IN OUR OFFICE 2019

JANUARY 2019

Welcome!

The Partners and staff of Logan Katz would like to welcome our newest staff who are beginning their coop today, introducing from left to right – Gabriel Cloutier, Matisse Touchard, Danick Genest and Dryden Lloyd. As well today, we are happy to welcome back Josianne Legault-Désormeaux, returning from her maternity leave, Cole Van Wyk – who is starting his permanent position and Alèxe Dumais, who is joining us for another coop term.

DECEMBER 2018

Ottawa Food Bank Office Challenge

Logan Katz held an office-wide Holiday Food Drive for the Ottawa Food Bank. We had a fun office challenge to see which side of the office could bring in the most items. A weigh-in was held last Friday, December 14th to see how heavy each box was and for the second year in a row, the eastern part of the office were the winners, bringing in an amazing 203 lbs of non-perishable items. Our grand total of non-perishable items was a record breaking 510.8 lbs. Thank you to all our staff for participating in the Holiday Food Drive challenge. The Holiday Food Drive is a great way to bring in the holiday season, and the proceeds help the Ottawa Food Bank provide emergency food service to it’s community food programs and their clients well into the winter months.

Secret Santa for Toy Mountain-Helping Families this Holiday Season!

Our office organized a Secret Santa for Ottawa Toy Mountain.  Each of our staff selected a gift tag out of a hat with a staff members name printed on it.  Our staff shopped for a children’s toy that reminds them of the staff on the name tag, wrapped the gift and put it under our Gifting Tree.  On Friday, December 14th, we all gathered to exchange our gifts and enjoy some laughs and sweet treats.

All the toys have been donated to Ottawa Toy Mountain for girls & boys in the Ottawa Community. Many thanks to our staff who have donated a toy to the Ottawa Toy Mountain.  The Mountain is higher than it’s ever been before!

Ugly Sweater Day!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the ugly sweaters are so delightful… Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! We had some of the best and the ugliest sweaters in the office last Friday, all in good fun. Santa even made an appearance with his own ugly sweater!

See you soon

We say good-bye this week to Benjamin Pilon and Justin O’Malley who are both returning to Dalhousie University for the next couple of months. We will be pleased to welcome them back to Logan Katz in May for their second co-op term. We wish them well in their studies and look forward to seeing them again in May!

Office closure for the Holiday Season

Logan Katz will be closed for the Holiday Season from Monday, December 24th 2018 to Monday, January 1, 2019 inclusive.  We will be back in the office on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2019. We wish our clients, staff, and community a wonderful holiday season and a New Year filled with Peace and Happiness! See you in the New Year!

Office Managing Partner

The partners are pleased to announce that Denis Chainé will assume the role of Office Managing Partner effective January 1, 2019.

NOVEMBER 2018

CFE Results

The CFE is a tough set of exams, and even attempting them indicates a high degree of professional skill. The Partners and Staff are truly proud of all of our writers for working so hard to get to this stage!  Congratulations to Chris Chan, Troy Elliott, Wilson Li and Janice Ling for passing the CFE!

Holiday Food Drive

As the holiday season approaches, we are reminded of those less fortunate than ourselves. We encourage you to join us in supporting The Ottawa Food Bank’s Holiday Food Drive by bringing a donation of non-perishable food on your next visit to our office between now and December 15th, 2018

Toy Mountain

All Logan Katz staff will be participating in a Secret Santa gift exchange – with a twist.  All gifts will be toys which will, in turn, be donated to Toy Mountain.  We also invite you to consider dropping off a new, unwrapped toy at our office by Friday December 15th to be donated to Toy Mountain

Annual Retreat

Our Executive team held our annual management retreat at the Moulin Wakefield Mill Hotel & Spa. We ended a full day of strategy meetings with a celebratory dinner.  We had much to celebrate – our wonderful colleagues, our clients, and our community.

Laughter and Konversation

On November 26th, we held our last Laughter & Konversation event of 2018. Laughter and Konversation is our signature networking event aimed at celebrating and connecting dynamic women in our business community. We were thrilled to feature Carrie Colton of gallery Studio Sixty Six, who walked us through the landscape of beauty and design, coloured with brush strokes of her own personal journey. This concludes this year’s theme of Home.  Stay tuned for 2019’s theme announcement soon!

Farewell and Hello

It is with mixed feelings that the LK team says goodbye to Sonia Ricciuti as she embarks on a new employment adventure. We were fortunate to have her bright personality and technical expertise for the past four years.  We will miss Sonia’s love for love, hearts and roses… As one door closes, another one opens… We would like to welcome Sarah Ziraldo to the LK team!  Sarah holds a diploma in Business Accounting and brings several years of accounting experience to the Financial Reporting Services’ Team.    Her passion for serving clients and solving problems are wonderful qualities for this position.  We are pleased Sarah has joined our team!

OCTOBER 2018

Introducing …

We are delighted to introduce you to Kim Oldham Bourgeois, Manager of Firm Administration and Human Resources.  Kim bring 10 years of administration management experience to Logan Katz. A motivated and experienced bilingual professional, she is accomplished in building strong employee teams and building a strong organizational culture which encourages creativity, innovation, and teamwork. We look forward to working with Kim to ensure a healthy, happy, productive, and well-functioning workplace for all. Welcome to our team, Kim!

Rewarding our Staff 

To recognize our collective hard work, we took the whole firm out for an afternoon of golf, grub, and good ‘ol fashioned fun at The Meadows Golf and Country Club on October 3rd. From novice to experts alike, it was great to see us all come together in a spirit of camaraderie and collaboration, sprinkled with a little healthy competition. Work hard. Play Hard. It’s what we do best!

Supporting our Colleagues

Many of us headed down to El Camino restaurant in the market on October 17th to celebrate their launch of App8. Our colleague, Lindsay Hage’s husband, Elias, is the founder of App8, which offers customers of sit-down restaurants the convenience of fast and secure mobile payments from their seat. In addition to El Camino, App8 is currently at Father and Sons, Al’s Diner, and all of the Clocktower locations in Ottawa.

Happy Halloween

Our first-ever soup-off and pumpkin-carving contests were a ghoully and delicious success. With four soups entrees – lentil-lemon, corn chowder, zucchini curry, and wonton – and seven pumpkin entrees, we were well fed and well entertained. The lucky soup winner – Grandma Chaar and her little army of helpers for the lentil-lemon soup! And best Halloween costume goes to… Coco! Denis Chainé’s little bundle of joy has graced our offices for a few days, helping to keep us smiling and on our toes!

SEPTEMBER 2018

Be Part of our Growth! 

We welcome five new students to our office for the University co-op work terms. Welcome to Justin Lee, Gabrielle Killeen, Yasmin Abdi, Justin O’Malley, and Benjamin Pilon! We look forward to working with you and hope you have a great time learning and growing with us.

The Pursuit of Excellence

We are extremely proud of Janice Ling, Christopher Chan, Troy Elliott and Wilson Li, who wrote the Common Final Exam (CFE) earlier in September. The CFE is the final step towards obtaining the CPA designation.

Let’s Play Ball! 

Our softball team, LK Bombers, had a great year this year, placing 2nd overall in the standings. Our team Captain – Kyle Royer managed to organize a full team each week!

JUNE 2018

Logan Katz is very excited to announce that our revamped website is LIVE! Take a moment to check out our site at https://logankatz.com/. Visit our Team Members page and get to know who we are and what’s been going on. We are very proud of our new look and would like your comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram. Please share our good news with your friends! In recognition of the incredible dedication and time put in by our great group of staff, Logan Katz invited everyone to participate in a fun evening of food and football. Building team spirit was the name of the game at the Redblacks Home Opener on Thursday, June 21st. The night was a huge hit and everyone had a great time watching the Home team win over the Roughriders by a score of 40-17!

Wishing the best of luck to our CFE exams writers Janice, Troy, Wilson and Chris who will be studying over the summer months. Also wishing Patrick, Chelsea and Alex luck on your exams. You can do it! Our entire team at Logan Katz is sad to bid farewell to James ‘Struthers’ Bush who will be leaving us on July 5th.  James has decided to return, with his family, to his roots in Hudson, Quebec. James has been a valuable member of our team for the past eight years. Professionally, we have seen him through the scenic route of his educational journey to obtaining his CPA designation,  starting as a bookkeeper and moving onto staff accountant, to supervisor and, most recently, to manager. He has been a firm ambassador and a social icon. We thank you for your contribution to our firm, James, and we wish you all the best in your future.
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