Ankur Chawla

CPA, CA

Senior Accountant

What are you surprisingly good at?

I can pick up sports easily and able to play anything at a competitive level. Basketball is my favourite, and other sports that I’m good at include tennis (played at a regional level in high school), table-tennis, volleyball, and baseball.

 

What are you most passionate about?

Professionally, building relationships with clients and being someone who they can rely on, not only with accounting needs, but also providing advice in growing their business.

Personally, I’m passionate about learning just about anything. I’ll hear a random fact and start googling it and wind up seven pages deep on some article. I specifically like to learn about space and astronomy.

 

What’s important inside your community? Are you part of any organizations?

I am part of the board for Youth Professionals Network (YPN) Guelph as I love to see start-ups and professionals excited about their careers. I also organize a lot of sports events and love to coach.

 

What do you feel have been the most important successes in your life?

So far, my biggest success is figuring out what I like to do (accounting and tax planning) and being able to find a job that I love!

 

If you could be a superhero or have a superpower, what would it be?

If I could be a superhero, I’d be Tony Stark (Ironman). I admire his genius, sense of humour, his gadgets, and he happens to be a billionaire. Now if only he could time travel…

 

Anything else you want to say?

If I was 6’3”, I’d be playing in the NBA.