About Dennis

Dennis R. Dowling is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Chartered Accountant – Alberta) and until April 1st, 2015 was a Certified Financial Planner.

Dennis graduated with honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University at Kingston in 1971. He articled with a national accounting firm in Kingston before transferring with the firm to Edmonton in 1978.

After short management stints in the banking industry and with the Alberta Institute of Chartered Accountants, he joined a local accounting firm and became a partner in 1983.

Dennis R. Dowling


Dennis worked extensively with independent contractors in his accounting practice between 1996 and his retirement in late 2011. As at his retirement, Dennis had a clientele that included approximately 350 corporate independent contractors. He accumulated over 14,000 hours of face to face meetings with independent contractors and has written numerous articles on independent contracting for his clients and one of the major information technology organizations. He has presented various seminars for prospective contractors and specifically for his clients.

Dennis was a co-founding partner of a national Chartered Accounting firm in 2003. He was the managing partner of the Edmonton office and chaired the national firm’s independent contractor committee until his retirement.