Hi! I'm Julie Ford. In future blog posts we will profile other members of the team and some other professional colleagues we admire. But let's start with me, since my name's on the stationary. Here's a little about me (that you won't find in my formal bio) and why I love what I do.
I’m a Collingwood native. Rick, my husband, and I love all that our wonderful area has to offer our children, Lauren who is 14 and Nolan who is 10. I attended York University and have a BA in Economics, an MBA, my Certified Financial Planner designation and I am a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario as a Licensed Public Accountant. I’ve been practicing public accounting for a little under two decades and love doing what I do.
I first got into accounting (not surprisingly) as I was naturally attracted to finance and math; but what I get out of being in this industry is far more fulfilling than I had ever anticipated. In a nutshell, I love helping people. Just the same as my nursing friends love caring for those of us that are sick, I love helping people with their financial health.
My greatest reward is seeing someone's mind at ease as we help them not only to meet their accounting and tax requirements, but tax plan to keep more money in their jeans and plan for their futures - well equipped with financial strategies in place. I truly enjoy being a trusted partner in peoples’ future plans!
It is the greatest of compliments when people welcome me into their lives to help make it better. That, combined with having a great team to work with, keeps me waking up every day being thankful.