Rob Farrow, CPA

Rob Farrow, CPA, CGA (1985)

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Rob has been active in the tech community since 1987 when he worked as a financial reviewer with CRA’s fledgling Scientific Research & Experimental Development Program (aka “SR&ED” – pronounced SHRED) in Victoria.

Between 1988 and 2000 Rob operated an accounting practice in Victoria, BC – focusing on early stage technology companies. In 1998 he was one of a few dozen specialists selected from across the country to attend the Vancouver SR&ED Practitioners’ Sessions with then Revenue Minister Herb Dhaliwal. After selling the practice in 2000, he re-located to Vancouver and formed CFO 2 GO Financial Inc – a company providing outsourced controllership functions to early stage companies.

Rob joined PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (now “PwC”) as a manager in 2005. In 2009 he was promoted to senior manager – in their Vancouver Scientific Research and Experimental Development (aka “SR&ED”) tax practice. Working with PwC allowed him to ‘up his game’, working with some of the best tax professionals around and with a range of clients from large multi-nationals to technology startups – and everything in between.

He has participated on due diligence teams with PwC and 2 different angel groups (Keiretsu and e-Fund)

These days he lives on Pender Island and works primarily in Vancouver.  Rob is a CPA in public practice specializing in tax icontainer-art-with-dragonncentives for creative companies. However it isn’t only his clients that are creative. In 2011 his work was juried in to the Container Art Show at the Pacific National Exhibition.

While much of his work these days is with medium-sized and larger clients, he still has a soft spot for startups…




He  incorporated Analytics Inc in 2012 to allow him to provide affordable compliance and advisory services to local angel investors and startups.