Renee Bussey, CPA, CGA has more than twenty-six years of experience in public practice. She attained her designation in 1999, and her PALB license in 2005. She is the proud owner of Bussey Porter Hetu, Chartered Professional Accountants, located in St. John’s, NL, a network member firm of Porter Hetu international. Her firm consists of another CPA, three experienced senior accountants plus several support staff. Areas of experience include audit, accounting, taxation, management consulting and accounting systems design, office management, business planning and investigations.
Prior to setting up her own firm, she was employed at a senior level with several accounting firms in the St. John’s area. She has worked on numerous ACOA funded and INTRD funded client engagements in the areas of financial reporting, tax preparation and advisory, and management consulting. Her experience has a strong concentration with Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credits, as well as business plan preparation, budgeting, and financial forecasting. She has an extensive background working with many versions of accounting software.
She has served as a Governor on the CGA NL Board as Chair of the Public Practice and Taxation and Profession Rights Committee (2007-2009), and Chair of Audit Committee (2008-2009) of the Certified General Accountants Association of Newfoundland and Labrador and was an expert advisor for the Newfoundland and Labrador Angel Network in 2008-2009. Renee also served as a director on the Board of Directors for NLOWE (2009-2019) and as the treasurer for the Memorial University Campus Food Bank (2003-2023).
She currently resides in Seal Cove with her common law partner Terry. Between them both they have six children and six grandkids. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family at their cabin in Brigus