A little bit about us

FNPC was founded in October 2010 and has been growing ever since. We are based in the heart of Wellington Village in Ottawa and love helping small businesses with their financial needs.

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Our Team

Firas Nasser
Firas Nasser, CPA, CA

Firas obtained his CPA designation in 2009 after graduating from Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business in 2007, with a designation in both accounting and finance. He started his accounting career working with a large multinational firm and then a smaller local firm.  These experiences enabled Firas to start his own firm in 2010, pursuing his goal of becoming a key business advisor to small business owners. Firas has built his firm around the vision of fostering a unique client experience through a down-to-earth approach, and a focus on building positive relationships. Firas recognizes the risks, challenges and rewards that business owners experience and takes pride in helping his clients meet their business goals.

Firas and his wife Alex live in Westboro with their three kids. Together, they spend as much time as they can outdoors, hiking and cycling, and participating in various other sports. Firas also contributes his time to a number of non-profit and charitable organizations in Westboro and Ottawa.

Amanda Ethier
Amanda Ethier, CPA, CA

Amanda joined FNPC in 2017.  She obtained her CPA designation in 2010 after graduating from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management with a Master's in Management and Professional Accounting in 2007.  Amanda grew up as the daughter of small business owners and understands the unique needs of her clients. After working for a large multinational public accounting firm, in the federal government and in the private sector, Amanda is happy to be back serving small business owners.

Amanda and her husband Nick live in Wellington West with their two boys, Sam and Thomas.  An energetic family, you can usually find them at the hockey rink or on the ski hills and trails through the winter, and up at the cottage during the summer.  Amanda is active in her school communities, both with her kids’ school council and as a Trustee of her own high school, Lakefield College School.

Manal Hawa
Manal Hawa, BA

Manal joined FNPC in 2017. Originally from Toronto, she attended York University, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1997. Before moving to Ottawa, Manal gained over 10 years of experience working at investment firms in Toronto and Chicago. Manal is surrounded by a family of entrepreneurs and greatly enjoys the rewarding nature of working with small businesses.

Manal and her husband live in the Ottawa South area with their three kids. Manal is active in her kids’ school community, volunteering in various roles, including the parent council committee and the school lunch program.

Jenny Smith
Jenny Smith, BA, BEd

Jenny started working at FNPC in 2020. She completed her post-secondary education at Queen’s University, earning a BA in French Studies and a BEd. She went on to pursue a career teaching primary French, spending the majority of her time working at a local private school. After taking some time off to stay home with her kids, Jenny is happy to be part of the team at FNPC. Jenny grew up at a family-owned marina in the Muskoka area, and was involved in their small business in many capacities.

Jenny has been part of the Westboro community for 13 years, and lives there with her husband, two children and their dog. You might find Jenny and her family searching for good books at the Rosemount Library, or cross-country skiing on the Kichi Sibi Winter Trail. They enjoy getting outdoors and exploring the many green spaces in Ottawa and beyond. Jenny has been involved in volunteering at her children's school, as well as with several other community organizations.