Bio (Emily Lewis)
Emily Lewis is an accountant who in the past 15 years has worked in the municipal, provincial and federal public service, as well as the real estate industry. Her background in political science drew her to the public sector; she has a keen interest in both the policy and practical realities of government. Mentorship has played an enormous role in her education and career path, including one mentor that inspired her adventure into accounting. Emily aims to engage students with finance in a way that supports their development as a professional. Her research interests include user fee structures as they apply to both government and private sector services.
Lewis spent ten years in various consumption tax roles with the BC Ministry of Finance and the Canada Revenue Agency. Her last position was managing audit and compliance for the Property Transfer Tax Act, including developing the audit program for the foreign buyer’s tax. Lewis is currently the manager of financial planning and accounting for the City of Abbotsford. She also volunteers on various chapter boards for the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC.
Lewis holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation and Certified Management Accountant certification from the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC (2015) and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Victoria (2007.)