Sue “Pegi” Jensen
Company: Sue Jensen Bookkeeping/Accounting
Location: Toronto, ON
Toronto, ON, November 9, 2015, A bookkeeping specialist with an expertise in all areas of accounting, Ms. Jensen has met with success as a consultant for the last 13 years. Backed by 42 years of combined experience, she is an entrepreneur regarded for her professionalism, support and kindness, which, Ms. Jensen notes, is hard to come across in many fields. In recognition of her work as an accountant, she earned an Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievements from the Toronto School of Business. Additionally, she earned the title of Professional of the Year by Worldwide Branding in 2015.
Title: Certified General Accountant
Location: Ontario, Canada
An experienced financial and accounting professional, Ann Patterson has garnered 31 years of experience in the finance field. She is recognized for her financial management skills and lends her talents to the Ontario Association of Adult and Continuing Education School Board Administrators and Kohai Educational Centre.
Ms. Patterson always had a natural talent for working with numbers and was inspired by her father, a chartered accountant, to pursue a career in finance. Prior to becoming a freelance accountant, Ms. Patterson served as an accountant for the Canadian Bible Society, intermediate accountant for YMCA Canada and accounting manager for WoodGreen Community Services. She was also the senior financial analyst for HealthForceOntario. Her past positions exposed her to all facets of the financial and accounting sectors, and she became well versed in working with a diverse group of people. Ms. Patterson excelled at overseeing monthly financial statements, developing and implementing internal financial controls, providing analysis, and managing personnel. Read the rest of this entry »
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Company: BDO Ltd.
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Werner Schiesser has 25 years of professional experience, with four years as Chief Executive Officer of BDO Ltd. Throughout his career, he has set himself apart through his aptitude for arbitration and his expert witness knowledge. He has also served as an accounting referee in arbitration proceedings, courts and for district attorneys. Each day, he is responsible for taking care of all aspects of acquisitions, infrastructures, IT issues, marketing and legal issues, as well as completing expert witness work and arbitration work. Read the rest of this entry »
Company: Barbara Blackett Consulting
Location: Stoney Creek, ON, Canada
Barbara Blackett works directly with all accounting and financial clients, ensuring consistently accurate and timely reporting and filing. She has worked in this industry for more than 20 years and has serviced small, medium and large clients across many industries. Read the rest of this entry »
Title: Financial Planning and Analysis Manager
Company: Dental Imaging Technologies Corporation
Location: Hatfield, PA
With a knack for numbers, Michael Blakney made the decision to pursue a career in finance. He knew with his personality and skills he would excel in the field, and has done so for the past 15 years. As the manager for Imaging Sciences International, LLC, which is a global dental machinery manufacturer, Mr. Blakney is responsible for leading the financial analysis and reporting, handing cost activities for U.S. imaging businesses, coordinating financial reporting processors, and participating in daily business operations. Read the rest of this entry »
Title: Strategic Accounts Executive
Company: Swish Maintenance Limited
Location: Ontario, Canada
Tracey Caville started her career in accounting, but found that she had a knack for sales. She joined Swish Maintenance Limited, a sanitation and maintenance company, in 1992 to fill a temporary accounting position and quickly became a permanent member of its staff. A passionate professional who earned the honor of Top Sales Person of the Year in 2012 and 2013, Ms. Caville is an invaluable asset to the company. She worked her way up the ranks and had her current role created for her in 2012. As the strategic accounts executive, she is responsible for overseeing all large corporate clients in the organization, handling the company’s largest accounts that make up $12 million of the $100 million within the organization, and filtering down information and/or any issues that need to be dealt with to various account managers across various provinces. Ms. Caville is a people person who enjoys meeting and helping others by providing them with solutions. She prides herself on providing her clients with the highest quality services and always makes herself available to them. Her dedication to her clients has been rewarded through their loyalty. Ms. Caville continues to work with clients she acquired when she was first promoted to a sales position. An overachiever who gets great satisfaction out of doing her job well, Ms. Caville plans to continue providing her services to her clients, as well as expand nationally across Canada in the near future.
Title: Partner, Vice President of Finance
Company: Conwest Group of Companies Ltd.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Rose Marinelli has been serving as a partner and the vice president of finance at The Conwest Group of Companies Ltd. for the past 29 years. Conwest Group is a civil contracting and land development company that offers land acquisitions, new building development, property management and utility services. The company consists of two divisions; the contracting division began in 1985, providing corporate utility services, and the land, building and property management division was started in 1992.
Ms. Marinelli has garnered more than 30 years of industry experience and is recognized for her diverse background. She brings her unique gifts to the table and is a well-respected leader at the company. With strong business development, finance, event planning and human resources skills, Ms. Marinelli is tasked with overseeing business development, finances and accounting, handling strategic planning, and supervising new hires and union negotiations. She attributes the company’s success to the fact that they have specialized in contracting as well as land development since 1985, and in the process, forged rewarding relationships with businesses and communities throughout British Columbia. As partner, vice president of finance, and all-around people person, she takes pride in delivering communication, connection, innovative, and environmentally responsible solutions to the business and working closely with more than 80 outstanding employees. Looking toward the future, Ms. Marinelli hopes to support and teach others. She wants to be a part of others’ business journeys and to continue to make a difference in their lives by sharing her experiences and successes.
Tessa M. Szwagierczak
Company: Tessa Szwagierczak Professional Corporation
Location: Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Tessa Szwagierczak always harbored a passion for small businesses, and thought it wasn’t fair that there were many firms that did not have the time or want to help them develop their business. Eight years ago, Ms. Szwagierczak decided to open an accounting practice that would help small businesses with their administration and financial needs. Tessa Szwagierczak Professional Corporation is a one-stop shop for financial needs, including accounting, payroll and tax services. The company is known for its ability to alleviate the administrative duties for clients and for providing “more than just the numbers.” Read the rest of this entry »