Photo of Barry Doerbecker, CPA, CA, LPA, EA (USA)


After more than ten years away, Barry returned to the Bateman MacKay team in November 2015. In his time with other accounting firms prior to his return, Barry performed various tax work with a primary focus on compliance, research and planning for all matters relating to Canadian and U.S. taxation.

His expertise in both tax systems has allowed Barry to develop a Canadian and American clientele base consisting largely of entrepreneurial owner managers, professionals, executives and their families. In addition, his experience with Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) claims for all types and sizes of organizations includes both public and private enterprises.

Barry obtained his CA designation in 2000 and enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service in 2001. He completed the CICA In-Depth Tax Course in 2004 and, in 2008, Barry also completed Part III of the CICA In-depth Tax Course. In addition to his focus on tax, Barry’s studies at the University of Waterloo included a minor in computer science.

This academic background, combined with his technically oriented nature, provides Barry with a complimentary skill set which he has readily applied to the accounting industry through his interest in the various accounting software packages available on the market for small businesses. Barry has a working familiarity with QuickBooks, Simply Accounting, Quicken, MYOB, Business Vision and more.

In 2007, Barry joined the steering committee for the Hamilton and District Tax Discussion Group, a joint effort between the Canada Revenue Agency, Ontario Ministry of Revenue and practitioners in the Greater Hamilton area to provide tax practitioners with tax information via the forum of breakfast seminars.

In his spare time, Barry is an ardent baseball fan particularly of the Toronto Blue Jays and has been closely following the team since 1977.