ABOUT KIMBERLY MCLAREN, ABBOTSFORD CGA
Since attending Capilano College in 1988/89 in Business Management, Kimberly knew that accounting was the area in which she would specialize. After graduating from the CGA program in 2006 she worked at a variety of industry related jobs in positions including, but not limited to, accounting clerk, accounting manager and controller. As a result she has gained a diversified background from which she can draw knowledge in order to assist her with current client issues.
She has also worked for a few of the larger accounting firms during her years in the CGA program of studies building her skills and knowledge in terms of year end functions for many different types of businesses.
After obtaining her CGA designation, Kimberly started her own accounting firm working the practice part time for a few years and has now made the transition to full time operation. She has many personal tax clients and her corporate client portfolio is steadily growing. Kimberly works closely with her clients in order to ensure the best possible service for all clients no matter the extent of the work. Building lasting relationships with each of them is her #1 goal.
In her personal life, Kimberly has 2 teenaged children. She is active in the soccer community coaching one of her children's teams for 7 years. She has volunteered for several groups over the years as treasurer and held a position on the CGA Student Advisory Committee. She's an avid reader and loves music and enjoy the outdoors including camping and spending time exploring the world with her children.