Karen Dickson


“The people at Welch are what make me enjoy coming to work every morning. Everyone is very welcoming and we are like a family.”

Karen Dickson is the Director of Welch’s Government Services department. She joined Welch in 2001 after graduating from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Commerce. She obtained her CA designation in 2003 and was named a Partner at the firm in 2018.

She has extensive experience with federal government departments and agencies auditing various Contribution Agreements in the role as Project Manager.
She has developed her skills on audits for a wide variety of clients in the not-for-profit, construction, and automobile sectors.

Quick Facts

Joined Welch in



Bachelor of Commerce, Carleton University


CPA Ontario, CPA Canada

Favorite quote/ Words of Wisdom

“Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like it’s heaven on earth.”

Community involvement

Treasurer of the Ottawa School of Art

Most memorable vacation

Trip to Roatan, Honduras where I met my husband

Favorite movie

The Princess Bride

Personal accomplishment/ most proud of?

Becoming a CA