Debbie Wong, CPA, CA, CRPC®
Vice President, Tax Consulting, Private Client Group, Raymond James Ltd.
Debbie joined the investment services business after deciding to focus her time on helping people with their tax concerns through value-added services rather than through a fee-for-service model utilized in public practice.
As part of our team of private wealth professionals, Debbie works with our financial advisors to guide their high-net-worth clients toward practical solutions to their tax issues. She has expertise in Canadian and U.S. personal tax, specific issues affecting U.S. citizens or green card holders, and cross-border tax (immigration and emigration). Debbie joined Raymond James in 2004 as the tax manager in Operations and then transferred to Private Client Solutions in 2013.
Prior to joining Raymond James, Debbie gained 10 years of experience working in public practice as an expatriate tax manager at a major international accounting firm, and articled at an accounting firm handling financial reporting and tax compliance for small business families. Debbie obtained her chartered accountancy designation (CA, CPA) in 1998. She also earned the U.S. Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) designation in 2018 to expand her perspective on the unique planning needs of our cross-border clients.
In her free time, she enjoys relaxing and travelling with her husband, and takes a particular interest in nutrition and fitness methods to age backward.
Heather Roche, CFP, CLU
Insurance Planning Specialist, Raymond James Financial Planning Ltd.
Heather Roche is an Insurance Planning Specialist for Eastern Ontario who collaborates with Financial Advisors to provide personalized solutions to clients concerning their financial, tax, estate and retirement planning needs.
Heather brings over 15 years of experience in the financial planning and insurance business, and has a proven track record as an established Estate Planner with a comprehensive approach to estate planning and insurance. Heather has been part of the Raymond James Estate Planning Advisory team for over eight years. Her focus is on developing financial plans for clients that incorporate insurance-based products and strategies, supporting financial advisors and interacting with clients. She works with clients from all walks of life and specializes in maximizing cash flow and retirement savings, in particular for clients who have corporations.
Heather is a graduate of Ryerson University and holds a Bachelor of Commerce. She is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), and life insurance licensee in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta & Nova Scotia.