Biography – Alan Farber, CPA, CA, CIRP, LIT
Education & Professional Qualifications
- Bachelor of Commerce, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1971
- Chartered Accountant (CA), South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, 1974
- Chartered Accountant (CA), Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 1977
- Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional (CIRP), Canada, 1979
- Licensed Insolvency Trustee, Canada, 1982
- Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, 2012
Alan Farber Profile
Alan Farber is the founder and Joint Managing Partner of Farber Financial Group.
Since 1979, Alan has been a driving force in transforming the firm into one of the leading independent providers of financial advisory services in Canada.
Alan has assembled a dynamic group of people at Farber Financial Group who deliver exceptional results, provide responsive client service, and offer innovative, practical insight. He has built and led the firm through hard work and by exceeding client expectations, while attracting like-minded partners and staff. He has created a culture of respect and deep commitment to the firm amongst the staff, now totaling over 120 people in offices across the country. Passionately committed to the Firm, Alan has implemented progressive initiatives which make Farber a unique firm to work for.
Alan’s practice focuses on corporate insolvency, restructuring, and distressed financial advisory services. His commitment to responsive, practical results helps corporations, lenders, executives and their advisors resolve their issues.
Over the years, Alan has earned a tremendous reputation for his creativity, energy, and adherence to the highest professional standards. He has applied his considerable expertise to numerous insolvency and restructuring engagements in virtually every sector of the economy.
Alan is passionate not only about Farber Financial Group but also about his personal commitment to a peaceful, vibrant and sustainable society. Alan has been a generous supporter and active volunteer for many causes including the North York General Hospital, the United Jewish Appeal, the Canadian Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre, and the Koby Mandell Foundation.
Insolvency & Restructuring »
Preserving value in the face of financial underperformance.
Performance dips can be a normal part of a company’s lifecycle. Yet when those dips become a trend, businesses can experience value erosion, damaged credibility and a loss of stakeholder trust. To rebuild that trust, management must be willing to address the root causes of underperformance. Farber can help. With one of Canada’s largest groups of insolvency and restructuring professionals, we have a long history helping:
- Banks and other lenders to deal with under performing loans or investments.
- Law firms to provide clients in financial difficulty with financial expertise, strategic guidance and crisis management.
- Accounting firms that don’t provide insolvency services in-house or that have a conflict of interest, particularly as we don’t offer in-house accounting, audit or tax services.
Since 1979, we have worked with management, lenders, advisors and stakeholders to bring critical thinking, creative options and practical results to Canadian companies and subsidiaries of global enterprises operating in Canada—whether they need to pursue formal or informal proceedings, divestment or business realization.
I am very excited to announce that we have decided to embark on a significant program called Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Simply put, since we have had the good fortune (and worked hard) to build a successful firm, the time has come for us, as a firm, to “give back to our community.”
We believe Farber Financial Group has a responsibility to give back to the community. As part of this process we considered several charitable organizations whose objectives align with our beliefs, values, culture and what we stand for. We are pleased to announce that we have chosen Kids Help Phone as the organization which we will be supporting.
Kids Help Phone
Farber wants to have a meaningful impact on children in Ontario. Whether they are our own children; our neighbour’s children; the children of those to whom we provide counsel and advice, or any children in our community who are experiencing difficulty.
Every young person will experience sadness, frustration, grief and stress; how each is supported is what matters the most. From trouble with homework to dealing with loss and grief, from questions about sexual identity to thought of suicide, young people can turn to Kids Help Phone. No matter the question, no matter the problem – 24/7, 365 days a year.
Kids Help Phone’s mission is to improve the well being of children and youth in Canada by providing them anonymous and confidential professional counseling, referrals and information through technologically based communications media. Kids Help Phone is Canada’s leading youth professional counseling service. It helps kids, teens and young adults cope with overwhelming emotions, and build on their own personal skills and abilities.