Jessica Zhang-Chapman

CPA, CGA, CIA
Senior Manager
Ottawa
jzhangchapman@welchllp.com

“The thing I like the best about working at Welch is as a result of its supportive culture, including access to senior professionals and partners at the firm, offering a wide-open career path and providing equal employment opportunities for immigrants to Canada!”

Jessica first joined Welch LLP in 2007. She has had 10 years of experience in providing accounting and assurance services to clients primarily in the not-for-profit sector.

She also has extensive experience with federal government departments and agencies auditing various Contribution Agreements in the role as Project Manager.

Currently, Jessica is a member of the Welch LLP Tax Group, providing indirect tax and payroll tax advice to clients in various industries. She completed the CPA Canada In-Depth GST/HST course in 2019.

Jessica leads the Diversity and Inclusion Program at Welch LLP. She’s also a mentor and a speaker at various CPA Ontario events for Internationally Educated Professionals. Jessica speaks English and Chinese: Mandarin and Shanghainese.

Quick Facts

Education

Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting, University of Ottawa

Favorite quote/ Words of Wisdom

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

Community involvement

Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre – In-TAC instructor

Favorite books (or authors)

Persuasion – a new approach to changing minds (by Arlene Dickinson)

Personal accomplishment/ most proud of?

“I came to Canada on my own from a non-English -speaking country. Upon graduation from the University of Ottawa, I was the recipient of the Excellence in the Baccalaureate in Commerce, Honours in Accounting plaque. In 2014, I received the Telfer School of Management CGA more than Numbers Leadership Award. Over the years, I have established an enriched personal and professional life in Canada. I’m grateful for the special people that I met in Canada and the enormous career opportunities that Welch has provided to me.”