Genie Huffman

CPA, CA
Partner
Napanee

“I am proud to be a Chartered Professional Accountant. My objective is to improve the financial well-being of my clients. Taking time to get to know my clients is essential so that I can deliver the services they want. Delivering service includes helping them stay on track with their financial goals. I tell my clients 'Do what you do best and let us take care of the rest'”

Genie Orton has over 30 years of experience in Accounting and Finance, covering both private and public sectors.

Genie graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce and then obtained her CA designation while working for an international CA firm in Kingston. Prior to joining Welch, Genie was a partner with this same firm and then ran her own practice before moving to the health care and fund-raising sectors in Toronto.

Her work experience also included a brief stint in commercial banking which she credits to her ability to see things from more than one perspective in managing risk and profitability.

Genie’s clients in the Napanee and surrounding areas include a broad cross-section of small and medium sized businesses, not-for-profit organizations and government clients.

Quick Facts

Joined Welch in

January 2011

Associations

CPA Canada, CPA Ontario

Areas of work

Accounting and assurance services, corporate and personal tax compliance and related planning.

Favorite quote/ Words of Wisdom:

Falling down is an accident, staying down is a choice.

Community involvement

Past President, Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce in 1994 and member of the Executive from 1988 through 1994; Instructor for the 2010 Roots of Empathy; Volunteer with the 2010 Kingston Writers Fest; Volunteer with The Poverty Challenge in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Hobbies/ talents

Coming home to our working farm gives me plenty of opportunity to develop outside of accounting. It seems that our work is our pleasure at this time in our lives and we are lucky for that.

Favorite books (or authors)

The Wealthy Barber series should be mandatory reading for high school students. On the personal side, I enjoy historical fiction but push my reading envelope by participating in a monthly book club where we read a variety of genres.

Most memorable vacations

A return to Italy for 3 weeks in 2014! The art, history, geography, culture and food of Europe are pure pleasure.

Favourite movie

Boyhood – not because it is exciting but for the reality portrayed and the 12 year commitment to make this movie.

Personal accomplishment/ most proud of?

My life partner Alvin and our two sons Kyle and Glen; 3 incredible men who inspire me to do my best.