Hayley Cooper


“Working at Welch has shown me how much capacity we all have to help each other. Colleagues and clients are continuously learning, teaching, and putting their best foot forward trying to make a difference as a team.”

Hayley joined Welch LLP in 2013 as a co-op student while she was pursing her Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting, at Carleton University. After graduating she signed on full time with the team and went on to earn her Master of Accounting (MAcc) from Carleton University in as part of the inaugural class.

She received her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) designation in 2017. Her experience since joining Welch includes audits, reviews, and compilations in a variety of sectors including not-for-profit and private organizations.

Quick Facts

Joined Welch in



Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting (Carleton University) and Master of Accounting (Carleton University)


Not-for-profit organizations


CPA Ontario, CPA Canada, Beta Gamma Sigma – Carleton University Chapter

Hobbies/ talents

I enjoy reading, comedy and music, as well as watching people who are not me play sports. I love to teach and have also enjoyed the opportunity to give back to the profession by being a CPA Canada marker.

Most memorable vacation

My first and only cruise amongst the Eastern Caribbean islands in 2016! The islands were breath-taking to see and visit and I’d love to return someday.

Personal accomplishment/ most proud of?

Having the opportunity to teach and mentor as a Contract Instructor in the Master of Accounting at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business has and continues to be an amazing and humbling experience.