Ellis Orlan
Partner, Accounting
"I always want to make things right for my clients, and my passion and attention to detail will resonate with you."

Practice Areas

  • Outsourced Business Services
  • Audit and Accounting


  • Healthcare practices (Residential)
  • Entertainment and communications
  • Manufacturing and distribution
  • Real estate and construction
  • Food and beverage
  • Professional services

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I am a Partner at Fuller Landau, and part of our team that provides traditional accounting and outsourced CFO services to small and mid-sized businesses and their owners.

My clients appreciate my detail-oriented, proactive, and timely approach to service, along with my unfailing ability to meet revolving year-end and tax-related deadlines.

In more than 38 years of public accounting I have accumulated a wealth of experience in providing audit and assurance services, as well as strategic business advisory and tax services across a diverse client base.

I am approachable, genuine, and sincere and make my clients feel comfortable through an informal yet professional approach. I thoroughly enjoy working with you through various deliverables and problem-solving engagements, and my clients know they can reach out to me any time of the day and I’ll get back to them expeditiously. Timely, accurate client service is my mantra.

I am pleased to mentor a number of staff members to ensure that they are continually challenged and progressing within their careers. I am an active member of Food and Beverage Ontario and also a member of the following Fuller Landau team:

  • Food and beverage committee, Co-Chair

Academic achievements, memberships, and professional designations

  • Board Member of Distinction, Reena Foundation, 2011 & 2012
  • CGMA Designation
  • CPA Designation (Illinois)
  • Silver Medal – Weightlifting, Ontario Junior Olympics, 1977

Community initiatives and organizations

  • Board Member, Reena Foundation
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Illinois CPA Society


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Fuller Insights

Top four tax and accounting mistakes made by entrepreneurs

Ellis Orlan • July 06, 2022

Let’s face it – as a business owner, your time is a precious commodity. You’ve got a business to run and grow, and your time is not best served brushing up on the latest business accounting rules and regulations. But accounting is an important function in every business, and any one of these tax or accounting mistakes

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Five financial accounting controls that every small business needs

Ellis Orlan • December 04, 2017

Small to Mid-sized Businesses (SMBs) are frequent sources of wealth, pride, and personal fulfilment. However, they are often viewed as ‘easy targets’ for fraud, theft, and embezzlement. For this reason, owners of SMBs should be particularly vigilant about their high-risk positions, their checks and balances, and their small business accounting practices. These 5 accounting controls

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The top six accounting and tax questions asked by small businesses

Ellis Orlan • August 01, 2017

Tax can be a worrisome topic when it comes to small businesses, particularly those who are relatively new to the game. To help take some of the mystery out of business and tax planning, we have answered the 6 questions most commonly asked by small businesses: Does Every Business File the Same Taxes? No. How

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