Margaret Pearl Douglas, CPA

Certified Public Accountant and CEO, Canoville Consulting, LLC

Margaret Pearl Douglas is a Certified Public Accountant and the CEO of Canoville Consulting, LLC, a Hartford-based accounting firm whose purpose is taking care of the financial health of the small business. In addition to small business accounting, her firm provides individual tax planning and preparation and cloud-based bookkeeping services.

Prior to forming her own business, Pearl worked at several top accounting firms. Her most recent position was at Gelfand Rennert & Feldman, a business management firm headquartered in Hollywood specializing in the entertainment industry. There Pearl worked with renowned clients in the entertainment industry performing accounting functions and preparing tax returns for corporations, partnerships, trusts and high net worth individuals.

Pearl also served as senior tax associate at RSM McGladrey, a top 8 public accounting firm in New York City, and as accounting manager at Margolin, Winer & Evens in Garden City, Long Island.

Pearl is passionate about helping others and serving her community. Prior to her move to CT, she served for two years as treasurer on the board of The Edgemont Scholarship Council, a nonprofit at Edgemont High School in Westchester, NY.

After moving to Connecticut in 2016, Pearl began serving as a professional mentor to students in The Women’s Advancement Initiative at The University of Hartford, an organization that fosters leadership in young women; she served as a tax preparer with the VITA program, performing tax preparation for low-income families through The Village and United Way; and she was a seminar leader with The Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business, teaching new business owners about bookkeeping, accounting and tax planning.

In June 2018, Pearl was appointed to the board of The Women’s Advancement Initiative at UHART and now serves as its chair. She is also a member of the Connecticut Women’s Council.

Pearl earned a BS in accounting from Baruch College of the City University of New York and is pursuing a part-time MBA at the UConn Business School. She is a licensed CPA in NY and CT and a member of the CTCPA (Connecticut Certified Public Accountants).

Pearl is married for 24 years to Dr. Montgomery Douglas, chairman of the Family Medicine Department at UConn Health. They have two children, Jamila Rose, an incoming senior at UConn studying psychology and Omari Benjamin, an incoming sophomore at UConn studying political science. Pearl and her family reside in West Hartford.