Susan Schmitz

Senior Finance Officer

As the Senior Finance Officer, Susan is responsible for supporting the overall financial management and compliance of CanWaCH projects, leads in the preparation of budgets, financial reporting and other finance-related items. She has a bachelor’s in accounting from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant of Ontario. Susan has had the privilege of working as Finance Manager of Internal Audit and Compliance for non-profits for the past 15 years at the University of Waterloo and MEDA. Over the past 6 years, she has also travelled to developing countries in Asia, Africa, East Europe and Central America for internal audit and financial management and oversight. Susan has volunteered as Treasurer and as Chair for Finance and Facilities Committee for a local charity, House of Friendship. In her spare time, she likes to travel and sings in a choir.