The failure rate for small businesses in Canada are approximately:

By year 1 15% of businesses fail

By year 2 30% of businesses fail

By year 5 50% of businesses fail

Also the business owners that do stay in business often don't get paid fairly for their efforts and end up paying too much tax. We believe the reason for this is because businesses:

1. Don't have a plan

​2. Don't know their numbers

3. Don't have anywhere to turn for comprehensive guidance

We believe these odds and these circumstances are unnecessary. Thus our mission is to help business owners:

1. Plan
2. Quantify
3. Analyze
4. Prosper

We believe the accountants job does not end with preparing annual financial statements and the required tax returns. The true measure of success for an accountant is to help the business owner succeed in business and minimize tax. 


​10207 111 Street Edmonton

August 2011

Josh Spurrell Professional Corporation incorporates and begins operating as a sole practitioner in Edmonton from Scotia Tower

March 2012

The firm hires a second team member

April 2012

Begins to digitally process payroll and payables for clients using electronic cash disbursement software

January 2013

Introduced a cloud server to collaborate on QuickBooks Desktop files in real time, concurrently with clients

July 2015

Re-brands to Spurrell & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants to reflect the merger of the 3 Canadian accounting designations and our growing team

May 2015

Begins using web based QuickBooks Online to replace the QuickBooks Desktop files hosted in the cloud

August 2015

Purchases commercial space and moves to Railtown in Edmonton for more space for the growing team and better parking for guests

January 2016

Team completes QuickBooks Online advanced certification program and the firm is designated as a "Platinum Level ProAdvisor Firm"

March 2017

Deploys 9 monitor team workstations to facilitate improved collaboration between teams and improve speed 

April 2017

Institutes flat fee monthly billing to encourage more client interaction and facilitate implementing automated systems for clients

December 2017​

The firm has grown to 10 staff members

Team work stations introduced in March 2017