About us

Volution

A rolling or revolving motion. Our firm is named Volution as it is our goal to operate our business in a fluid manner, constantly adapting and moving to meet our clients ever changing accounting needs.

Mission

  • Our firms focus is our uniquely entrepreneurial approach
  • We’re not just about the numbers, we take the time to institute inovative business advisory and tax strategy services.
  • Our goal is to establish a relationship with our clients that enable us to help maximize your business and add value.
  • The finer points are important. This is why, year after year, you will work with the same people – committed staff who take the time and effort to understand your business and your goals.

Leadership Group

Alain Nobert, CPA, CA

Alain Nobert is a Partner and has practiced exclusively in income tax matters for over 15 years and is considered an income tax specialist amongst his peers. Alain specializes in domestic tax planning for corporations, corporate groups, and individuals and has advised on a wide range of tax planning, including tax structuring on the purchase and sale of a business, corporate reorganizations, business combinations and divestitures, and estate planning for high net worth individuals.

Alain has served as an expert witness in Court on matters involving taxation and has lectured and taught on a multitude of tax planning topics. Alain maintains his income tax specialty through continual research of the Income Tax Act, Court proceedings, and a host of other tax planning books, newsletters and updates.

Alain has completed the CICA In-depth Taxation course, regularly attends provincial and national tax conferences, and is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, an independent tax research organization who promotes the understanding of the Canadian tax system through research, analysis, and debate.

Kristie Ulrich, CPA, CA, TEP

Kristie Ulrich is a Partner and had worked exclusively in the area of taxation since 2006, until 2014, when she bridged the gap between taxation and assurance to provide one on one business and tax planning to our corporate and individual clients. Kristie specializes in corporate reorganizations, trusts and estates, succession planning, as well as personal and corporate tax planning services. She is particularly adept in providing tax minimization strategies that reduce income taxes and provide sound business practices.

Kristie’s focus is on the resolution of complex tax issues for agriculture clients, high net worth individuals, and small to medium sized enterprises. She advises on all aspects of Canadian taxation and works together with her clients to provide customized tax solutions for her clients to keep their businesses competitive and profitable. Kristie has completed the CICA In-depth Taxation course and is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, an independent tax research organization who promotes the understanding of the Canadian tax system through research, analysis, and debate. Kristie is also a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and in 2014, received her TEP designation after graduating from the STEP Canada Diploma program.

Gordon Jong, B.Sc., B.Mgt., FCPA, FCA

Gordon is a Partner and has practiced for over thirty years, focusing on Physicians and owner managed businesses. He was born a west coaster, but came to Lethbridge to attend the University of Lethbridge where he obtained both his Bachelor of Arts & Science and Bachelor of Management degrees. Gordon articled with a local chartered accounting firm and obtained his CA designation in 1986.
In 1991 he purchased an interest in a local practice which started his entrepreneurial career. Gordon joined Volution, LLP in January 2015 as a Partner. Gordon has been very active in the community and amongst other positions, is the past Chairman of the Board of Governors for both the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge Community College.

John Van Liere, CPA, CA

John is a Partner and specializes in Agriculture and small to medium sized business as well as personal tax. As a life-long entrepreneur himself he has much to offer his clients.
In January 2000, John started articling at a local accounting firm, and wrote the final UFE exam in 2002. In 2005, John started his own local public accounting firm and in November 2015, he and a number of staff joined Volution and continue to service all of his clients in Lethbridge and surrounding areas.
John and his wife Ilien have 5 beautiful children – Shantel, Levi, Carter, Jasmine and Nicholas. Prior to marriage, John’s hobbies included judo, hunting, restoring a 1944 International pick-up, hockey, soccer, motor-biking, etc. Subsequent to marriage priorities have changed to spending time with the family including biking, swimming, skating, hiking, working on the acreage, etc. and traveling to Iowa on a regular basis to visit the large extended family living there.

Chris Prawdzik, CPA, CA

Chris is a Partner and a graduate of the University of Lethbridge where he obtained his Bachelor of Management degree. Chris spent the next 10 years as a commercial banker for a national financial institution. Looking for a new challenge, Chris enrolled in the Chartered Accountant School of Business and began articling with Jong & Company Chartered Accountants. He successfully challenged the unified final exam and received his CA designation in 2010.

As part of Jong & Company, Chris joined Volution, LLP in January 2015 as a senior manager. As a partner, Chris is dedicated to building lasting relationships which are a key part of client satisfaction and the future growth of the firm.

Associate

Jody Moltz, CA, CFE

Jody joined Volution, LLP as an associate in July 2012. Prior to joining Volution, LLP, Jody worked as a sole practitioner in an associated firm of chartered accountants in Lethbridge for 10 years. Preceding that, she articled with a local chartered accounting firm and obtained her CA designation in 1994.

Jody has over 20 years of experience with small to medium-sized owner-managed businesses. Jody consults on all aspects of business, from bookkeeping and payroll assistance to tax planning and advice for individual and corporate clients. Jody works with her clients to understand and improve their businesses and ensure statutory requirements are met. Jody is known for taking the time to educate and train her clients and understand their businesses. She services a wide range of clientele, including those in the restaurant/food industry, manufacturing, retail and service industries, construction/real estate industries, oilfield service industries, insurance industry, as well as not for profit entities.

Jody became a Certified Fraud Examiner in 2000 through the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Her past work in this field includes detailed internal control and inventory systems reviews, employee fraud investigations relating to payroll, payables, and misappropriation of cash, and investigations into trust account irregularities.

Career Opportunities With Volution

There are currently no advertised positions.