We Can Help You Build Your Career

Whether you are looking for a co-op placement or you are a recent graduate, we understand that career development is your top priority. Welch can help you build your career from the ground up. We will help you attain your designation, promote your professional and personal development through our internal development program (APEX) , our mentorship program and our leadership program, as well as give you the opportunity to gain experience working for different clients in a wide variety of industries from start to finish. Many of our staff began their careers as students and have moved up the ranks to Managers and Partners.

Peter Berry

Peter Berry, CPA, CA – Manager

When did you start with Welch LLP? I started full time in September 2010, although I did 5 summer work terms before that!

Your current position/group/any specialization at Welch? I am a manager. The team that I manage is very general doing both assurance and tax work for many different industries, including (but not limited to) real estate and not-for-profits. In addition to being a CPA, CA, I am also a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) and as such I do a lot of estate planning and I work a lot with executors of estates.

Best experience at Welch so far? It’s very difficult to choose just one. Since the variety of work is so great, no two days are the same and every day is new and exciting. I really enjoy working with clients, getting to know their businesses and helping them achieve their goals. The best experience occurs when a client has success and recognizes that the success would not have been possible without our work and expertise.

What do you miss about being in university? The free time! I didn’t realize it when I was in university because everything seemed busy, but I had so much free, unstructured time in university.

Alessandro D’Angelo

Alessandro D’Angelo, CPA, CA – Manager

When did you start with Welch LLP? Jan 1st, 2009

Your current position/group/any specialization at Welch? Manager – Assurance and Advisory – Technology Sector

Best experience at Welch so far? The great thing about Welch is the ability to grow with the firm. The firm encourages employee development and they foster and encourage employees to develop their skills and experience. Every year at the firm I have been taking on more responsibilities. In addition, there is a great work life balance/variety of work and overall culture. I also enjoy participation in sports leagues at the firm.

What do you miss about being in university? I really miss the social aspect and laid back lifestyle.

Jimmy Karabatsos

Jimmy Karabatsos, CPA, CA – Manager

When did you start with Welch LLP? I started at Welch as a co-op student in 2007 (Cornwall office) and 2008 (Ottawa office).

Your current position/group/any specialization at Welch? My current position is Manager and I have my CPA, CA designation.

Best experience at Welch so far? The best experience so far at Welch is being able to mentor and train new staff and assist them in their development through our APEX program.

What do you miss about being in university? The one thing I miss about university is the opportunity to sleep in on weekdays.

Youcef Lekadir

Youcef Lekadir, CPA, CA – Manager

When did you start with Welch LLP? I joined Welch in 2008 while attending the University of Ottawa.

Your current position/group/any specialization at Welch?  I work in a wide variety of areas from assurance engagements to working with NPOs and advising private sector, owner managed companies. I have worked in industries such as: energy, financial, industrial, information technology, services, agriculture, construction, healthcare, real estate, and transportation to name a few. I have also conducted and managed audit projects in North America, South America, Africa, as well as Europe.

Best experience at Welch so far? Every time I hear great feedback from a contact or a client.

What do you miss about being in university? I played for the Gee Gees football team for four years. The one thing I miss the most about University is the football.

Mat Irwin

Mat Irwin, CPA, CA – Partner

When did you start with Welch LLP? I joined Welch full time in 1997.

Your current position/group/any specialization at Welch?  Partner – Assurance

Best experience at Welch so far? Getting the call that I passed the UFE. It still feels good after all these years, plus it is great to see new candidates be successful.

What do you miss about being in university? The friendships that you gain over the four years.

Kathryn Hancock

Kathryn Hancock – HR Manager

When did you start with Welch LLP? June 2015!  I’m brand new to Welch, but not accounting firms.

Your current position/group/any specialization at Welch?  HR Manager

Best experience at Welch so far? Although I have only been here for a short time, it already feels like a couple of years!  The employees of Welch are warm and welcoming.  It is a busy environment and due to the size of the firm, a lot of variety.

What do you miss about being in university?  I had no idea how good I had it at University.  Enjoy life in a bubble while you can!