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Melanie Platt


Melanie joined Welch LLP in February 2023. She has over 25 years of experience working with the charitable and nonprofit sector providing financial accounting, auditing, and advisory services. She is a trusted advisor to her clients overseeing the process of audits and reviews, making recommendations on internal control and policy best practices, and ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

Prior to joining Welch, Melanie held a senior position with a large international accounting firm and was a leader in its not-for-profit assurance practice in Ottawa and lead many of its audit innovation and quality initiatives.

Melanie is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a Licensed Public Accountant in the Province of Ontario, and a graduate of the NFP Governance Essentials program offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors. She is also a board member of the Canadian Nurses Foundation and proud hockey/soccer mom.

In which year did you join Welch LLP?                                  



Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa     


Focused on not-for-profit organizations

What is your Favorite quote/ Words of Wisdom?              

Don’t stress over what you cannot control. Let it be and focus on being happy.

Describe any Community Involvement you have:              

Board member for the Canadian Nurses Foundation, Treasurer for my daughter’s soccer team

Do you have any hobbies or hidden talents?                       

Hockey/soccer mom, love outdoor activities, listening to true crime podcasts

What is your favorite book or who is your favorite author?           

Sophie Kinsella  

Describe your most memorable vacation:            

Anytime spent with my family

Do you have a personal accomplishment you are most proud of?              

Raising my son (19) and daughter (15) they are my pride and joy




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