Chris Marino

Senior Manager


An image of Chris Marino CPA, CA, LPA, in the St. Catharines office of DDL & Co.

DDL & Co. Area of Specialty

At our firm, my primary specialty involves delivering a wide spectrum of accounting, auditing, and tax services to a diverse clientele from various industries. These include but are not limited to Medical Practices, Professional Services, Hospitality, Real Estate and Investments, Indigenous Services, and other owner-managed private companies. In addition to the comprehensive financial support I provide, an integral part of my work involves guiding both individuals and corporations through the intricacies of tax preparation and planning. Through strategic planning and tailored advice, I am able to help clients understand their tax obligations and find opportunities to minimize their tax liability, thereby contributing to their financial well-being and business success.

What do you enjoy most about working at DDL & Co. in St. Catharines?

I most value the opportunities for personal and professional growth that our firm provides. I appreciate the opportunity to work with a diverse array of clients, each presenting unique challenges and learning opportunities. I am particularly grateful for the flexible working environment, which has given me the capacity to balance work and personal life effectively. Working with our team over the last 10 years, especially with partners like Tony, has truly been an enriching experience. Their mentorship has played a crucial role in my professional development. I also enjoy the nature of our work, as it enables me to utilize my skills and experience in ways that truly make a difference for our clients.

Why did you choose an accounting career?

From a young age, I was drawn to numbers and their undeniable logic. This fascination, coupled with my father’s career as an accountant, led me to pursue a dual degree in Math and Accounting in university. Being an accountant is more than just number-crunching to me; it’s about making sense of those numbers in a way that helps businesses thrive. I take great satisfaction in deciphering complex financial data and guiding my clients towards understanding the financial aspects of their business. This mix of numerical analysis, business insight, and direct impact on clients’ success is why I chose, and continue to love, the accounting field.

Inspirational quote(s) or idea(s) you live by:

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. – Steve Jobs

Favourite Hobbies:

Away from work, my hobbies revolve around outdoor activities. As an avid boater, I frequently enjoy navigating to a beach and spending quality time with family and friends. When not on the water, maintaining an active lifestyle through regular workouts is another pastime. Most importantly, I treasure any opportunity to share experiences and create memories with my loved ones, whether it’s during a backyard BBQ or a spontaneous outdoor adventure.

Favourite show:

Seinfeld is my favorite TV show. I appreciate its unique take on everyday situations and the humor that it finds in the mundane. It’s a classic that never fails to amuse, regardless of how many times I’ve watched it.”