Akosha Baier, CPA, CA

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Akosha Baier, CPA, CA - Senior Advisor

Akosha began her accounting career in 1995 with a family-owned business in the Ontario automotive industry and continued to work in various accounting positions after she moved to Alberta in 1998. She paused in 2007 to attend Mount Royal University to earn her Bachelor of Business Administration and then went on to earn her Chartered Accountant designation with a Big 4 Firm here in Calgary. She focused on private enterprise audit and tax and left the firm a few years later to get back to doing what she enjoyed most – working with small businesses.

Akosha fell in love with the mountains the first time she laid eyes on them after driving across the country in search of a prosperous new life in the West. She landed an accounting job at a ski hill and learned to snowboard. It wasn’t a natural choice for her, she was waiting for the tech shop to mount her bindings on her brand-new skis during what turned out to be the snowiest winter in 50 years. So, she borrowed a snowboard from a friend and fell in love with the sport and sold those skis. To this day, she spends every vacation visiting ski hills all over North America. To date, she has snowboarded at 24 different ski resorts with a goal of visiting at least a dozen more.

Akosha has a passion to see our local small business owners succeed. Not just to the best of their ability, but beyond that. As an entrepreneur herself, she has lived through the complexities of building and operating a business and understands the limitations that business owners experience – especially with regards to financial knowledge. With Akosha’s extensive accounting experience in private enterprise within dozens of industries over the past two decades, she helps her clients realize their professional and personal goals while building strong, trusted relationships. She approaches each individual client pragmatically with focus, dedication, and tenacity. She is on a mission to bring impact to our Calgary entrepreneurs by being part of their business DNA to discover breakthrough ideas, implement the steps required to elevate the business, and support their future growth.