Accounting career doesn’t add up for payroll professional

Hill spent better part of decade pursuing CGA but, upon completion, couldn’t leave career she loves
By Melissa Mancini
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 08/04/2011

After spending eight and a half years pursuing certification to be a Certified General Accountant (CGA), Kathryn Hill decided she didn’t want to be an accountant.

The Ottawa-based HR, payroll and benefits manager at JSI Telecom, worked hard to complete the designation part-time while working in payroll after her boss convinced her she should try the field. After she was finished, she had an epiphany.

“I said to my husband: I don’t want to be an accountant.”