As managers and executives at Stratford, we’ve led departments, divisions and whole organizations through growth and change. We have the “stars and scars” to offer meaningful, practical guidance or serve hands-on if that’s required.
Beyond our credentials, what sets us apart are the values we share and the ways we work. Every member of our team has a passion for giving back and helping organizations reach their goals. It’s why clients often tell us that when they met our people, they knew they wanted to do business with us.
To help you get to know us a little better, we sat down with some of our team members and interviewed them on everything from professional experience and obstacles to extracurricular activities and playlist recommendations. We thought you may appreciate seeing the personal side of our team through their shared personal insights, recommendations and hobbies.
The next team member we’d like to introduce you to is Rose Ling, Finance Consultant at Stratford Managers Corporation.
Area of Expertise:
🎵 What do you like to listen to while working?
While working I enjoy listening to popular hits on Spotify or local radio stations!
📚 What are your favourite business books, podcasts, and blogs?
My favourite books would be:
🌟 Who are you most influenced by?
People who are passionate about what they do and inspire others to strive for what they want.
📝What is one piece of advice you find yourself constantly sharing with your clients?
What do the financials tell us about the business? We need to ensure we understand the message behind the numbers.
🙋♂️How do you add value to your clients?
I work with various department on issues and initiatives providing operational advice based on an understanding of the financial data.
👀 What do you think makes Stratford unique?
Stratford is formed by a team of professionals that hold extensive experience and knowledge in various fields. With such a wide bench of experts, Stratford is able to provide advice and services to organizations where they need it and when they need it.
🏃♀️What are some of your favourite past times?
In my free time I enjoy cooking, running, pilates and staying active!
🍿Any recommended movies or TV programs?
Parasite! An excellent movie that won numerous Oscars this year.
⛰️ What’s one of the biggest obstacles you’ve had to overcome as it relates to your career?
Being told by my male boss who was a CA that I didn’t need to get my accounting designation as I am a woman. I didn’t let that stop me from continuing to pursue my CMA designation.
📣 Do you have any favourite quotes?
“Self-awareness is a leader‘s super power. “
🤔 If there is one thing you hope your clients gain from working with you, what would you want it to be?
I hope my clients gain a better understanding of the finances of their business.
We look forward to introducing you to others here at Stratford and we’d love the chance to get to know you better too. If you’d like to connect with Rose or other members of the Stratford team, please reach out. We’d love to hear from you.