“My favorite part about working at Welch is working through assurance, accounting, and taxation needs of a diverse cross-section of clients and helping clients to achieve their business goals”
Mike is a Manager at Welch LLP with several years’ experience assisting clients with their accounting, taxation, and internal financial control needs. Mike has served clients in several sectors, including: owner managed (real estate / retail / professional corporations); high-tech (publicly traded and start-ups); federal government, education, charity, and other not-for-profit areas.
Mike received a Bachelor of Commerce, while majoring in accounting, from the Telfer School of Management (2008). Mike is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) (2010), and is also a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) (2011).
Mike performed a university accounting co-op at a small Chartered Accounting firm, worked 4.5 years at a “big 4” firm after university, and 1 year as a project management consultant in the federal government before coming to Welch.
Mike provides value to clients by continually delivering high quality services and going the extra mile to advise clients on achieving their organizational goals. Mike strives to strengthen Welch through business development, delivering internal courses, participation in charity events, and involvement in recruiting activities.
Joined Welch in
Bachelor of Commerce – Specialization in Accounting – University of Ottawa (2008)
Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA), Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
Industries: Real estate / development / property management sector; retail; professional corporations (physicians / dentists); not-for-profit organizations / charities.
Competencies: Assurance / accounting: Year-end audits / reviews; internal controls over financial reporting advisory; internal audit; financial reporting / bookkeeping advisory. Taxation: Corporate / personal / partnership / HST compliance and advisory.
Treasurer of Young Canadians in Finance (YCIF) – Ottawa Chapter; Ronald McDonald House Skifest committee member.
Hockey, running, golf, travel.
Favorite books (or authors)
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Most memorable vacation
Europe 2010 (Ireland / England / France / Spain)
Personal accomplishment/ most proud of
Playing a high level of junior hockey (OHL – Soo Greyhounds / Ottawa 67s; tier 2 junior A) while balancing academics along the way.