Management Team

Management Team

  

Dion Staple, FCCA, FCA

The Firm’s Senior Partner, Dion Staple, has a distinguished professional career which spans over 15 years. During this period he has held senior positions in a ‘Big 4’ professional service firm and has several certifications with the United Kingdom based Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and the United States based American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA).Mr. Staple brings to the firm’s clients a wealth of professional experience in various industries with a proven and acknowledged track record for delivering quality value- added services through excellent analytical skills and business knowledge.  He has also established himself as a technically authoritative professional with training in United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (USGAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Standards on Auditing (ISA).  Dion is a member of the Public Accountancy Board of Jamaica, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) and the ACCA.

 

Patrick Galbraith, FCA, ADIT, B.Sc.

Patrick Galbraith is the Director of Taxation who has over 21 years of Tax Audit experience in Taxation. He worked as a government tax auditor/special tax investigator, and was also a Manager for 6 years at a ‘Big 4’ professional service firm. Mr. Galbraith commands a diverse background in providing tax services to several sectors - private companies, public companies, government and non-profit entities. Mr. Galbraith is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ). He also holds the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT), a specialist advanced qualification in international and cross border taxation. Mr. Galbraith also holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Management Studies from the University of the West Indies and a Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Technology (formerly C.A.S.T.). 

Marrio Blake, CA, MBA, BBA

Marrio Blake is the Director of Business Advisory at DGS who brings to the Firm’s clients over 14 years of accounting and auditing experience, with 10 years at the management level.  His experience includes conducting due diligence exercises, business valuation, business sale/acquisition negotiations, preparing and analyzing financial statements along with the restructuring and management of several accounting departments. Mr. Blake also lectures part time at the ACCA level and the master’s level at the University of the West Indies. Mr. Blake is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) and an affiliate of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA).  His academic qualifications also include a Masters in Business Administration, a Bachelors degree and a Diploma in Business Administration – (Accounts Major) from the University of Technology, Jamaica.

Alicia Dyer

Alicia Dyer is an ACCA Affiliate after completing all 14 ACCA examinations over a 3 years period in which she won the Foundation Level Award after securing the highest score in Jamaica. She has been with the firm since 2009 where she has gained vast experience in several industries including public sector, financial services, construction, manufacturing and distribution. She is now the Manager of Accounts/Audit within the Firm structure and is a typical success story of the Firm's recruitment strategy of employing and training of young, bright and talented persons as part of its succession planning process. 

Donald Smith B.Sc., CISA

Donald Smith is the Firm’s Senior Information Systems Officer and has over 7 years of IT and computing experience. Donald’s experience with Information Systems extends to IS Audits and he has worked on several engagements since joining the Firm. He has experience using several audit software tools in addition to working knowledge of several accounting software. Mr. Smith is also efficient in drafting IT related policies and risk management policies for organisations. Donald’s academic qualifications include a Bachelors of Science Degree (B.Sc.) in Computer Science from the University of the West Indies, as well as the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Qualification from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

 

 

 

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