Barb MacMillan

CPA, CGA
Senior Manager
Ottawa

“The people are the best part of my job. I’ve been so fortunate in the people that I’ve been assigned to work with and the clients whose work I do.”

Barbara MacMillan currently leads the Ottawa Bookkeeping Services group. She also serves clients in the private and not-for-profit sectors including the construction and commercial real estate industries.

Barbara began working with Welch in 1980. She left to work in the private sector at Modern Mechanical Limited and then Colonnade Developments (a related company) as controller from 1986-1996 and returned to Welch in 1996. Barbara completed her Bachelor of Sacred Literature, Canadian Nazarene College prior to completing the requirements for her Certified General Accountant designation in 1986.

Quick Facts

Associations

Certified General Accountants Association of Canada; Certified General Accountants Association of Ontario

Specialties

Bookkeeping, Construction and commercial real estate

Favorite quote/ Words of Wisdom

As you would that people do to you, do even so to them” – The Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12) (Treat others as you want to be treated)

Community involvement

Past treasurer of Bridlewood Community Church of the Nazarene (after 6 years)

Hobbies/ talents

Baking, sewing, reading, tole painting

Favorite books (or authors)

CS Lewis in both fiction and non-fiction; assorted mind candy including historical romance.

Most memorable vacation

Scotland in 2007. My ancestors came from Scotland and it was almost like going home when I flew in. The people, the land, the history all contributed to a wonderful vacation – I even slept in a castle hotel one night and drove from Aberdeen up to the Orkney Islands and back (went by ferry to the islands). Great time – I highly recommend it – if you go, try authentic sticky toffee pudding.

Favorite movie

I’m a “chick flick” fan, so things like “Love Story”, “The Way we Were” etc. I’m pretty partial to any version of “A Christmas Carol” especially the Muppets’ version.

Personal accomplishment/ most proud of?

I think obtaining my CGA designation is the accomplishment that I’m most proud of. I had been out of school for several years and took all the courses at night school while still working.