Senior Manager, Enterprise
Clark Traverse joined the KPMG Kelowna office in September 2004 as an articling student and obtained his CA designation in 2007. After obtaining his CA designation, Clark chose to work in industry for a couple of years before returning back to KPMG in 2009. Clark now works primarily with KPMG’s enterprise group which consists primarily of owner-managed type of business clients.
Clark is involved with a number of community and charitable causes which include volunteering with the Across the Lake Swim Society and Cops for Kids Charitable Foundation.
Clark enjoys making the most of the Okanagan summers which includes spending time on the golf course and participating in triathlon events.
Magnus Aaserud joined KPMG in September 2009 after graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Okanagan College. Through his time at the Kelowna office, Magnus has had diverse experience including small & medium size businesses, audits, and tax work for individuals, trusts and corporations. However, after passing the UFE in 2011, Magnus chose to specialize in tax.
Magnus grew up in Norway, and just recently became a permanent resident of Canada. After spending 6 months in Bosnia with the Norwegian Army, Magnus came to Canada to work with Youth With A Mission. Five years later, he decided he wanted to go back to school and study accounting and finance. The rest is history. When Magnus is not at work, he likes to spend time with his wife and two kids. He also enjoys cross country skiing, snowshoeing, running and kayaking.
Laura Henderson joined KPMG in 2007 as a coop student studying at Okanagan College. After graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2008, she joined KPMG full time. As a member of the Enterprise group of the Kelowna office, Laura has diverse experience including small & medium size businesses, audits, and personal and corporate tax.
After successfully conquering the UFE in 2010, Laura has been actively involved in the training and exam process including UFE mentor, case marking and most recently the roll of KPMG UFE coordinator for the Okanagan offices. Since joining the firm, she has been actively involved in campus recruiting and campus events at both UBC- Okanagan and Okanagan College.
Laura caught travel bug while "studying" on a semester aboard in Vienna and was fortunate to be able to explore Europe. She continues to sneak away for travel adventures all around the world. In June 2012 along with 73 other team members, Laura joined the KPMG Keep Pedaling More Giving cycling team riding from Vancouver to Seattle in the Ride to Conquer Cancer.
Kyle Robinson joined KPMG in September 2009 after graduating with a Bachelors of Management honours degree from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. As a member of the Kelowna office, he has diverse experience involving small, medium and large size businesses with a recent focus in the audit practice.
Kyle is currently committed to completing the UFE and obtaining is CA designation by the end of 2012. He is also actively involved in campus recruiting and on campus events including coaching UBCO JDC West teams and judging mock competitions.
In his free time, Kyle coordinates recreational co-ed sports teams with other KPMG co-workers. When not on a soccer field or beach volleyball court, Kyle enjoys spending time with friends or escaping to the big city for a weekend.
I joined KPMG in 2004 after writing the Uniform Final Exam. I spent four years in our Okanagan-Thompson practice before moving to Ontario to work in our Advisory / Consulting Practice. In the Autumn of 2010 I relocated back to the Okanagan where I currently work in the KPMG Enterprise practice and focus on audit and assurance engagements. I work with clients in a variety of industries including mining, manufacturing, construction retail and not-for-profit.
While at KPMG I have had the opportunity to be part of the National Learning group at KPMG which has enabled me to take part in facilitating learning initiatives across the country. I have also had the opportunity to work across Canada and the US on a variety of different client projects.
When not at work I can usually be found on the ski hill in the winter and on a lake either kayaking or fly fishing in the summer. I also own an old house and an old Land Rover, both of which are in need of constant repair.
Danny Robert joined KPMG in January 2009 after completing his Bachelor of Business Administration at Okanagan College. He has focused on Audit in his three years at KPMG, with a range of clients from retail, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries.
While at KPMG, Danny has been involved with KPMG's CASB mentorship program, Client Service Excellence committee, Campus Recruiting Team, and Social Committee. He successfully passed the UFE in 2010. He finds that being an employee at a Big Four accounting firm yet working in a small office allows for access to many great resources, and still provides a work life balance and close relationships with his peers.
Some of Danny's hobbies include volleyball, softball and drag racing. He is a member of the Vernon Rotary and enjoys volunteering at Rotary such as blood donor clinics, and community events for children, families, and senior citizens. Danny got married in the fall of 2010 to his lovely wife Danielle.