Joe Peterson


Knowledgeable & Funny

It should come as no surprise that Joe Peterson, with over 40 years of accounting experience, is extremely knowledgeable, delivering work that is absolutely accurate—a true veteran in the best sense of the word. What may be a little more unexpected are his warm attitude and genuine sense of humor, making him that rarest of finds: a funny accountant.

The level of Joe’s remarkable expertise shines through not only his work but also his ability to interact easily and professionally with his clients. After so many years of providing the highest level of service, it has become second nature for him to be hyper-organized and goal-driven, yet he also refuses to slip into complacency and continues actively seeking out new challenges.

Joe has established himself as a valuable and well-respected Esquire Group team member, working closely with the company’s leadership on crucial fiscal projects while meeting every deadline thrown his way.

Joe’s work experience spans both the business world and academia, including a 25-year tenure at Peterson & Associates—where, as President, he provided computer training to over 70,000 people across Canada. Before that, he held the position of CFO at Mohawk College as well as CFO at George Brown College. He is a CGA (Certified General Accountant) and a CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant), and he holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.

When Joe isn’t crunching numbers, he is usually doing yard work, spending time with his wife, or solving the world’s problems during his daily runs.