Meet our team


Marwa Khallaf, MBA, Ottawa Kanata bookkeeping accounting tax servicesThe Cardinal team is led by Marwa Khallaf, MBA. Prior to founding Cardinal, Marwa worked in the financial sector for 10 years, as a financial analyst and accountant. She brings a broad range of experience, both internationally and in Canada, and her practical, down-to-earth approach to accounting services, reporting, bookkeeping, and personal and corporate tax preparation has helped all of her clients. She has worked with multiple sectors such as construction, events, nonprofits/charities, marketing, import/export businesses, IT services, and insurance, among others.

She is active in the community and volunteers on the finance and planning committees of local non-profits.


The team

The members of the Cardinal team provide excellence in accounting, bookkeeping and tax services to individuals, solopreneurs, small and medium enterprises, corporations and non-profits.

In addition to our deep knowledge of accounting and tax practices and systems, we pride ourselves on being problem solvers and solution finders.

Consider us your outsourced accounting department. This will save you payroll and overhead costs while, at the same time, allowing you more time to do what you do best: run your company.

We bring our experience and base of knowledge to our training work, adding value to many sole proprietorships and small businesses across the region.

Our team members are also active in the community and volunteer on the finance committee and planning committee of local non-profits.


What are others saying about us?

Cardinal Accounting, Booking and Tax Services is a fantastic resource for your full cycle accounting needs. Whether you are looking for a strategic accounting advisor, tax professional or somewhere in between I would not hesitate to recommend them. Independent consultants and small companies would do well to reach out to them.
Derek Wright, Business Development Agent, Allstate Canada, Ottawa

I am pleased to state that we have used the services of Cardinal Accounting during this past tax season 2014-2015 and were most pleased with their services. Their thoroughness in assuring the tax returns were completed in an orderly manner and forwarded to CRA on time made for a smooth process.
Daniel Charron, Investors Group, Ottawa