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Claudia Bessant

About

Claudia* is the Director of Finance at Lenczner Slaght. She brings a breadth of experience to the firm, having worked in multiple functions across various industries throughout her career. She leads the firm’s finance team with a laser focus on creating efficiencies, while positioning the team to be trusted business partners. Claudia inspires and encourages innovation as part of the never-ending evolution of the traditional Finance function to one that goes beyond§ the day-to-day operations. She looks for opportunities to improve processes while translating financials into value-add information for our lawyers, business teams, and clients. Claudia tells the story behind the numbers by combining accurate financial data with a solid understanding of stakeholder needs. Putting the two together, she transforms the data into insights that drive decision-making. .

Expertise

  • Education:

    • University of Waterloo (2003) BMath
    • CPA, CA: Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada

Details

Claudia Bessant

is the Director of Finance at Lenczner Slaght.

Claudia is responsible for leading all aspects of the firm’s day-to-day Finance operations, and is focused on streamlining processes while driving insights and analytics to support the firm’s priorities. Focused on aligning with the firm’s short and long-term initiatives, Claudia uses her strategic and business acumen to streamline processes and deliver insights that will serve our clients and various internal and external stakeholders.

Equipped with a degree in Mathematics, Claudia pursued her Chartered Professional Accountant designation, and has since held various roles in Finance. Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght, Claudia worked for one of the world’s top accounting and consulting firms, where she played a leadership role in the firm’s largest projects, including a global systems implementation. Her prior experience spans across different industries and functions, and this collection of learnings is the foundation to the innovation she aspires to instill at Lenczner Slaght.

  • Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)

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