Russell became a registered representative with one of Canada's largest mutual fund companies in 1994 in the same year he was licensed to sell Life Insurance in the Province of Ontario. After spending two years with that organization, he realized that to provide his clients with the best service he would have to go independent and joined Professional Investments in 1996. In 1999 he was awarded his Certified Financial Planners License by the Financial Planning Standards Council. In 2001 he became a member of the Independent Financial Brokers.
Russell began doing tax returns for his investment clients and soon was overwhelmed with the demand as they asked for his help preparing income tax returns for their friends and relatives. He now owns Accuracy Plus Accounting and Tax services, with offices in Kingston and Napanee.
Russell Stewart has been providing sound financial advice to his clients for more than twenty-five years. Russell is a lifelong resident of Kingston; he is married and is immensely proud of his three successful adult children and five wonderful grandchildren.
Russ graduated from Ottawa Teacher’s College in 1970 and although he did not pursue a career in teaching, he did put the knowledge he acquired to good use. Mr. Stewart volunteered with the Youth Diversion Program for twenty years, a program that his wife Mary was also deeply involved with. They worked in the mentoring program, on the youth court committee, and together they hosted the inaugural session of the Rebound Program in Kingston. A program for adolescents that helps the young person to work on such skills as communication, decision making, anger management and conflict resolution. Mr. Stewart was also a big brother and a long serving member of the board of directors for Big Brother’s of Kingston, serving two terms as board President.