About Barbara Westly

Barbara did her Certified General Accountant (CGA) training from 1976-1980 and obtained her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Digital Technology in 2001.  She has practised public accounting as a sole practitioner which in the early 80s morphed into software development, training and support.  Technology with a view to accounting has been Barbara’s main interest over the last 25 years.

Areas of Expertise

  • accounting
  • forensic analysis and investigations
  • courtroom testimony
  • software development
  • software training
  • software support
  • general business consulting
  • internal control systems
  • management consulting
  • startup businesses
  • trust accounting
  • Payroll and Human Resources

Industry Experience

  • construction
  • manufacturing
  • non-profit organizations
  • professional services
  • retail
  • wholesale
  • technology
  • oilfield services

Present and Past Professional, Community and Social Affiliations

  • Calgary Chamber of Commerce
  • Certified General Accountants of Alberta
  • Board member of Alberta Criminal Justice Association
  • Member of Canadian Criminal Justice Association
  • Vancouver Business, Marketing & Entrepreneurs
  • SOHO Business Group
  • .netBC
  • The Vancouver  Bloggers Meetup Group
  • Vancouver Social Network
  • BlogWorld
  • Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
  • The Greater Vancouver Dog Lovers Group