Meet Justin, CPA, CA, Manager at Clearline CPA

By Justin McLaughlin, CPA, CA, Manager at Clearline


Justin, Clearline, VancouverI was born and raised in the Greater Vancouver area, and my first love is playing sports: from running, to golf, to rugby, to hockey… you name it, I’ll play it!


My love for sports helped me to earn a scholarship to play hockey at Lindenwood University, where I played defense for three years. I enjoyed travelling across the US to remote places I would never go, even if it was on a bus.


I also loved the challenge of keeping up with my studies while keeping up with a hectic athletic schedule. While completing my Bachelor’s, I took a keen interest in business, and went on to earn a Master’s in Business Administration. I also worked as a staff accountant at the university’s accounting office.


I got designated as a CA, CPA in 2015, and just before I joined Clearline, I was leading assurance engagements for not-for-profit organizations and small businesses at a mid-sized accounting firm in the Tri-cities area. I’m looking forward to sharing my assurance experience with Team Clearline and guiding our assurance students in their field work.


Outside of the office, you can find me still living the hockey dream playing men’s league (Beer league) at a local arena, there’s still a chance right?