About Us

Accounting Services in Durham Region by Ancan Business Services Inc.

Ancan Business Services Inc. was established in June of 1998, and incorporated in January of 2003. We have a large and quite varied client base, ranging from small home businesses to franchise chains. We also work with multiple charitable and non profit organizations, having the in-depth knowledge necessary to cater for the unique needs of such organizations. We are a rapidly expanding business, but it is essential for us to provide the “personal touch” that we pride ourselves on most. All involved at Ancan Business Services Inc. believe in the importance of a full understanding of the needs of each client, and strive to be a valuable member of YOUR team.

Ancan Business Services Inc. is located at 70 Park Road South in Oshawa (south of King, north of Bloor), but we are also more than willing to expand our services to the comfort of your workplace if this is required.

Ancan Business Services Inc. is a “full time” bookkeeping and accounting service in Durham Region: the hours of business are from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m, Monday to Friday. After hours consultations can be arranged by appointment if necessary.

Please feel free to contact us with any problems or questions – help is not far away!


Meet the Team

Nicky Grantham

Nicky Grantham

Nicky founded Ancan Business Services from her home in 1998. As Ancan has grown exponentially over the years, so has Nicky’s goals and priorities. Nicky is proud of the reputation Ancan has built and the loyalty of our clients.  Ancan has truly been built on trust and reliability.

Nicky began her accounting career in 1998 after attending the Accounting program at Durham College. Nicky continually upgrades her skills and attends annual, in depth tax update courses. This ensures that our clients are given the very best and current guidance, not only at tax time, but throughout the year.

As well as being available to offer support to our local clients, Nicky also enjoys the relationships she has built with our larger organizations, and spends a couple of days a week representing our business in the GTA.

Nicky has resided in Courtice with her family for over 25 years. While Ancan has grown, so have her two children. Her daughter, Lucy, returned to school and joined the business in 2012. When not busy keeping the office running smoothly, Nicky and her husband Richard enjoy their home and garden, grandchildren, and escaping  into the countryside by motorbike or car; depending on the weather! 

Lucy Milner

Lucy Milner

Lucy is our Office Manager and a full time book keeper and tax preparer at Ancan Business Services Inc. She joined our team in 2012. Lucy graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2005, and has continued her studies in book keeping and accounting through Durham College until present. Lucy takes special interest in small, local business and loves visiting clients in their environment to get a much more in depth feel into their needs and how their individual businesses operate. She also takes great pride in working with our multiple non-profit organizations, and thrives on really being a part of her client’s team.

Lucy has a passion for all things furry, and spends all moments away from her Ancan family, making memories with her husband, son, and daughter who is thankfully due to arrive after the 2017 tax season!

Samar Aftab

Samar joined Ancan Business Services as a book keeper and tax preparer in early 2017.  Samar graduated from Humber College in 2014, obtaining a 3 year diploma in Business Administration and Accounting. Samar has a wide knowledge and experience of small business accounting. Although Samar works closely year round with many of our businesses, she also has passion for personal and business taxation. Samar will be a large part of our 2017 income tax season, and is a great asset to Ancan Business Services. Samar brings intelligence and up to date knowledge to the 2016 tax year, as well as a genuine interest in each individuals income tax needs. Her kind and friendly demeanor make her easily approachable with any questions that you may have when dropping off your tax information. Please use her for her wealth of knowledge! 

During the year, Samar works extensively with our in-house clients, sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm. She likes being involved with our client’s accounting formats and systems and is very detail orientated.  

Samar has recently moved to the Clarington area with her family after years of residing in Toronto. Samar holds great value in family, and loves spending any time possible with her young nieces and nephews. She also enjoys a good book to relax. 

Nicky, Lucy and Samar annually attend and complete the The Knowledge Bureau’s  Distinguished Advisor Workshop in Advanced Personal Tax Updates to ensure that they are advised, educated and certified in all yearly tax updates issued by the Canada Revenue Agency.