Vance has worked in the insurance industry since 2013, and prior to that was a partner of a national chartered accounting firm where he led the privately held business and high net worth area of the planning practice and was known for bringing a creative yet practical approach to various situations including transaction based matters (i.e. buying and selling business/assets, succession and estate planning matters, strategies using trusts, and overall burden minimization strategies). Soon after obtaining his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation he completed the CICA In-Depth Tax Course and practiced full time in this career since 1998.
Vance is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Canadian Tax Foundation and an associate member of the Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting. He is currently the chairperson of the Calgary Branch of STEP and a member of the STEP Canada Board of Directors.