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Join us as we showcase an interactive panel discussion with Chartered Professional Accountants who will share how the designation has helped them carve their career pathways!

  • Network with designated CPAs, employer representatives and other business students
  • Learn about the various career options as a CPA
  • Understand the requirements of the CPA professional program

Agenda

6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Registration
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Panel discussion
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Networking

Dress code: Business attire

Calgary

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Hotel Arts (Spectrum 3 & 4)
119 12 Ave, Calgary

Edmonton

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Fairmont Hotel MacDonald (Empire Ballroom)
10065 100 Street NW

Lianne DelarosbilLianne Delarosbil CPA

Lianne works for Imperial as a Controller and is a member of the Early Professional Development Program.

While in University, Lianne completed three, four-month summer work terms between Calgary and St. John’s, Newfoundland. She graduated from the University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business in April 2016 with a B.Comm major in accounting. She obtained her CPA designation in April 2019.

Lianne grew up in small town Timmins, Ontario. In her spare time, you can find her exploring in the mountains.

Azfaar DharaniAzfaar Dharani CPA

Azfaar Dharani is an Analyst, Rail Fleet TD&L at Nutrien Ltd. He is responsible for long-term rail fleet planning to manage product movement via rail based on forecasted demand. This is his first role outside of finance, prior to which he was an Analyst, Corporate Planning in which he performed monthly forecasts, prepared Senior Leadership and Board review material, compiled the Board Business Plan, reported on the annual G&A budgeting process, and provided financial analytics on all aspects of business unit and consolidated forecasts. All of Azfaar’s previous work experience has been in industry with the exception of a short tax term at a firm.

Azfaar graduated from University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business in 2015 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree major in Accounting. Azfaar passed the Common Final Exam in September 2018 and was admitted to membership in January 2020.

Kate SchillerKate Schiller CPA, CA

Kate Schiller is a CPA, CA currently working at KPMG as the Audit Develop Leader. Her over-arching responsibility is supporting team members from the day they start at KPMG, helping them navigate people matters, training, and career development.

Kate’s previous 15+ years of experience includes performing public audits, managing financial reporting at a large, public oil and gas company, and then back at KPMG, working in the small business practice as a senior manager and, most recently, a stint in the Human Resources Department. This combination of experience provides her with a diverse background to address the varied needs of team members throughout their KPMG journey. Kate is also the leader of the Mental Health Employee Resource Group at the firm and is heavily involved in wellness initiatives throughout the office.

In addition to her role at KPMG, Kate is a mother of two young children, enjoys travelling, and being outside with her family - preferably skiing, golfing, and biking.

Adrian SerbanAdrian Serban CPA

Adrian received his CPA designation in 2017 and most recently completed his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Calgary. He started working for a mid-sized public accounting firm after graduation, but quickly realized that his skills are better suited in industry and started with ATCO Group.

While at ATCO, he worked for ATCOenergy during its start-up phase, ATCO Group in the financial reporting department, and ATCO Power supporting the leadership team with information on the company’s performance. Currently he is with Wolf Midstream, where he is responsible for the general accounting functions of the corporate shared services group and providing ongoing support for the organization’s initiatives and process improvement projects.

In addition to his professional work, Adrian enjoys mentoring post-secondary students through Mount Royal University’s Harry G Schaefer Mentorship program and volunteering with CPA Alberta. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, travelling, and staying active.

Sharif AhmedSharif Ahmed CPA

Sharif Ahmed is a Senior Financial Analyst with Flair Airlines. He has led projects for finance business processes, risk mapping and design of controls. Prior to joining Flair Airlines, Sharif has worked for PwC as an Experienced Senior Associate and was responsible for managing audit engagements in a variety of industries including aviation, post-secondary, petrochemical and agriculture. Sharif also has six years experience working internationally for Chevron Bangladesh.

Sharif holds a BBA in Finance and Banking as well as an MBA in Accounting and Information Systems from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He wrote the 2019 CPA Common Final Exam (CFE) and recently obtained his CPA membership.

Outside of work, Sharif has been involved in campus recruitment activities, local staff council, and was a career development champion for the Bangladesh Chapter of XYZ Network. He enjoys networking, soccer, and travelling.

Ravina Grewal

Ravina Grewal, CPA Candidate

Ravina is a Senior Associate in the Assurance practice at PwC. Over the years she has worked on engagements for various industries including not for profits, automotive, utilities, pipelines and construction to name a few. In addition to her roles and responsibilities at work, Ravina is a part of the social committee and the United Way campaign at the firm.

Ravina was born and raised in Toronto but moved to Edmonton for her post-secondary education. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce in 2017 and continued her education by completing the Masters of Accounting program at the University of Alberta in 2018. She successfully wrote the CFE in September 2018 and is in the process of completing her practical experience.

Outside of work, Ravina helps mark cases with the Masters program, enjoys checking out new restaurants and travelling as much as possible.

Jeff HerzogJeff Herzog CPA

Jeff is an accounting instructor at the University of Alberta, primarily teaching introductory financial reporting. Jeff is also an Associate Session Leader for Capstone 2 of the Professional Education Program.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta, Jeff went on to complete his practical experience with Becher Munro and Company CPAs. Upon receiving his CPA designation in 2018, Jeff began to pursue a Master of Accounting degree at the University of Alberta.

Outside of teaching, Jeff volunteers with case competitions, various CPA Alberta events and QUEERFLEX, a local not-for-profit organization.

Jenny WoychukJenny Woychuk CPA 

Jenny Woychuk is a senior staff accountant in the Assurance and Accounting practice at BDO Canada LLP in Edmonton, Alberta. She has worked on a variety of assurance and tax engagements with clients in a range of industries including construction and manufacturing, agriculture, technology solutions, and not-for-profit. Before joining public practice, Jenny was previously the controller for four years of a mid-sized scaffolding company in east Edmonton.

Jenny is a 2015 graduate of MacEwan University’s Bachelor of Commerce accounting major program. She wrote and passed the Common Final Examination to obtain her Chartered Professional Accounting designation in 2017.

Jenny currently lives in Edmonton but she originally grew up on a goat and cattle farm near Willingdon, Alberta. When not at work, Jenny enjoys spending time with her four-year-old beagle Sandwich, hiking in the mountains, scoping out the newest brunch spots, and cheering on the Edmonton Oilers.

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