Interested to learn what CPA opportunities are available for career changers? Our panel speakers will share why they decided to change careers and pursue the CPA designation, challenges they encountered along the way and insights on how to overcome it. You will then have an opportunity to ask your own questions about changing your career to become a CPA.
Casey Chung, CPA, ACC
Casey Chung Coach
Casey is passionate about personal and professional development. After completing his CPA (articled with KPMG), he started Casey Chung Coaching. As a certified coach (ACC - Associate Certified Coach, ICF), he helps professionals realize their best potential through 1:1 coaching, training, workshops, and public speaking. His mission is to empower people to become leaders of their own lives and careers.
Kathryn Sensel, CPA, CMA
Associate Director of Finance, Animal Care Services
University of British Columbia
Kathryn has worked at the University of British Columbia for over 20 years and received her CMA, CPA in 2016. She came to accounting later in life after working in academic administration in several departments. This varied background has enhanced her accounting acumen as it means she sees not just the numbers, but their potential impacts to the human capital and operations. Kathryn recently remarried under romantic COVID circumstances and is the mom to two almost grown boys. She spends her time when not at work camping in the summer and skiing in the winter.
Sam Yager, CPA, CA
CPCM & Co
Sam is a CPA, CA who works has been working in public practice with CPCM & Co., in Victoria, since 2012. He has worked his way from articling student to senior manager over that period. Sam believes that organization, communication and balance are the keys to success. Sam strives to establish a close and knowledgeable rapport with each client in order to provide high quality service delivered in a timely, relevant, and effective manner. Day to day Sam provides business advisory, financial accounting, taxation, succession, and estate planning services.