A: I received my certificate in the early 1990’s
Q: What is your current role and company?
A: I have been working at Crescent Point Energy for going on 10 years now and am currently the Royalty Supervisor
Q: Tell us what you most enjoy about your work?
A: I think what had originally attracted me to Production Accounting was that I needed to know and understand the process out in the field (how oil/gas is produced, etc), and then there is also the component of financial accounting. When you layer on gas cost allowance, royalties, 13 month adjustments, and all of the other off-shoots that relate to production accounting you have an unlimited amount of avenues you can pursue. Every day there is something different and I like that.
Q: How did you come to be in your current position?
A: Over the years I have always gravitated towards the royalty side of production accounting and the opportunity at Crescent Point presented itself and I jumped at the chance to work in royalties again.
Q: Tell us about your involvement with CAPPA
A: Currently I am working with the luncheon committee. But many years ago I use to proctor exams at SAIT too.
Q: Tell us about how CAPPA may have benefited you in your career or what you value most about being a CAPPA member
A: I think CAPPA has benefited me over the years by being a “go to source”. CAPPA organized lunches and other activities that allowed the membership the opportunity to gather, meet and make connections and it is those connections that have been a source of growth for my career. I have been very fortunate to have had some great people take the time and explain things to me when I have had questions and this has allowed me to advance in my career. I have found that over the years CAPPA too has evolved with their education programs. Offering courses and seminars that deal with more specific and diverse topics. I believe these courses and seminars really can help a production accountant who may be struggling with some aspect of their job or if someone just needs to brush up on a topic.
Q: What do you like to do for fun in your off-time?
A: My husband and I usually do a yearly trek to Mexico for our vacation. We have been blessed with meeting some amazing people there so when we go it is like visiting family. I also enjoy camping, cooking and reading.
Q: Do you have any advice for those thinking about a career in production accounting?
A: I think it is important for someone entering the field of production accounting to understand that it is a highly detailed profession that has many deadlines and it is important to “ask the questions” and not to just do something because that is how it’s always been done. Go out and meet people, embrace change, be open to new opportunities and you will do well.
A: And in the same respect I think it is also important for those people who have been in the industry and/or production accounting to take the time with people just entering into the field or junior staff and explain things and help them grow.