WILMINGTON, Del., April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Siegfried Group, LLP recently hosted new professionals from across the United States at The Lodges at Deer Valley in Park City, Utah. The group learned more about the Firm's unique model, various departments and functions, and heard Robert L. Siegfried, Jr., CPA, Chief Executive Officer and President, speak about the Firm's higher purpose.
Siegfried's New Hire Orientation program is centered on introducing new professionals to the Firm's extraordinary culture. It is a great opportunity to meet members of Leadership, the Operations team and other fellow Professional Resources, while enjoying an exciting venue. The four-day program includes sessions on the Firm's structure, Siegfried's Client Service Delivery Model, Professional Resource expectations, as well as interactive presentations from all of the departments throughout the company. Throughout orientation, the group was able to enjoy dinners at some of the finest restaurants in Park City, attend the Firm's Networking Naturally workshop and try their hand at skiing and other fun outdoor activities!
In the West Region, Siegfried is excited about Ben Graham, Cynthia Grant, Kirsten Klemke, Sim Sidhu and Zach Staples joining the Firm.
Ben Graham, CA
Ben is a Chartered Accountant from Canada who joins the San Francisco Market as a Senior Associate. He comes to Siegfried from PwC, where he gained four years of audit and assurance experience largely in the mining and financial services industries. Ben received his Bachelors of Science in Biology and Psychology from the University of Victoria, and his Diploma in Professional Accounting from Camosun College.
Ben's reasoned approach and level-headedness, along with a strong teamwork-mentality make him an asset to any team. "I look forward to being able to try multiple roles and gain experience in a wide range of projects," Ben says.
As a recent transplant from Canada, Ben's hoping to take in as much of the Northern California area as possible, including enjoying wine country, spending time on the coast and camping and hiking in the Sierra Nevadas. Ben is an experienced piano player, and also enjoys experimenting in the kitchen in his free time!
Cynthia Grant, CA
Cynthia is a Chartered Accountant who joins the San Jose Market as a Senior Associate. She comes to Siegfried from PwC, where she worked in the audit and assurance group for over three years. She received her BBA from University of the Fraser Valley and her Masters in Professional Accounting from University of Saskatchewan.
According to Cynthia, "I was drawn to The Siegfried Group because of the opportunity to try new and interesting work, to continue to be challenged and learn new skills, and to be on a team with other like-minded, hard working professionals."
When she's not hard at work, Cynthia enjoys traveling, music, photography and being active. Cynthia's travel highlights include completing her scuba diving certification in Lombok and a sunrise hike up an active volcano in Bali. She is looking forward to exploring and finding new adventures around her new home in San Jose.
Kirsten Klemke, CPA, CA
Kirsten Klemke is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant from Vancouver Canada who joins the San Jose Market as a Senior Associate. Her background is in public accounting, working in the audit group at PwC Vancouver for the past three and a half years.
The endless opportunities made available through The Siegfried Group are what excite Kirsten in this new chapter of her career. According to Kirsten, "Having the ability to maximize my experience by taking on numerous roles in a condensed time frame is that drove me to Siegfried!"
In her spare time, Kirsten enjoys staying active by hiking, playing soccer and snowboarding. She left her snowboard behind in rainy Vancouver and hopes to find new outdoor activities to replace this hobby in California!
Sim Sidhu, CA, CPA
Sim is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant who joins the San Francisco Market as a Senior Associate. Her previous work experience includes Grant Thornton in Vancouver where she gained over three years of audit experience in a wide variety of industries. Sim received her Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.
Sim enjoys challenging herself and brings an energizing presence to the workplace. She says, "The opportunity for professional growth is what drew me to Siegfried. I look forward to building meaningful relationships and developing my competencies as a professional."
Sim enjoys traveling, trying new things, and meeting new people. In the last year she visited India, Myanmar and Thailand, and developed her ethnic culinary skills! She now looks forward to exploring all California has to offer; the outdoors, the food, the people and everything in-between.
Zack Staples, CA, CPA
Zack is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant who joins the San Jose Market as a Senior Associate. He comes to Siegfried from PwC where he gained three years of audit experience ranging from forestry to technology and aviation transportation. Zack obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration from British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Zack's "people first" approach allows him to establish strong working connections and be an effective leader. Zack says, "The prospect of challenging myself by taking on dynamic roles is what appealed the most to me about joining The Siegfried Group!"
To balance his professional life, Zack enjoys a regimented exercise program. On the weekends you can find him exploring new motorcycle routes along the coast, tinkering in the garage, or spending quality with his wife.
About The Siegfried Group, LLP
The Siegfried Group is a leading, national CPA firm that helps financial executives with Effective Leadership and Successful Execution. Siegfried provides Leadership Advisory and Talent Delivery services - allowing financial executives to better enhance clarity, prioritization and innovation while matching those leaders with the high-potential financial talent needed to execute initiatives. Siegfried's unique model allows the client to control the project, providing the freedom to complete the project the way the client wants it...resulting in a better, faster and more cost-effective outcome. Siegfried Professionals' unique intangibles shine as they work under the direction of the best leaders helping them with their most important work. This combination results in extreme value for our clients and our professionals...better ensuring clients are "Doing the Right Things, Right."
For more information about a career at The Siegfried Group, please visit www.siegfriedcareers.com.
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