Find out why our customers come back year after year to work with our team of bookkeepers, tax consultants and accountants for personal attention and expert advice.


Tax Filing Team at Pinkney Tax Services
Tax professionals serving Fort McMurray
[L-R] Ryan, Roz, Wanda, Cathy, Tina & Wayne

“Pinkney Tax Services was absolutely wonderful, prompt, compassionate
and efficient in assisting us in getting everything in order for the
Terminal Tax Return.”  – Lois MacDonald

“We hire only experienced tax consultants and bookkeepers, we make them better,
and than we do everything we can to retain them.”

Tina Guilfoyle, Manager, Pinkney Tax Services

Pinkney Tax Services

Unit A, 9903 Franklin Avenue

Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2K4


Senior Tax and Financial Advisor
Ryan Pinkney – B.Ed, Senior Financial Advisor

The Pinkney family moved to Fort McMurray in August of 1975 when Wayne accepted the position of Principal of the overflowing Peter Pond Junior-Senior High School. After 20 years as a school administrator Wayne took early retirement, establishing Pinkney Financial Services.

Ryan attended K-12 in Fort McMurray Public Schools and graduated from the U of A in 1997, with a B Ed majoring in mathematics. He taught math at the Fort McMurray Composite for two years. In 1999 Ryan left teaching to join Wayne at Pinkney Financial Services.


Ryan established Pinkney Tax Services in 2002, and moved both companies into the Pinkney Financial Centre in 2003. Wayne’s wife Pat, a retired teacher, spends much of her time quilting and traveling with Wayne.

Blessed with fourteen grandchildren they spend much of their free and holiday time with family. Ryan and his wife Farah are the proud parents of four active young boys.

Wayne Pinkney – B Comm., B Ed and M Ed.



Tina Guilfoyle, Manager of Pinkney Tax, has worked here since our first year in 2002, and has over twenty years experience in tax and accounting. After graduating from the College of the Atlantic with a three year Business Management-Accounting program, she went to work in St John’s, moving to Fort Mc Murray in 1993. She is married to Terry, and they have two children attending Father Mercredi Community High School.

One of Tina’s major responsibilities is quality control. During our busy tax season she must approve and then NETFILE every tax return we process. Every day she is in the office during the tax season, she meets with each tax consultant reviewing their most challenging files, and answering their questions. The fact that everyone of our tax consultants has years of experience makes this part of her job a little bit easier.

Thus our motto: “We hire only experienced tax consultants, we make them better and then we do everything we can to retain them.”

Pinkney-tax-bookkeeping-professionalWanda Blackwood was born and raised in Cornerbrook NL, where she completed a one year post-secondary program in Business Procedures. Upon graduation she worked with a financial company and then Cooperator’s Insurance in Cornerbrook. Having done some income tax while at Cooperator’s, she pursued this further full time in 1987 while off raising her first of three daughters. In 1997 Wanda returned to the Cooperator’s but retained her growing income tax business as a sideline until 2009, when she made the move to Pinkney Tax here in Fort McMurray.

While Wanda is here in Fort McMurray her husband Karl remains working in Cornerbrook, as do two of her married daughters, one having Wanda and Karl’s first two grandchildren. Wanda’s third daughter now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and one baby. During the summer the family regularly gathers at their cottage in the Cornerbrook area.

Wanda usually returns in early February and assists with the operation of Pinkney Financial during the busy RRSP season, before the tax season starts.

reception-bookkeeping-supportCathy Boland is the sister of Wanda Blackwood and was also born and raised in Cornerbrook, NL. Cathy worked as a doctor’s receptionist in Cornerbrook for 27 years, before joining Wanda in Fort McMurray for the tax season, in 2009. Unfortunately at that time Pinkney Tax did not need a receptionist but Cathy was able to get started as head receptionist at the Fort McMurray branch of a national tax company.  There she did a variety of jobs which after three years provided her with the appropriate training to make the move up to Pinkney Tax when our position of Receptionist opened.

In addition to serving long hours as receptionist, Cathy is in charge of all of our filing and caretaking, supporting our bookkeepers as well as sometimes assisting Tina our Manager. Some might call her our head cook and bottlewasher, or Wonder Woman, as she does it all.

When Cathy is here you can always count on a big smile and a true Newfoundland greeting when you come through our door.

Pinkney-tax-bookkeeping-staffSadie Docherty and the Pinkney family go back many years as Ryan was an elementary school friend of her son, and Wayne was the Principal of a school one of her sons attended. Sadie has worked in income tax almost and bookkeeping all of her life, and has many clients who come in and ask for her every year.

It just seemed natural that when we were opening a Income Tax business that we would ask Sadie to join us, she made the move and she has been with us since the start in 2002.

Sadie occasionally talks of retirement but then says she would miss the fun and excitement of the all out energy required to get through the tax season. In addition she would miss her colleagues, all of whom she regards as good friends, and she particularly enjoys Tina’s style of leadership.

Pinkney-tax-bookkeeping-professional“Roz” Rosalind Oram, her husband Duane, and two daughters moved to Fort McMurray in 2009, from Glovertown NL, where she had spent her last ten years working in an income tax and accounting business. Her first job upon arriving in Fort McMurray was here at Pinkney Tax Services, where she was hired full time bookkeeper to deal with income tax and bookkeeping and accounting matters. Roz tells us she plans on being here until retirement, which makes us very happy.

Roz’s work time outside the tax season is largely spent on assisting clients who are being reviewed by Canada Revenue Agency. This is a free service which we offer to all clients who are undergoing a partial or full review of their tax submission, and which is normally very much appreciated by the client. In addition Roz assists Tina our Manager as needed, as well as new clients who come in with tax problems to be straightened out, and doing  tax returns for new walk in clients.

We look forward to working with Roz for many years to come. Her bouncy personality is definitely a big plus for our work environment.

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Pinkney Tax Services

Unit A, 9903 Franklin Avenue

Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2K4


Organizations We Are Proud To Support

· The Keyano College Foundation

Keyano College Foundation raises funds in support of post-secondary education in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Keyano provides accessible programming that promotes individual and community development, improving the quality of life in our region and throughout Alberta.

· The Fort McMurray SPCA

The Fort McMurray Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals provides care and a safe haven for more than 1000 homeless, abused, and abandoned animals annually within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The FMSPCA was the first and remains the only not for profit, no-kill animal advocacy organization working in the region.

· The Fort McMurray Family Crisis Society

The Fort McMurray Family Crisis Society provides services for individuals affected by family violence. The staff and volunteers assist in rebuilding lives, acknowledging the multitude of issues facing survivors of abuse. In 1987, the FMFCS first opened its doors to Unity House; the complex had a capacity of nine beds. Today, almost 25 years later, they have 36 beds and continue to protect citizens from domestic abuse.

· Fellowship Baptist Church Soup Kitchen

The Fellowship Baptist Church Soup Kitchen provides a hot noon hour meal to the less fortunate in our community throughout the week.

· The Centre of Hope

The Centre of Hope is a daytime drop-in centre for those experiencing homelessness in our municipality. They provide programs and services for up to 200 people per week. Their goal is to assist the homeless in moving forward toward self-sufficiency.

· The Northern Lights Health Foundation

The Northern Lights Health Foundation was established in 1985 as the lead non-profit fundraising organization to support Alberta Health Services in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The NLHF raises and allocates funds to enhance quality health and wellness services for all residents of the region.

· The Fort McMurray Minor Hockey Association

The Fort McMurray Minor Hockey Association is a not-for profit society which governs the operations of all Minor Hockey in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. All hockey participants must be registered members of the Fort McMurray Minor Hockey Association.

· The Fort McMurray Public School District and The Fort McMurray Catholic Board of Education

There are currently 13 schools in the Fort McMurray Public School District and 10 schools in the Fort McMurray Catholic School District.

We are proud to support the efforts of various charities and organizations in our region. The list above may not be all-inclusive however it does represent the majority of our annual donations. We also regularly donate to several other charities such as The Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Canadian Diabetes Association, The Canadian Cancer Society and World Vision.

Pinkney Tax Services

Unit A, 9903 Franklin Avenue

Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2K4


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