Jessica Zhang

CPA, CGA, CIA
Manager
Ottawa

“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 Zhang’s areas of practice focus on audits, reviews and notice to reader engagements in a variety of areas including public sector, private sector owner-managed companies and not-for-profit organizations. Jessica first joined Welch LLP in 2007. She then ventured out into industry in 2010 and returned in October 2011 as a Manager.

She obtained her Certified General Accountant designation in 2008 and her Certified Internal Auditor designation in 2011. 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.”