Congratulations to our new Assistant Managers

As one of Alberta’s Top Employers, we continue to be focused on providing a positive culture that allows for opportunity and work-life balance for our team members.

We recognize being able to attract and develop talented team members helps us in our endeavour to provide quality client service. On October 1, 2016, Bev Turner, Katie Wood, Leif Engen, and Mike Smiddy were promoted to Assistant Manager.

On behalf of the partners, we would like to congratulate them on their promotion and achievements. With their expertise and tireless commitment to client service, these four team members exemplify the high standards of Kenway Mack Slusarchuk Stewart LLP Chartered Professional Accountants, Chartered Accountants, and we are pleased to announce their promotions.

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Bev Turner, CPA, CGA

Bev joined KMSS’s tax group as a tax analyst in February 2016 for the start of the firm’s tax season. She officially earned her accounting designation in 2010, and in the summer of 2016, successfully completed the In-Depth Tax Course.

In October 2016, Bev was promoted to assistant tax manager where she will continue working directly with the firm’s tax group.

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Katie Wood, CPA

Katie joined KMSS in September 2013 after graduating from the University of Lethbridge. She works primarily on the firm’s small business team, and enjoys working with owner-managed businesses. She successfully completed the CFE in the fall of 2015 and officially received her designation in 2016. Katie was seconded to KMSS’s affiliated firm DFK Gray Perry in Australia where she provided her expertise for their 2016 busy season.

Katie’s new promotion moves her into an assistant manager role on the firm’s small business team. In her new role, she will continue to work with a variety of clients, and expand her duties as a mentor to her junior team members.

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Leif Engen, CPA, CA

Leif joined KMSS as a staff accountant in September 2012. Before joining KMSS, he earned his Bachelor of Management in Accounting at the University of Lethbridge. In 2015, Leif officially received his CA designation.

As an assistant manager on our small business team, Leif provides his support to clients and works closely with the firm’s CPA candidates.

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Mike Smiddy, CPA

Mike started at KMSS in January 2014 as an articling student after graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary. In June 2016, Mike officially received his CPA designation. Mike is focused on audit and is a member of the firm’s audit team.

In his role as assistant manager, Mike provides his expertise and knowledge to a number of different clients in a variety of industries. Mike is committed to contributing to the ongoing training and success of his team.


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