CPA's Journey features real-life CPAs and CPA Candidates working in various sectors. Speakers will talk about their CPA journey and how they achieved a work-life balance while in the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP). In this webinar, hear from our panelists, Neil Ma, CPA and Dilsharn Mokha, on why they chose the Pre-approved Program Route (PPR), what influenced their decision, and what doors this pathway opened for them.
Nancy deMelo Scarcella, CPA
The Oppenheimer Group (Oppy)
Nancy works as a Financial Analyst for Oppy, a fresh produce distributor. The focus of her role is preparing quarterly forecasts and the next year’s operating plan budget. These forecasts and budgets are used by Oppy’s growers (to plan next year’s crops), sales team, treasury department and shareholders. Nancy enjoys the forward-looking focus of this analyst role and that she gets to work alongside those from various different departments across the company. Outside of work Nancy enjoys outdoor sports such as trail running and snowboarding.
Neil Ma, CPA, CFE, CAMS
Bousfield and Associates
Neil has a public practice and industry background and is experienced in tax, audit and all facets of public practice. He was admitted to partnership with Bousfield and Associates, CPA on January 18, 2022.
Neil obtained his CPA designation in 2020 and became a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist in 2021. He graduated from The University of British Columbia with a BSc in Statistics in 2008 and a Masters of Management in 2009.
Outside of work, Neil volunteers with Canadian Red Cross as part of the emergency response team, Hastings Sunrise Community Policing Centre as Treasurer, and CPABC as CPA Ambassador.
Dilsharn is a proud KPU graduate with BBA Accounting and currently works as a Senior Accountant with MNP. She has worked at BDO and KPMG in the past. Her experience is mainly in tax through BDO and Audit through KPMG and MNP. She is a core believer in giving back and a huge advocate for education. In her free time, Dilsharn likes to go for runs, practice yoga, spend time with her family and watch sitcoms.