A CPA, CA for 15 years now, Candy Lam is the Senior Associate at Colby·Steckly. She still remembers completing those aptitude tests in school to determine potential career paths. “With my aptitude for numbers, I scored high in accounting, plus my dad always stressed the importance of finances in business.”
As a student of the Bachelor of Commerce with Cooperative Education at the University of Alberta, one of Candy’s work placement was in the accounting department of a private company where she gained valuable real life accounting experience that no textbook can teach. When she graduated, she knew accounting was going to be her career and articled with a public accounting firm, where she rose to the position of Senior Manager.
In her role at Colby·Steckly, she derives great satisfaction from providing the knowledge, advice, and assistance that clients need for their businesses to thrive. She is honored by the trust clients give her and as a result, is determined to persevere even when the answers to a problem are elusive. “I don’t quit until I get those answers,” says Candy.
Being a member of BNI for 6 years, she attributes her speaking and networking skills to the weekly meetings. In the community, she’s giving back by taking on the role as Treasurer for her neighborhood residents association.
Growing daughters caused Candy to assess her work-life balance at her previous job. “Here at Colby·Steckly, I have found the flexibility and time I need to balance my work time with my family time.”
Winters will find Candy and her family at the mountains skiing; but in summers, they will be at the mountains camping in tents and travel the biking trails. An avid dragon boat enthusiast, she is looking forward to the team resuming their training.