Sophia Kebede, CPA, MPAcc, B.Com
Sophia is a member Northwood’s client service team, working with families in the areas of financial planning, investment management, and taxation. Prior to joining Northwood, Sophia was a Senior Accountant in KPMG LLP’s Audit and Assurance group, where she performed audits of asset management companies, custodians, financial institutions, pension plans, and real estate mortgage investment corporations. Before KPMG, Sophia spent two years developing foundational skills in professional accounting while working at PwC LLP in Vancouver, BC.
Sophia is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and is a candidate for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Sophia has a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) from University of British Columbia, a Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) from the University of Saskatchewan, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.
Sophia has received the Canadian Women’s Federation Award, Sauder School of Business Dean’s Scholarship, and MEC Outdoor Nation Grant for her academic achievements, leadership, and community contributions. In her spare time, Sophia enjoys traveling and volunteering – she has been to Ethiopia, Australia, Singapore, Bangladesh, Thailand, and Peru.