920 Tungsten Street, Suite 201
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5Z6
Tel. (807) 345-1890
Fax. (807) 345-2623

STV Chartered Professional Accountant is a Thunder Bay public accounting firm with a variety of clients throughout Northwestern Ontario and in the northern United States. These clients encompass a broad range of business and institutional activities including manufacturing, retailing, service, financial, not-for-profit and professional corporations. My practice is able to provide professional services to an expanded number of clients in a variety of ways including accounting, personal and corporate income tax planning and preparation, assisting councils and volunteer boards, government assistance programs and other business advisory services such as assistance with business plans and future oriented financial information.


Our experienced tax professionals will assist you in planning your affairs to take advantage of any applicable tax "breaks" that are available. We will also prepare your personal tax returns and electronically file them for you with the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency.


As with the personal tax return, our experienced tax professionals will assist you in planning your business affairs to take advantage of all available tax "breaks". We will prepare your corporate tax returns based on information from your company's financial statements and file them electronically. We can also electronically file information slips and HST returns that we prepare for you.


We will meet with you to analyze your retirement or estate needs and determine the best possible strategy to maximize your retirement funds or to distribute it to family through extensive estate planning.

Tax issues arise for individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts and for other entities. Where required, we will assist you in obtaining tax specialist services through our contacts in national accounting firms.



Companies today need to deal with their financial strategies on several levels, often under severe time constraints. This means that as their demands for leading edge transactions increase, they seek sophisticated strategic and business planning advice. As your company faces these critical financial decisions, we can help you consider different approaches that closely conform to your business goals and strategies. We will work directly with your management to assess your current position and future potential, define clear and attainable goals, and develop a practical plan to achieve them. With our strong financial background, we can help you obtain financing, evaluate financial strategies and assist in the formulation and presentation of financial packages to accommodate debt or equity placement.

Seppo Viherjoki has had 15 years of hands-on experience in industry with cash management. He was responsible for cash management of several companies with sales in excess of 200 million dollars.

Our background in hands-on management of businesses permits us to provide practical business advice in a very large area of business and administrative activity. We have experience in evaluating potential new business acquisitions and in the business related issues of family separation.

If computerization is necessary, we have been involved with computerization of businesses through the use of our staff or sub-contractors whom we supervise in doing this work. We are not committed to any individual hardware or software consultants so we can independently assist you in determining the best value in systems, equipment and installers for particular computer requirements.


We have developed a unique expertise especially related to Northwestern Ontario in developing sound business plans with our clients for the purposes of accessing government and conventional financing. We have many hours of hands-on experience working with our clients to enhance their business plans and internal financial budgets.

Our ability to assist in the preparation of these proposals is a valuable asset to our clients.



Our qualified staff can process your monthly accounting information and provide you with a set of monthly financial statements with year to date comparative figures.


As with the bookkeeping services we offer, we can prepare your Company's payroll for you. Included with this is the preparation of the annual T4 and other summary returns and related slips.


We have experienced staff that can offer you litigation support in the areas of accounting practices and taxation.

SEPPO T VIHERJOKI, CPA, CA, LPA - stv@vbkca.com

Seppo T. Viherjoki graduated in Business Administration from Lakehead University and became a Chartered Accountant in 1974, now Chartered Professional Accountant effective November 1, 2012, while articling with Clarkson Gordon & Co. Prior to joining the prededing partnerships he held positions as the Chief Financial Officer in a number of Northern Ontario companies manufacturing a variety of lumber and preserved wood products throughout Northern Ontario. His involvement with these companies caused him to initially reside in Sioux Lookout from January 1978 until November 1981. Prior to that and after obtaining his C.A. designation, Mr. Viherjoki spent nearly three years in a large automobile dealership as a financial comptroller. During his career prior to his return to public accounting, he was active in business acquisitions as well as on an ongoing basis in Finance, Sales, Labour Relations and Negotiations, and the acquisition of raw materials and has since been active in all areas of previous practices.

Mr. Viherjoki has traveled extensively throughout Northwestern Ontario for business purposes particularly in relation to the forest products industry and continues to be our main resource in this sector. He has also been active in a number of successful multi-million dollar business acquisitions.


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