Jimmy Karabatsos


“One of my favorite things about working at Welch is the fact that the partners and staff continuously promote and encourage a collaborative work environment. I also respect the fact that we’re not only focused on providing the highest level of client service, but also equally focused on giving back to the community.”

Jimmy joined Welch as a co-op student in 2007 while attending the University of Ottawa. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce, Specialization in Accounting and has since successfully obtained his CPA, CA designation in 2011.

Since joining Welch, Jimmy has been directly involved in managing and executing assurance engagements for not-for-profit and high-tech companies as well as government departments. Jimmy has also been involved with providing internal staff training through our APEX program and participates in campus recruiting activities.

Quick Facts

Joined Welch in

January 2007


2009 Ottawa U - Bachelor of Commerce with specialization in accounting
2011 Chartered Accountant designation

Favorite quote/ Words of Wisdom

Life’s too short. Make the most of today and be thankful for your health.

Hobbies/ talents

I enjoy playing sports, listening to music, camping and being outdoors

Most memorable vacation

By far, my most memorable vacation was a family trip to Greece in 2014. It was such an eye opener to see the village where my parents grew up and it made me appreciate them even more. I was also fortunate enough to visit Mykonos and Santorini, the latter being absolutely breathtaking and definitely worth a visit.

Personal accomplishment/ most proud of?

I’m most proud of obtaining my CA designation. It wasn’t the easiest path to success, but I learnt many great life lessons along the way.