sculpting, painting, writing, programming, modding, creating video game custom content, restoring car emblems, and baking tasty treats. He is always on the lookout for meals that can be made in a short amount of time with minimal prep.
His love of all things administrative led him from a nine year career in the financial services industry to an accounts payable role in an oil and gas company. The next step for Wally is to learn about personal taxes to add to his payroll knowledge. He is excited to join the Pinnacle team and looks forward to a fulfilling career with the firm.
When not working with excel and other accounting software, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two fur babies. In his free time Wally has a passion for miniature painting, reading, 3D printing, and a love of all things Subway.
Schooling and Continuing Education
Payroll Compliance Practitioner (in progress)
Oil and Gas Production Accounting (SAIT, 2013)
Canadian Securities Course (2003)
University of Victoria, Bachelor's Degree (2001)