Shaista Hooda, CPA, CA

Manager—Accounting and Assurance

Shaista Hooda

My story

I studied at Toronto Metropolitan University, specializing in both finance and accounting. From there I began my 12-year accounting career (and counting). I started as a staff accountant, moving into progressively senior roles with firms such as SRCO Professional Corporation, Hilborn LLP, and Hogg Shain & Scheck Professional Corporation. I’ve since dedicated more than half of my career to serving the charity and not-for-profit sector.

My role at A+M

I joined the team in 2021 as a manager in our Accounting and Assurance practice. My primary responsibility is leading my teams and delivering efficient audits for an extensive range of clients. In addition, I serve on our Standards Committee, which is tasked with keeping up to date with current changes to accounting and audit standards.

What I like about our workplace

The firm is great at supporting personal and professional development and ensuring that we have the resources to continue to excel. It’s a very positive work environment that stems from the top down, with great mentorship and everyone supporting one another.

What clients should know about A+M

That our firm is built on extensive teamwork and collaboration. This leads to a smooth audit process from start to finish, which adds value beyond simply meeting our expected deliverables.

What I do away from the office

I enjoy running (doing my annual 10k run for Campfire Circle), along with regular kickboxing. I also have a two-year old Australian Goldendoodle that I enjoy taking for walks.

Shaista Hooda