About Shailene Caparas CPA

Shailene Caparas CPA is a Vancouver, BC CPA firm dedicated to church accounting services, tax compliance, and financial consulting. We work with churches in British Columbia and across Canada to establish transparent accounting practices, efficiently track donations, and comply with complex government regulations. All of our accounting and tax solutions are designed to keep your finances in order while planning for the future of your organization.

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Shailene U. Caparas, CPA, CGA

Shailene Caparas CPA

Shailene Caparas is a CPA, CGA who offers wealth of knowledge in accounting, finance, and Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regulations with unique experience in audit and in direct operation of churches. Shailene’s profound understanding of the internal operations of a church including compliance with government requirements enabled her to develop best practices on how to best help church leaders to improve their financial and ministry operations through professional consultation.

Shailene has spent seven years working at Congregation Beth Israel, a Jewish synagogue, and another seven years at the Anglican Church of Canada - Diocese of New Westminster as a controller and then as a Director of Finance. She serves as the subject matter expert for Diocesan committees and treasurers of 66 Anglican parishes on all matters related to financial accountabilities and compliance with CRA. She is also a former technical consultant and one of the authors of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada’s (CPA Canada) Not-for-Profit course.

A minister of the Gospel of Christ and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Assemblies of Canada (FCA Canada), Shailene has a unique understanding and heart for the needs of churches and ministries. Her mom, the late Aurora Caparas, was a pastor, a church planter, and a missionary. To support the ministries of hard-up missionaries and under-resourced churches in the Philippines, Shailene founded a Canadian charity, SeedCare International Ministries.

Since 2009, Shailene volunteered in progressive roles at the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), Vancouver Chapter and was the chapter president in 2015. She is currently the Treasurer of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), and sits on the board of Worldwide Missions of BC (2015-present), the Intercultural Community Outreach Resources Society (iCOR) (2021-present), United Filipino-Canadian Associations of BC (2015-present), and Canadian Bible Society - BC & Yukon District (2018-2021), Association of Filipino-Canadian Accountants of BC (2015).

Shailene studied at the Far Eastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy summa cum laude. She was privileged to graduate as One of the Top 10 Graduating students of the Certified General Accountants (now CPA) Program of Studies in BC in 2013. She completed the Non-profit Leadership Executive Program at the Harvard Kennedy School in May 2021. She started her career as external auditor at Sycip, Gores Velayo & Co (Ernst & Young Philippines).

When Shailene is not working, she loves to spearhead mission trips, spends time with family and friends, and enjoys Divine appointments.