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Alumni Profile: Erin Sigvaldason

Alumni Profile: Erin Sigvaldason

Written On: 23 March, 2015
Category: Alumni Parkland Campus
Related programs:  Business Administration

Erin Sigvaldason wasn't sure where her career would take her when she began her education journey, but the path has been a successful and exciting one.

“When I started at ACC I didn’t have a clear career path,” said Erin.

“I decided to take the Business Administration program so I would have some formal training in basic accounting and bookkeeping. I didn’t want to leave Dauphin to get the training so ACC was the perfect fit for me. It was my instructors at ACC that opened the door for me to a career in public accounting. It wasn’t until my 2nd year of the program that I knew I wanted to pursue further education after my diploma at ACC.”

Erin, a 2001 graduate of the Business Administration program at ACC’s Parkland Campus in Dauphin, started working at a local accounting firm in Dauphin prior to graduating from ACC.

While working in her field, she obtained a Bachelor of Applied Accounting then went on to write the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) entrance exam and completed the two-year Strategic Leadership Program and became a designated CMA.

Erin spent several years working in the accounting field and is now partner at Letain Sigvaldason McMaster Professional Accountants, where she provides accounting and tax services to both individual and corporate clients.

“My business administration diploma prepared me for working in a fast paced accounting office. It gave me all of the tools I needed to start my career without having to leave my hometown.”

If you haven’t encountered Erin in the accounting world, then you’ve likely met her in one of her many community roles. Erin is an active volunteer in the Parkland Region; she is on the board of directors for The Prevost Foundation in Ste. Rose and on the Advisory Committee for ACC’s Parkland Campus.

She chaired the Ste. Rose Splash Park Committee, a group of eight that fundraised more than $350,000 for the construction of a community splash park. She’s also involved in starting up a group called 100 Women Who Care, a group of women that meets four times per year to select a community group in Ste. Rose in need of donations.

Erin is also the chair of the newly formed Assiniboine Community College Parkland Alumni Committee – a group of ACC graduates and staff who coordinate and promote alumni initiatives in the Parkland region, with the support of ACC’s Alumni Relations Coordinator