About Us

Letter from the Founders

Over the years, we’ve witnessed firsthand the challenges that people face managing their finances to meet their life’s ambitions.  We’ve seen many courageously take matters into their own hands by starting a business -- a decision designed to have greater control over finances, work hours, and unlimited potential. 

But each business reaches a point where the “money stuff” robs its owner of the autonomy and time they once sought. 

That’s where we come in. 

We started NowCPA because we believe that owning a business can ultimately enrich your life and unleash your potential. We’ll remove tasks from your plate, take care of your filings, help you understand where you’re really at, and guide you through each "next step" of where you'd like to go. 

Because to us, your future is NOW.

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Family Focus

We treat you like family and encourage healthy work-life balance for our team and our clients.

Modern Work Philosophy

No “billable hour” tracking, plenty of time off, and a reasonable workload.


We are honest with ourselves, our co-workers, and our clients.

Our Team

Medicine Hat Accountants & Business Professionals Serving all of Alberta

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Byron Johnson, MSc, CPA, CA


Byron is a CPA with an impressive background in the financial industry. His experience as a controller, operations manager, and investment advisor has enabled him to develop the knowledge and expertise needed to provide excellent service to his clients. His commitment to excellence has been recognized with the Award of Excellence, given to the top 1% of financial advisors by the Canadian Securities Institute. With his dedication to providing the best possible service, Byron co-founded NowCPA to help individuals and businesses reach their financial goals.

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Jonathan McClung, CPA


Jonathan is a CPA and co-founder of NowCPA. He has devoted his career to helping business owners find success by providing them with effective tools, knowledge, and skills. Jonathan has implemented and equipped countless businesses with spreadsheets, technology and resources to help them succeed. He has even brought his tax knowledge to the classroom to teach aspiring accountants at Medicine Hat College. Before his time as an accountant, Jonathan had considered careers in counselling, teaching, and technology, but he found that accounting was the perfect combination of all three.


Gail Ukalchuk

Office Administrator

Gail is an experienced Office Administrative Assistant with 25+ years of experience in various accounting offices. She takes great joy in helping people find simple solutions to the complexities of tax administration, and loves the diversity of the field. After 25 years of marriage, Gail and her husband are celebrating the journey of their daughter, who is currently pursuing an Education degree. Gail is also actively involved in her local church, where she volunteers as Treasurer on the Board of Directors. When Gail is not offering service to others, she enjoys camping, boating, and spending time with family and friends.

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Elizabeth Hazell

Accounting Technician

Elizabeth is an enthusiastic recent graduate of the Accounting & Payroll program at CDI College. She is excited to embark on a new career in accounting and to continue her education and experience with NowCPA. Elizabeth has always wanted to be part of a reputable profession and is looking forward to what the future holds. When she isn't at work, Elizabeth loves to solve puzzles and spend time with family and friends.


Kiera Paterson

Accounting Technician

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Ashtyn Street

Accounting Technician

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Becky Carlson

Client Delight & Marketing Specialist

Becky is a marketing whiz with 5 years of marketing and senior management experience, in which time she placed the majority of her focus on digital, content, and product marketing as well as graphic design and business development. Over the years, Becky has successfully juggled  streamlining business operations while executing on essential marketing campaigns for record-breaking success. She has created countless successful campaigns from launching skincare brands to developing comprehensive employee training programs in a range of industries. Aside from being a marketing specialist, Becky has a passion for psychology and is working on completing her Bachelor of Psychology degree.

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What Makes
Us Different

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We’re not just bookkeepers, We’re CPAs

As CPAs we are regulated and continue our education every year to be familiar with changes in tax and industry so we are equipped to provide guidance and make recommendations beyond what a typical bookkeeper could do. Having a CPA on your side ensures quality.

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We Think Like Business Owners

We do more than just handle your books. Our Medicine Hat accountants are proactive in helping you reach your business and financial goals year-round (and want to see you and your business succeed!).

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We Show & Teach

It’s not just about doing things for you, it’s about helping you understand what we’re doing and why so we can equip you with the right tools for success.

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We Embrace The Future

We’re always investigating the latest technology so that we can do more to serve you. Our innovative and progressive approach applies to everything in our firm.


Jonathan helped us through 2 very complicated tax and corporate years for 3 different companies. I am 62 and have done my bookkeeping a certain way for years. With much patience, Jonathan helped me transition into the modern era of banking and record keeping with some great ideas & personal help. In short, he has helped me move away from bookkeeping so that I can now be better spend my time on other projects and have more time away from the office. As well, Jonathan took the time to truly know my business so that he knew how to best advise me on some tax saving strategies and to suggest some tools to help us with bookkeeping efficiencies that others have not ever suggested. He is not the typical see you at year-end accountant. He has continued to reach out to us on a regular basis to see how things are going & to offer help. This is largely due to his all inclusive monthly fee structure (brilliant idea - I really really like). more unknown or surprising year end accounting bills.

Michael McClung

NowCPA Client

Just when you think all accountants are the same, you meet Byron! He, along with his team have served us well above and beyond our expectations with our personal financial needs as well as excelling our business.

Byron's desire to see you - and your companies - succeed is apparent as he is very attentive to understand your goals and aspirations, and then exceeds your expectations by getting you there with his vast meticulous understanding of his industry.

Thanks for the last 20+ years of personal and business insight and look forward to continuing on with you!

Ash & Chantae Johnson

NowCPA Client

I am new to [NowCPA]. I was impressed with their excellent service and communication. Had the taxes done in record time. Jonathan worked on my file, he is a perfect combination of personable and professional.

Blake Hyde

NowCPA Client

Jonathan was very knowledgeable and helpful with several complicated tax situations; his expertise was much appreciated and ended up saving us lots of money this year. Thank you for your hard work, dedication, being willing to call and personally answer tax questions and for being so pleasant to work with!

Cory McClung

NowCPA Client

Byron is very thorough and tries to do the best possible thing to get the most returns on your income tax. He calls to clarify and is super helpful to give you hints to help get things organized for your next years return.

Dana Martens

Former NowCPA Client

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