Fran Beach

Tax Preparer / Bookkeeper
613-258-4949 ext. 112

Fran Beach is a T1 Tax Return Preparer here at Sheppard and Associates Ltd. She has lived in the rural surroundings of Kemptville since childhood, growing up in Bishop Mills and then moving to Heckston with her then new husband in 1979. In 1992, they moved to Hallville where they have lived ever since. Fran and her husband have 4 grown children. The youngest is currently completing her fourth year of university, the other three are working at their chosen careers as a registered nurse, a licensed plumber and an officer recruit with the Canadian military.
 
Fran earned an accounting diploma from ICS in the early 80's, as well as a certificate in Information Technology from St. Lawrence College in Brockville. In 1982, she joined the IT department of CRA and during her 20 years with the agency worked on design and implementation of many of the CRA applications supporting the individual tax and benefit programs. In 2002, she moved to the IT department of FINTRAC, a government agency dedicated to the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing. She retired from her position with the federal government in early 2016 after almost 34 years of service.
 
In early 2017, Fran joined Sheppard and Associates for the 2016 tax return season with her focus being the preparation of T1 tax returns - from the simple to the more complex. Something happened along the way and she continued working after that first tax season expanding into assisting clients with CRA applications and forms, as well as taking on some bookkeeping duties.