Trish Kawka

Senior Accountant

Trish Kawka

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Trish is the owner of Five Star Accounting (Calgary) Inc. Trish's accounting experience began after she received her B. Comm (Hons) at the University of Manitoba.  After graduation, she started in public practice with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Winnipeg.  Upon receiving her Chartered Accountant (CA) designation, she relocated to the Cayman Islands with her husband, Trevor.  There she worked as an auditor for another two years.

From there, Trish accepted a position with UBS Fund Services (Cayman) Limited where she was a Fund Account Officer and worked with investment managers along with a large network of legal, audit, regulatory and banking professionals in order to prepare multi-class, multi-currency records for hedge funds.  After their first child was born, Trish and Trevor returned to Canada and settled in Calgary.

While being a stay-at-home mother for two children, Trish enhanced her skills by doing contract work for an oilfield service company and later worked as a Manager in the MNP LLP Professional Standards Group in Calgary.

Now that her children are both in school, Trish has thoroughly enjoyed growing her bookkeeping business in Calgary since inception in 2013. She loves the diversity of her clients, and assisting them with deadlines and other work that they consider headaches!

Trish believes her CA experience will allow her clients to have detailed, accurate, organized accounting records and financial statements that will help them make appropriate and timely decisions for their businesses.

Outside of work and her family, Trish is passionate about food.  She loves to cook healthy meals for her family and also loves to bake.  She enjoys exercising, walking her big dog and keeping active with her family and friends!  She also volunteers for the school, both of her children's hockey teams and her community association. 

Jenn Laing

Senior Accountant

Jenn Laing

 

Jennifer articled with an international public accounting firm (KPMG, LLP) for four years and earned her C.A. designation in 2002. She then accepted a position with a private equity fund manager, where she worked for six years, and was responsible for financial reporting and US and Canadian tax compliance.

After her second child was born she became a stay-at-home mom which she thoroughly enjoyed (most days!). As her children are now school-aged, Jennifer joined Five Star Accounting (Calgary) Inc.

Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, working out, reading, volunteering at school and crafting.