The Women in Accounting and Finance: Global Summit is an event that celebrates our female leaders and showcases their accomplishments in the field of accounting and finance. This year, though virtual, was a great opportunity to hear the unique and empowering stories of the panelists from around the globe.
Julia Klann (MAcc ’05) is a partner, Eastern Canada Leader, with Grant Thornton with main accountabilities that focus on US corporate tax. One of her favourite things about working with corporate tax is that it is like a challenging puzzle as every day is different from the last. As a mom, having a flexible schedule is important to Julia, and being part of a public accounting firm offers that, as she can plan her work day around her life and not the other way around. One of the many lessons that I have learned from Julia has been to not say no to opportunities when they present themselves. You might not be ready to say yes but saying yes will allow for learning and opening different doors that may have not been opened otherwise.