Joanne brings many years of experience in management and public accounting to Welch. Her current role is an Assurance Manager, providing consulting, advisory and assurance services to private and public sector clients.
Since joining Welch LLP as a Manager in 2019, Joanne has completed the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation and the Certified Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) designation through the Institute of Internal Auditors. She also attained the Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation offered through the Global Risk Management Institute, in conjunction with the Carleton University Risk Management program.
Joanne attained her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation in 2018, after exiting the workforce for many years to raise a family. Joanne graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Commerce, specializing in Management. Prior to joining Welch, Joanne held various positions in management, accounting & finance, and spent several years in the Canadian Armed Forces.
Joined Welch in
Bachelor of Commerce- York University
CPA designation- Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
CIA designation- Institute of Internal Auditors
CRMA designation- Institute of Internal Auditors
CRM designation- Global Risk Management Institute and Carleton University
Government, Risk advisory, Internal audit, and Private enterprises
Favorite quote/ Words of Wisdom
“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston S. Churchill
School council; community sports volunteer
Lifelong learning, reading, family time and gym time.
Favorite books (or authors)
“Grit” by Angela Duckworth
Most memorable vacation
Cross country (literally coast to coast) Canadian road trip: the mountains, the music and more!
Personal accomplishment/ what are you most proud of?
Despite an injury having ended my career much earlier than planned, I am most proud of having joined the Canadian Armed Forces.
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