Daniel graduated from University of Toronto (Erindale College, Mississauga) with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1988 and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 2004. Mr. Downey have a diversified background with small to medium sized public accounting firms with experience in assurance services, corporate and personal tax assignments and excise tax, in diverse industries including real estate operations, non-for-profit regional and national charitable organizations, and franchising. Daniel hasworked with a large international firm (Ernst & Young LLP) as a Senior Staff Accountant Level 3, where he obtained the experience with a number of clients including non-for-profit organizations, real estate rentals, manufacturing companies, pension plans and investment trusts, and public company interim review engagements. Mr. Downey is currently a part of the HS & Partners family as a Senior Staff Accountant and his goals include continuing to learn and develop new skills, networking and meeting new people. Daniel is also originally from a northern Ontario railroad town north of Sudbury, Ontario and is an avid fan of the outdoors and nature in general. He is an uncle to six adult children and great uncle to ten and counting.