Katherine Salis

Staff Accountant

What are you most passionate about?

I enjoy preparing year-end financial statements and tax returns for owner-managed businesses, whether small or large. I also enjoy performing assurance engagements for a variety of clients. I am passionate about problem-solving, as well as continuous learning and improvement. I aim to maintain a big picture perspective in order to identify strategic planning opportunities for clients. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, travelling, playing guitar, and golfing. When travelling, I enjoy experiencing different cultures, as well as learning about my own Italian, German and French heritage. I love spending time with my family and friends, as well as my rescue dog, Riley.

 

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

As the daughter of two urban planners, I grew up visiting sites and learning about the home building and development industries. I have enjoyed attending the Guelph and District Home Builders’ Association and the Guelph Wellington Development Association meetings. I grew up in Guelph and am passionate about this community. I enjoy being involved in community fundraising events such as the Coldest Night of the Year, the Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis Gala, and the Big Bike for Heart and Stroke. I have volunteered with Hope House and the Guelph Re-Store for Habitat for Humanity.

 

Is there anything else you want to add?

Growing up in Guelph, I attended Centennial CVI high school. I graduated with Honours from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Co-op) specializing in Accounting and with a minor in Economics. My first accounting work experience was a co-op position with a firm in Vancouver, British Columbia. I also worked in a municipal accounting department for a co-op work term. My final co-op semester was with RLB, where I quickly realized that this was a firm I would be proud to join. I respect RLB’s commitment to client success and I share the firm-wide passion for people and the community!