Small Business Manager
Fluent in English and Mandarin
Amanda specializes in the small business realm serving many of Stern Cohen’s business clients. She has developed strong expertise especially with trusts and investment holding companies.
Eager for a career in the diverse world of public accounting, Amanda joined Stern Cohen in early 2016 and became a Manager in the Small Business department in 2018. She thrives on making a difference to a multitude of businesses after gaining a deep respect for entrepreneurship from watching her father start a successful business mid-career. His success made her feel that one can achieve anything if they put their mind to it!
In 2015, Amanda graduated from the University of Toronto’s Master of Management and Professional Accounting program. Before that, she earned a Bachelor Degree from Zhongnan University in Wuhan, China. She received her CPA, CMA designations in 2018.
When Amanda is not at the office, she loves the outdoors, travel and scoping out new culinary adventures. You might also find her running, playing ping pong or digital piano.
What do clients appreciate about you?
My dedication and timely response to their inquiries. I put in a great deal of effort to understand my clients’ needs so that my advice is effective.
What is your greatest professional achievement?
I have learnt a lot since joining Stern Cohen, especially with respect to investment files and trust tax returns. I am now the go-to person when team members have questions in this area. Clients appreciate my help on these complex matters. I feel valued when I can share my knowledge to help people solve problems.
What’s different about Stern Cohen?
Besides providing great client service, Stern Cohen really cares about people. Every year, the firm holds a variety of fun activities, so all team members can get to know each other better. My favourite team events are the annual Terry Fox Run and our firm’s version of the Amazing Race. I’m also going to be a contestant on Stern Cohen’s next Iron Chef!