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Elaine Brown

Elaine began working at Brilliant Business Solutions Inc. in November 2015, bringing with her 10 years of bookkeeping experience.

Elaine has worked at a long-established business service office up-island for over 13 years, beginning in reception and the retail copy center. She began working as a

bookkeeper 10 years ago while taking online bookkeeping classes through Thompson Rivers University. During the past 10 years she has done annual, quarterly and

monthly bookkeeping for a variety of small businesses, including GST and PST preparation, as well as a wide variety of payroll preparation, and T1 preparation for

small businesses and personal taxes.

While the majority of her bookkeeping experience has been with Quickbooks Pro, she expanded her knowledge of bookkeeping programs rapidly with Brilliant

Business Solutions Inc., including Sage 50.  She is now a pro with Sage 50 as well!

Elaine is dedicated to providing conscientious service and meeting all government filing deadlines.

Elaine is also our T1 personal and self-employed income tax expert.  She has the "knack" of finding ways to increase your return!

We are lucky to have Elaine on our team.

Sandra Dutchak

Sandra joined our team in May 2017.  

Sandra brings with her a lot of experience in the retail and restaurant industry and also has experience doing bookkeeping in a law firm.

Sandra is proficient with the Sage 50, Quickbooks and PC Law programs.  Sandra is currently enrolled in a program to learn corporate tax preparation so she can take care of our small business clients when it is time for their year-end tax preparation.

Sandra's sense of humour and her dedication to providing accurate accounting records for our clients makes her a great addition to Brilliant Business Solutions Inc.

We are pleased to have Sandra as part of the Brilliant team!

Jan McMillan

Jan joined Brilliant Business Solutions Inc. in October 2017.

Jan has worked in the legal community for the past 30 years as a legal assistant and conveyancer and also has bookkeeping experience.

Jan is proficient with the PC Law program, ESI Law program and has a wealth of knowledge on trust accounting according to the Rules of Law Society of British Columbia's.

Jan is training under the supervision of our team to enhance her knowledge and skills with the Sage 50 and Quickbooks programs.  

Jan also is responsible for booking all our mediations, discoveries, arbitrations and meetings in the conference rooms that we offer at Brilliant!

We are happy to have her on board!


Mona Mahovlic

Mona joined our team near the beginning of 2018.

Mona moved to Nanaimo from Cranbrook to be near her daughter who is enrolled at VIU.  Mona has worked in law firms as a bookkeeper for the past 15 years.

Mona is proficient with the PC Law program and the ESI Law program and has a wealth of knowledge on trust accounting according to the Rules of Law Society of British Columibia.

Mona is a kind person who takes her work to heart!  We are happy to have her join us!


Denise Wood

Denise came to our team in June 2019 with a wealth of knowledge.  Formerly the Manager of the Nanaimo Curling Club for 20 years she is well organized, is passionate for what she does and takes organizing her files seriously!

Denise is well versed in the Sage 50 program and is open to and learning to utilize other software programs.

We are very pleased to have her on board!


Shelbey Dutchak

Shelbey is a highschool student who joined our firm in 2019.   Shelbey is assisting us in keeping our files organized while learning some of the "ropes" of our industry.  Shelbey brings a young fresh atmosphere to our work space and we are happy to have her come along side us!