Christina Russell

CPA, CA
Manager
Cornwall

“My favourite thing about working at Welch is getting to meet so many amazing people and forming friendships that lasts far longer than the jobs. Being part of the Cornwall assurance staff has a large social component to it, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!”

Christina spends the majority of her time providing assurance services to a large variety of clients, however she is also in involved in compiling and reviewing personal and corporate tax returns, overseeing various compilation engagements, and performs US tax services.

Christina joined the Welch Cornwall team in May of 2012 after completing a BA in Math from Queen’s University and the Business Admirative Accounting program at St. Lawrence College.

Christina knew from the first few weeks working at Welch that accounting was her passion and pursued her Bachelor of Commerce with a Major in Accounting from Athabasca University while working. After successfully writing the CFE in September of 2017 she became a CPA, CA officially in March of 2018.

Being part of a smaller office, Christina has the opportunity to get involved with a variety of different engagements, as well as office activities. She is involved with marketing the Cornwall office and planning events on top of providing accounting services.

Quick Facts

Joined Welch in

June 2012 (COOP placement in May of 2012)

Education

BA, minor in Math Queen’s University. Business Administrative Accounting Diploma, St. Lawrence College. Bachelor of Commerce, Major in Accounting, Athabasca University

Specialties

PSAB and US Tax services

Favorite quote/ Words of Wisdom

"It’s the unwavering, proactive persistence of women in chartered professional accounting that has opened opportunities through the last 200 years and will continue to do so." - CPA Canada, March 30, 2017

Community involvement

Board Member, Cornwall & the Counties Community Futures Development Corp since July 2017. SD&G OSPCA Fundraising Committee member since September 2010. Director, Home and Garden Division, Williamstown Fair since August 2015. Advisor, Business Program Advisory Committee since November 2014.

Hobbies/ talents

Cooking and baking!

Favorite books (or authors)

Too many books and authors to choose from!

Most memorable vacation

The most memorable vacation I have been on was when I went with my family to Germany to meet all my relatives I have never met before. Getting to meet the other side of my family and learning their traditions was an experience I will never forget.

Personal accomplishment/ most proud of?

The proudest of earning my CPA, CA designation and being among the few female Managers ever in the Cornwall Office!