Denis joined Peat Marwick in 1986 and has lived through all of the accounting firm mergers that have led to the current KPMG firm. In his early years, Denis was very fortunate to see many parts of Europe and Africa by working on a fraud investigation and on an audit in the middle of the Black Forest in Germany.
Denis is now an Audit Partner who leads the KPMG Enterprise practice in Ottawa. Having grown up in a family business in the retail sector and having owned his own business for a number of years, Denis is right at home being a private company adviser.
Denis has been responsible for recruiting for over 20 years and he loves interacting with students of diverse backgrounds. He always says that recruiting keeps him young at heart. His recruiting role also allows him to act as a Performance Counsellor to many students as they move through their careers, right from getting their CA designation to progressing through the KPMG management ranks.
When not working, Denis can be found out on his mountain bike or zooming down the slopes at Mt. Tremblant with his two kids and his spouse.
Senior Manager, Audit
Philippe Delparte joined KPMG’s audit practice in September 2004 upon completing a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours Accounting) at Ottawa University. After many years of working with the Public Sector Practice in Ottawa, Philippe recently completed a two-year exchange working in the Assurance practice of KPMG’s Geneva, Switzerland office. He is presently serving Ottawa’s IFRS clients.
While at KPMG, Philippe has been involved with campus recruiting activities on and off campus. In particular he has shared with potential hires at KPMG’s annual office tour, his global mobility experience. This is Philippe’s first year as part of the Core recruiting team in Ottawa. In addition to this role, Philippe is also the manager in charge of Learning and Development for the Ottawa office.
In his spare time Philippe loves to travel, experience new cultures and try new foods. His most recent adventure was in Thailand. On his sojourns to Ottawa during his time in Switzerland, Philippe would regularly return with the best Swiss chocolate which made him very popular with his colleagues.
Senior Manager, Audit
Renée Guénette joined KPMG in September 2005 after working for various small and medium accounting firms. She got her CA designation in February 2005. Renée started with KPMG as a senior auditor and was promoted to senior manager in October 2010.
Renée has been a member of the recruiting team for many years and has also been monitoring the UFE program for Quebec writers since her start with KPMG. Over the past few years, Renée has worked mostly on large audit engagements both in the for-profit and not-for-profit sector. Her major clients include a government business enterprise and a rate-regulated entity. Her upcoming challenge for the next couple years will be the IFRS transition for these two large clients.
Renée took a year of maternity leave in 2007-2008 when she became the mother of twins. She is now enjoying the flexibility of work hours with the firm. She loves animals and likes to take a walk with her Golden Retriever after work hours.
Senior Manager, Audit
Stacy Levac joined KPMG in 2002 as an auditing student in the Sudbury office. In 2004, Stacy transferred to the Ottawa office where he is now a Senior Manager in the Real Estate practice.
While at KPMG, Stacy has spent time as a core recruiting member for the Ottawa office, including being a representative in the firm’s various campus career functions. In conjunction with being heavily involved with campus hiring, Stacy is the People Leader for all Audit staff.
Outside of work, Stacy enjoys spending time travelling and playing golf.
Innogen Henderson joined KPMG in 2007 after graduating from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting. Innogen works in the Audit group.
Innogen says KPMG is a great place for her to build her career as she has been fortunate enough to be able to focus on the Real Estate sector and work with a great team of people. She says the firm helped her to get through the UFE process and she enjoys being able to help others through the process as a "Study Buddy" to other writers. She also has the support and flexibility which has allowed her to pursue various other volunteer and community initiatives.
When Innogen is neither working nor volunteering, she enjoys playing with her 2.9 lb toy poodle, Col. Fitzwilliam, planning new renovation projects for her husband to do and playing team sports.
Sabrina Vieira joined KPMG’s Montreal office in October 2006 after completing her Bachelor’s Degree of Commerce at Concordia University. Sabrina has always worked in the audit practice and spent three years working on clients in the Manufacturing, Retail and Distribution sectors. Since her transfer to Ottawa in July 2009, Sabrina has worked on a variety of different clients, but spends most of her time working with client transitioning to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
During her first three years at KPMG, Sabrina worked on various international clients and travelled extensively to various locations including Barbados, Dominican Republic and Florida. Sabrina was involved with recruiting for three years while in Montreal and was also a key member of her group’s Social Committee. Sabrina enjoys learning and has coordinated several workshops for seniors at the firm.
Sabrina enjoys cooking but is especially passionate about baking. She loves to travel and plan trips with family and friends. Sabrina spends a significant portion of her free time participating and volunteering at different events held at her cultural community centre.
Senior Accountant, Audit
Emily Ritter joined KPMG’s audit practice in 2007 as an intern in the Philadelphia office and began in September 2008 full-time upon completing a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting at The Pennsylvania State University. In 2010, Emily transferred to the Ottawa office.
While at KPMG, Emily has spent time working on public and private companies in the communications technology and manufacturing industries and has experience with IFRS, ASPE, and U.S. GAAP. In addition, Emily works with several not-for-profit clients. Emily was involved with recruiting in Philadelphia and is excited to join the Ottawa recruiting team.
Outside of the office, Emily enjoys yoga, reading, and traveling.
Senior Accountant, Audit
Samir joined KPMG in 2009 after completing a Bachelor of Science with specializations in Biochemistry and Accounting at the University of Ottawa. While in University, Samir had the opportunity to attend the KPMG Fast Forward Leadership Conference where he had an amazing time in Hollywood meeting fellow students from across Canada and the US.
At KPMG, Samir has worked on a variety of clients in the Technology, Construction, and Not-for-Profit sectors and gained experience in IFRS, ASPE, and US GAAP. Samir passed the UFE in 2010 and provided mentorship as a Study Buddy to his colleagues writing the UFE in 2011. Samir is very excited to join the Ottawa recruiting team this year.
Outside of work, Samir enjoys playing various sports and reading.
Talent Attraction Specialist, Regions- East Campus Recruiting
Julia Beniusis joined KPMG and the Talent Attraction team in January 2011, overseeing campus recruitment for the firm’s Regions East offices. Prior to joining KPMG, Julia held recruitment roles at the University of Guelph and, more recently, with the Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. Julia holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Human Resources Management Degree, and is a board member with the Hamilton Chapter of the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA).
Outside of work, Julia can be found enjoying her many favourite active pursuits, including running, yoga, snowboarding, and golf.