Erin Creagh

Degrees, Designations, Diplomas, and Certificates:

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Laurentian University
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)/Certified General Accountant (CGA) Designation
Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM), AFOA
Bachelor of Applied Accounting and Information Technology, SAIT


Teaching Specialties:

Financial Accounting
Management Accounting
Strategy and Governance
Financial Management
Management
CPA PEP – Core 1, Core 2, Capstone 1 and Capstone 2


Accomplishments:

Kouri Berezan Heinrichs Award for Outstanding Facilitation (CPA West)
Best Strategy and Leadership in BC (AFOA)
Dean’s List of Excellence (Laurentian University)
Honours in Professional Applications  (CGA BC)

According to Erin “the biggest personal accomplishment is how I finished my Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree and CGA designation within 5 years while working FT as a single parent. This accomplishment didn’t come with any formal acknowledgement but the achievement of my education goals under adverse conditions is the most meaningful to me.”


Board Memberships:

Financial Literacy Advisory Board Member, CPA Canada, 2016  - Present
Audit Committee Member, Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada, 2013-2015
Finance & Audit Committee Member, Xyolhemeylh Aboriginal Child & Family Services, 2011-2014 


Past/Present Business Experience:

Erin’s interest in accounting started while she was working as a clerk in a large municipal government. After starting the CGA program, she left the municipality to gain more experience, which she did as an Accountant at a helicopter repair and overhaul facility. To continue expanding her knowledge base, Erin took on a role of Strategic Development Analyst at a Financial Institution. After receiving her accounting designation, the opportunity arose for her to switch back into government as the Director of Finance at Tzeachten First Nation, which she happily accepted as she loves making a positive impact in local communities. During her time at the First Nation, she was also a co-owner of a trucking company with her husband.

Throughout her adult life, if Erin wasn’t in school as a student, she in school as an instructor.  She absolutely loves education and recognizes its ability to make a positive change in peoples lives.