Anita Janzen-Gemmell



BDO Portage la Prairie



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Executive Summary

Anita is a client service Partner in BDO’s Portage la Prairie office, with over 15 years of experience and provides audit and assurance services to a variety of businesses, including agricultural, retail, construction, and not-for-profit and government organizations. Along with being recognized as a qualified tax reviewer, she is also a Most Trusted Advisor with The BDO SuccessCare Program™, a unique process that helps clients manage each change or transition so that their business is always ready for sale and they build a bigger future for their families.

Anita has been called upon to share her knowledge, especially in estate and succession planning, with a number of organizations, including the Central Bar Association, Treherne and District Community Foundation, Manitoba Farm Women’s Conference and Women in Business luncheon series. As a blog contributor to Golden Girl Finance, a number of her articles have been shared with nationally affiliated blog sites including SLICE Canada Money and Yahoo Canada Finance.

Anita is a member of BDO Manitoba’s regional committees including client service, staff resources and business development.

Anita firmly believes in supporting and giving back to the community, regularly volunteering her time to charitable organizations and service groups, including Portage Rotary Club, Portage and District Community Foundation, Prairie Alliance Church Inc., Compassionate Friends of Portage Plains Inc. and assisting with her children’s school and athletic activities.

Professional Affiliations

Member of CPA Manitoba (2001)

Professional Designations & Education

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), University of Manitoba (1997)
Chartered Professional Accountant (2001)
Level 2 Certified in the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

Community Involvement

Portage Rotary Club Inc.
Community Foundation of Portage la Prairie and District Inc.
Compassionate Friends of Portage Plains Inc.
Volunteer and Member of Portage Alliance Church Inc.
Member of Skate Canada

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