Carlo De Mello
Carlo De Mello is a Partner in KPMG's Greater Vancouver Area Audit practice and is a member of KPMG's dedicated national and local Financial Services industry groups. Carlo has more than 15 years of experience providing audit, accounting and advisory services to chartered banks, credit unions, investment funds, fund managers and investment dealers.
Carlo spent five years in KPMG's London, England office serving the audit and business advisory needs of investment banking and broker dealer clients. His experience includes auditing a number of global investment banks, conducting special assignments including numerous merger and acquisition financial due diligence reviews as well as reorganizations and special advisory projects for a number of financial services clients. Over the past five years Carlo has led our audit services to a number of BC-based financial institutions and currently serves as the National Director of our Credit Union Practice.
Carlo is an avid golfer, a rabid soccer fan and is actively involved in coaching his kids in their various sporting endeavors.
"KPMG is my Perfect Fit because of the ability to have a challenging and rewarding career, while being able to maintain a work-life balance"
Talent Attraction Manager, GVA Campus Recruiting
Jaleh joined the KPMG Enterprise practice in September of 2008 as a full-time staff accountant. Throughout the past four years, Jaleh has worked with a variety of private and public business clients including those in the real estate, education, retail, investment industries, and not-for-profit organizations. Jaleh has also been greatly involved with campus recruiting in the last four years and she loved it so much that she decided to take on the GVA Campus Recruiting Manager role in June 2012.
Jaleh earned a bachelor of business administration with a concentration in accounting honours at Simon Fraser University in 2008 and a Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) from the University of Saskatchewan in 2010. She wrote the UFE in September 2010 where she earned a spot on the National Honour Roll. Jaleh believes that the key factor to her success on the UFE was the KPMG National UFE and mentorship program.
Jaleh has a passion for giving back and being involved in the community. She was able to pursue this passion by joining the KPMG Burnaby UFE Committee and GVA Mentorship Committee. She was also able to pursue her passion for the community and outdoor activities by completing a triathlon in benefit of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and cycling with the KPMG team for the Ride to Conquer Cancer in benefit of the BC Cancer Society.
Jaleh also enjoys travelling. She has visited over 25 countries and describes herself as an adventurous traveler. Her most adventurous and recent trip was trekking to the Everest Base Camp and a place she will definitely go back to is Greece!
Manager, Climate Change & Sustainability Services
Roopa attended the University of Western Ontario where she graduated with a degree in Honors Business Administration in 2004. She started with KPMG Toronto as a summer intern in May 2003 in the Financial Institutions practice. After completing her degree, Roopa joined KPMG Vancouver full time in 2005 as an articling student in the Financial Institutions, Real Estate and Services (FIRES) practice. Roopa wrote and passed the UFE in 2007.
While at KPMG, Roopa has been involved with KPMG's CA School of Business and UFE mentorship programs as well as KPMG's UFE preparation committee. Roopa has also been actively involved in the recruiting process during her time at KPMG including a full-time secondment into recruiting in fall of 2008. After almost four years in audit focusing primarily in real estate and non-profit clients, Roopa left KPMG to work in the Business Planning group at BC Children's Hospital in May 2009. In spring of 2010, Roopa decided to return to the old stomping group and return to KPMG but this time to take on the role of Recruiting Manager for the Greater Vancouver Area. After two years of focusing on campus recruitment and community leadership within the firm, Roopa made another big change in her career and this summer returned to a client service role in the Climate Change & Sustainability Services group.
Outside of work, Roopa is an active volunteer as a Big Sister with Big Sisters of the Lower Mainland and has had the opportunity to apply her CA skills while sitting on the Board of Directors as Treasure for WAVAW Rape Crisis Center, a local Vancouver non-profit. Roopa also enjoys travelling to new and interesting places. Next on the agenda - New York City!
Randy Decksheimer joined KPMG in 1996 upon the merger of KPMG's Victoria office with another national firm. An Audit Partner since 1990, Randy has worked in the Assurance practice in four offices across Canada. He is the Professional Practice Partner for the BC Region, delivering training, technical support, and assistance on issues resolution. His client responsibilities include public companies, multi-national clients, and public sector organizations.
Randy has been active in teaching and has lectured in auditing at the University level. As a Recruiting Partner and with his role in training, Randy is especially proud of the Victoria office UFE pass rate and National UFE Honour Roll placements.
Randy's passions away from work include golf and home construction projects, particularly at his always-under-construction cabin at Lake Cowichan.
Lenora joined Victoria's Audit practice in 2002 after completing her Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria. Lenora has worked with a number of local and multi-national public, private, and not-for-profit clients in a variety of sectors, including finance, engineering, high tech, government, transportation, and education.
She has held a variety of roles in the Victoria office including People Leader, mentor, coach, technical specialist and Business Manager, responsible for bringing the best people to each of our engagements and delivery of client service excellence.
Outside the firm, Lenora has been a sessional instructor for financial and management accounting at a post-secondary level. When not working, she enjoys travelling and relaxing on the beach.