Meet our team
Ben Dyck, CPA
Ben is a Chartered Professional Accountant who has been operating in the Lakeland area for over 15 years. He has always had a passion for finances and in 2006, he became a partner in a public accounting practice in Cold Lake, Alberta. While working as an accountant at the practice, Benjamin achieved an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree with his Certified General Accountant designation soon to follow.
In the years to follow, the practice grew and changed into Benjamin Dyck, Chartered Professional Accountant. Ben genuinely cares about his clients, their financial success, and has continued to establish himself as an accountant that cares in the Lakeland area. He has challenged himself to provide accounting services with accuracy and integrity.
Ben strives to be a better accountant by continually learning and expanding his knowledge base so that he can serve his clients and staff. Setting a strong leadership example, Ben fosters an environment of teamwork and community within the office. The office currently has two CPA candidates and has recently expanded our services to include Auditing.
When you need advice for your business, Ben is here to help. His experience and understanding of the opportunities and challenges in the Lakeland area allow him to see specific solutions for your business.
Scott Cyr, Accounting Manager
Scott was born and raised in Alberta and went on to complete a Bachelor of Management degree in 1999 with a double major in accounting and finance. Upon completion of the degree he articled with a Slave Lake Certified General Accountant (CGA) firm and during that time was made a Senior Accountant for the firm.
In 2004, Scott attained his Registered Public Accountant (RPA) and in 2005 started a practice in Cold Lake, Alberta. In the following years, the firm grew from being one of the smallest firms within the City of Cold Lake to one of the larger firms within the Lakeland region. It is our privilege to serve the region and have continued to grow as result.
On May 5, 2015, Scott took some time away from accounting and was elected as Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) of Bonnyville – Cold Lake. At the end of his first term in office, Scott decided to step back from politics and rejoin the Benjamin Dyck, CPA team as the Accounting Manager. His responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations, corporate financial statement and tax return preparation, audit department, and offering tax advice.
He is looking forward to finding solutions to simple and complex issues to reduce the tax burdens of our clients. When you sit with Scott you find that he is easy to talk to and more than willing to work through any tax concerns that you may have.
Dawn Perepelitza, Accounting Technician
As a CPA candidate, Dawn is currently progressing through the training and requirements to become a
designated Chartered Professional Accountant. With a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration,
accounting emphasis with honors, and many years of bookkeeping experience she has built a strong
foundation in accounting and payroll. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with clients and
co-workers. Currently Dawn is an Accounting Technician at our office, and when not at work, spends time
with her husband and two children.
Catherine MacArthur, Office Manager
Catherine joined the firm in August of 2010 and brings a diverse background of education and training. She has run a home business and a local retail business with her late husband as well as serving on several boards in a variety of capacities. Catherine’s passions in life include family, learning, staying busy and enjoying the moments she is blessed with.
Caitlyn Low, Bookkeeper
Caitlyn received her certificate for Accounting Technician through Portage in 2016, and completed her practicum at Benjamin Dyck, CPA in May of that same year. She has been working here since October 2016. Born and raised in the area, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, being at home with her dog and cats, and crafting.
Samantha Walker-Dean, Accounting Technician
Samantha received her Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Accounting from NAIT in 2018, and a diploma
in Management from Portage College the same year. In 2019 she joined the staff at Benjamin Dyck, CPA
and is currently working towards her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. She is a
proud mother of four children. In her free time, Samantha studies medieval history.
Heather grew up around Rocky Mountain House, AB and moved to the Cold Lake area 2 years ago. She graduated from the U of A with a Bachelor of Commerce before moving across Canada where she had the pleasure of working for a small local company in the accounting department. Heather took time off to start her family and came back to work for Benjamin Dyck CPA for the 2020 tax season. She worked for Benjamin Dyck CPA for two tax seasons before moving into the bookkeeping department