Sheryne Mecklai

Sheryne Mecklai

PARTNER, MANNING ELLIOTT

Sheryne, a partner in Manning Elliott’s Tax Department, primarily focusing on estate planning and business succession services for Canadian owner-managed business in a wide range of industries.  She has extensive experience working on engagements such as complex estate plans, cross border assignments and Canadian corporate, trust and personal tax compliance.

After obtaining her Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, Sheryne began her accounting career as an articling student with a local mid-sized accounting firm. She attained her CA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia in 2002. Before joining Manning Elliott in January 2014, Sheryne worked as a Senior Tax Manager for an international accounting firm.

Sheryne has always had an interest in teaching new tax practitioners and students. She has been involved in the CPA In-Depth Tax Course as a tutor for a number of years and now as a lecturer.  Sheryne also teaches various seminars for the CPABC in the professional development program.  Sheryne has spoken at a variety of internal and external tax update sessions focusing on private businesses and the issues and changes they face daily

Sheryne is currently a board of the Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society.  Sheryne has served as secretary of the Parents Advisory Committee for Castle Park Elementary and as a manager for her son’s hockey team with the Port Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association. She also served as a member of the Grants and Review Board for the Ismaili community.

Outside the office, Sheryne enjoys spending time with her two active sons’ and volunteering at their school when possible.  She enjoys travelling and has the opportunity to visit exotic places such as Thailand, Bali, Singapore, Tanzania, and Kenya. She also enjoys reading a good book in her downtime.