Ellis Orlan is a Partner at Fuller Landau, and co-leader of our Outsourced Business Services team, which provides traditional accounting and outsourced CFO services to small and mid-sized businesses and their owners. Clients appreciate Ellis’ detail-oriented, proactive, and timely approach to service, and his unfailing ability to meet revolving year-end and tax-related deadlines.

With over 35 years in public accounting, Ellis has a wealth of experience in providing audit and assurance services, as well as strategic business advisory and tax services across a diverse client base, including food and beverage, distribution, real estate, health care, entertainment, and professional service companies.

Ellis is a co-chair of Fuller Landau’s Food & Beverage Committee, and a member of the firm’s International Business Committee. He also mentors a number of staff, internally, ensuring that they are continually challenged and progressing within their careers.

Through the firm, Ellis is an active member of Food & Beverage Ontario and the Canadian Franchise Association. He sits on the Executive Board of the Reena Foundation, and has served as a contributing author for both Futurpreneur Canada and FranchiseCanada magazine. In his spare time, Ellis enjoys hockey, travelling, listening to timeless music, and making people laugh. He has a fond interest in Volvo cars, and in case you think he’s just a boring accountant, be sure to ask him about his past accomplishments as a weightlifter!

Academic Achievements, Memberships and Professional Designations

  • Board Member of Distinction, Reena Foundation, 2011 & 2016
  • CGMA Designation, 2012
  • CPA Designation (Illinois), 1992
  • Silver Medal – Weightlifting, Ontario Junior Olympics, 1977

Community Initiatives/Community Organizations

  • Board Member/Treasurer/Executive, Reena Foundation
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Illinois CPA Society
  • Mentor and Blogger, Futurpreneur
  • Member, Fuller Landau Food & Beverage Committee
  • Member, Fuller Landau International Business Committee


Ellis Orlan

CPA (IL), CGMAPartner, Outsourced Business Services 416-645-6568 eorlan@fullerllp.com

Practice Areas

  • Outsourced Business Services
  • Audit & Accounting


  • Healthcare (Residential)
  • Entertainment & Communications
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Food & Beverage
  • Professional Services

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Fuller Insights

Top 4 Tax & Accounting Mistakes Made by Entrepreneurs

Ellis Orlan • January 29, 2018

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

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5 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 6 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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