Samantha Slater

Senior Manager

“When I explain financial and taxation reporting complexities to my clients, I feel like I am providing them with my expertise so they can focus on making their organizational goals happen. In doing this for not-for-profits on behalf of Welch, it leaves me with the impression that my support helps, in some way, to further their causes and that feels good.”

With a wealth of experience in the not-for-profit and charity sector, Samantha’s role is to represent Welch LLP in the Ottawa and Toronto markets and help our clients generate value from the services we provide.

Prior to joining Welch, Samantha worked in industry for a number of years. She joined Welch LLP in 2012 as a co-op student and began full-time in 2013, after completing her Bachelor of Commerce, Honours, with a specialization in Accounting from Carleton University. She obtained her CPA, CA designation in 2015.

In September 2016, she moved from Ottawa to Toronto, looking to make her mark on a new city. Since moving to Toronto, she continues to provide audit and assurance services to a wide-range of clients.

Over her career, Samantha has spearheaded participation in fundraising initiatives like the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike Ride, which the Ottawa office has taken part in since 2014. Together we raised over $6,600 in 2016 alone for heart and stroke research.

Quick Facts

Joined Welch in

2012 as a co-op student


Bachelor of Commerce Honours, Accounting, Carleton University


Audit and assurance services

Favorite quote/ Words of Wisdom

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world” Anne Frank

Community involvement

CPA Mentor

Hobbies/ talents

Floor hockey, drawing, and painting

Favorite books (or authors)

All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

Most memorable vacation

6-week trip across Europe, visiting Switzerland, France, Scotland, and Iceland. Scotland is so underrated!

Personal accomplishment/most proud of?

Hiking down from the peak of Mount Pilatus in Lucerne, Switzerland – quite the hike but it sure is beautiful!