Varun Bajaj, Staff Accountant
Varun was born and raised in India and in 2018, moved to Canada. He started his education at the Asper School of Business pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours). He gained accounting skills and knowledge working at his part-time jobs while also operating his family business simultaneously. At Fort Group, Varun hopes to gain experience in the accounting field and use his theoretical knowledge in practice. Outside of studies and work, Varun enjoys watching Netflix and exploring restaurants in a hunt for delicious food. He also enjoys exploring different parts of Manitoba to take in its scenic views.
Griffin Bernstein, Senior Accountant
Griffin was born and raised in Winnipeg. He graduated from the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba, with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree in Accounting in 2018. Griffin passed the Common Final Exam (CFE) in December 2021 and is awaiting his CPA designation. In his spare time, Griffin enjoys playing sports and working out.
Shaelyn Brosowsky, Senior Accountant
Shaelyn was born in Winnipeg and raised in Lockport, Manitoba. She grew up playing sports, dancing and enjoying the country life. She graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2020 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in accounting. Her next goal is to enter the Chartered Professional Accountant program and gain her CPA designation. Shaelyn enjoys spending time at her family cabin, hiking with her bulldog, and bonfires with friends.
Kyle Buhler, Senior Accountant
Kyle was raised in MacGregor, Manitoba, an hour west of Winnipeg. He graduated from Providence University College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Business Administration. Kyle previously worked in the finance department of a transport company. He is working towards obtaining his CPA designation. In his spare time, Kyle enjoys watching and writing about the Winnipeg Jets.
Viet Dang, Staff Accountant
Viet was born and raised in Hanoi, Vietnam. In 2014 he graduated from university with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He moved to Winnipeg in 2016 where he enrolled in the two-year Accounting Program at Red River College. Viet brings two years of experience in public accounting and looks forward to developing further skills working with private companies and not-for-profit organizations. Viet is working toward obtaining his Chartered Professional Accountant Designation. In his spare time, Viet enjoys traveling, watching movies and hanging out with his friends.
Wanru Li, CPA, Senior Accountant
Wanru was born and raised in China. She graduated from University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in accounting. In the same year, she decided to move to Winnipeg and enrolled in the two-year Accounting Program in Red River College. Wanru previously worked in both public accounting and industry. In 2020, she successfully wrote the Common Final Exam. In her spare time, Wanru enjoys travelling, hiking and camping with family and friends.
Chris Malkiewicz, Staff Accountant
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Chris currently lives in St. Boniface. After graduating from St. Paul’s High School, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba with a major in economics and is currently pursuing his CPA designation. Chris joined Fort Group in March 2018 and has loved every minute since. When not at work, you can find him spending time with his wife, Janelle, on the soccer pitch or the golf course, or Polish folk dancing.
Anna Magnusson, Senior Accountant
Anna was born in Winnipeg and grew up in both Manitoba and British Columbia. She graduated with a biology degree from The University of Winnipeg before pursuing a career in accounting full time. During university, she also studied French as a foreign language, moving to Quebec for a number of semesters to immerse herself in the language. She has previous experience working in multiple industries including investments, insurance and agriculture. She passed the CFE in 2021 and is currently awaiting her CPA designation. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, reading, cycling and staying active.
Anastasiya Mykulyak, Staff Accountant
Anastasiya was born and raised in Ukraine. She moved to Winnipeg in 2011. She graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2020 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in accounting. Anastasiya is currently enrolled in the Chartered Professional Accountant Program. She enjoys long walks at the park with her dog and is passionate about travelling and gaining new experiences.
Ezekiel Palicte, Staff Accountant
Ezekiel was born and raised in the Philippines and came to Canada in 2012. He graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2019. Ezekiel is currently enrolled in the Chartered Professional Accountant PEP Program with the intention of attaining a CPA designation. He likes doing photography outside work and school, which he started in 2015. He loves watching Japanese animations.
Long Phan, CPA, Senior Accountant
Long was born and raised in Hanoi, Vietnam. He came to Canada in 2009 to study as an international high school student. In 2016, he graduated from the University of Manitoba earning a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the Asper School of Business, majoring in Accounting and Finance. Long is currently enrolled in the Chartered Professional Accountant Program, and hopes to receive his CPA designation. When not at work, Long enjoys playing sports and working out.
Amelia Tang, Staff Accountant
Amelia was born and raised in Singapore and earned her Bachelors of Science (Honours) degree from the University of London majoring in accounting and finance. She has experience in public accounting, where she serviced not-for-profit organizations and private companies. Amelia is working towards earning her CPA designation. When she is not at work, she enjoys a good jog in the park and caring for animals.
Alexandra Trann, Staff Accountant
Alex was born and raised in Winnipeg and currently lives in River East with her partner, Marc. After attending Red River College Polytechnic and completing the Business Administration diploma program, Alex went on to finish her Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Winnipeg and is now pursuing her designation as a Chartered Professional Accountant. In her free time, Alex enjoys playing volleyball, cooking, walking through the Bunn’s Creek trails, or curling up on the couch with one of her three cats.
Sylvie Trudeau, Senior Accountant
Sylvie was born and raised in Ile des Chenes, Manitoba. She graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting. She is currently enrolled the Chartered Professional Accountant program. Sylvie is a proud francophone and loves to travel and going to the lake out in Kenora. She enjoys supporting her local sports teams like the Winnipeg Jets and Blue Bombers and spending time with her family and friends and, of course her cat, lil b.
Josh Vaz, Staff Accountant
Josh was born and raised in Winnipeg. He graduated from Red River College with a Diploma in Business Administration, majoring in administration. He then went on to the University of Winnipeg where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting. Josh is working towards earning his CPA designation. In his spare time Josh enjoys cooking, many things computer related, playing online games and spending time with friends and family.
Cherie Weng, Senior Accountant
Cherie was born in Taiwan and moved to China when she was three years old. She came to Winnipeg to study as a high school student. In 2018, she graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the Asper School of Business majoring in Accounting and Finance. Once graduated, Cherie is currently in the Chartered Professional Accountant PEP Program and hopes to receive her CPA designation in 2021.
Jennifer Charman, CPA, CA, Controller
Jennifer was born and raised in Winkler, Manitoba, and has called Winnipeg home since graduating from University of Manitoba in 2009. In 2012, she received her CA designation. She joined Fort Group in May 2019.
Catherine Cooney, Receptionist and Client Service Administrator
Catherine was born in Winnipeg and loves calling this city her home. After five years of living in Abbotsford, BC, she moved back to friendly Manitoba in the summer of 2020 along with her husband, three kids, and a miniature schnauzer. Catherine comes to Fort Group with over 20 years of customer relations experience in a variety of professions which include bookstores, healthcare, credit counselling, and the airline industry. She enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, hiking, travelling to faraway places, meeting new people, and sharing moments with family and friends along the way.
Lauren Fabris, Executive Assistant
Lauren comes to Fort Group bringing 16 years experience as a medical administrator, and is thrilled to be working so close to the area of the city that she grew up in. When she is not learning about auditing and taxation she can be found baking, practicing yoga, or feeding the local wildlife near her home.
Amber Hill, Executive Assistant
Amber grew up in East St. Paul, Manitoba. She joined Fort Group in February of 2019 after 10 years in her previous administrative position. Amber enjoys spending time with her family at the cottage going fishing, quadding or reading a good book on the dock. She has two children and likes to volunteer in the animal rescue community when she can.
Kayla Jory, Executive Assistant
Kayla was born in Lethbridge, Alberta and moved to Winnipeg in elementary school. She received a Bachelor of Music Performance (Voice) Degree from the University of Manitoba. Following her graduation, Kayla worked in various positions as a client service manager and office administrator until 2008 when she became a full-time home administrator and part time voice teacher. In her spare time Kayla enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, singing constantly and making the most of every moment.
Lynn Krawchuk, Executive Assistant
Lynn spent most of her youth in rural Manitoba and now resides there with her husband and two children. Lynn has held roles of increasing seniority throughout a career spanning more than a decade in the life insurance industry. Her skills in "getting stuff done" and feisty personality have made her a great addition to the Fort Group Team.
Peri Lynn Mashtoler, Junior Administrative Assistant
Born and raised in Minnedosa, Manitoba (2.5 hours west of Winnipeg), Peri Lynn completed her diploma in Agribusiness at the Assiniboine Community College in Brandon before moving to Winnipeg. In her spare time, Peri Lynn enjoys going to the gym and loves powerlifting.
Chantal Sabot, Executive Assistant
Chantal is just a small town girl; born and raised in Richer, Manitoba. She graduated from l’Université de Saint-Boniface with a diploma in Business Administration and has since been working in various administrative roles within the accounting industry.
Chantal likes to unwind by listening to music, playing video games or TTRPGs, and spending time with her family and friends.