Meet Leigh Simpson, Bookkeeping Specialist at MOD!
Leigh joined the MOD team in December 2021 and is an amazing addition to the team with over ten years of experience in business, bookkeeping, and accounting. Leigh is hard-working, clever, kind, and an absolute pleasure to work with. We feel very lucky that Leigh chooses to spend her time with the MOD Squad! In her personal life, she's a big adventurer (she moved to BC from South Africa!), nature-lover, and active wife and mom. Leigh, we're so thrilled you're part of the MOD team!
Let's get to know Leigh!
What are 3 things you’re most proud of?
- My husband and best friend, Nick. Moving across the world to start a new adventure in Canada is not for the faint hearted; I couldn’t have done it without him by my side. He worked hard to get us here and continues to work hard to ensure we have a happy and fulfilling life.
- My children. Even though they are still little, in the big scheme of things, they’re pretty darn awesome little people. Kind, compassionate and always willing to try new things. They sure managed to adapt to a new country and climate very quickly!
- My education. Thanks in most part to my parents who went above and beyond to ensure I got an incredible education; I was fortunate enough to be able to attend a top university and eventually earn my accounting degree.
What do you love about bookkeeping and accounting?
I love puzzles, what can I say? Every month I get to build various puzzles. Fitting all the pieces together is something I love to do.
Do you have advice for clients on how to get their bookkeeping organized?
Bookkeeping is a continuous project; don’t allow yourself to fall behind. Create a logical electronic filing system and save as much as you can as often as you can!
If you weren’t in accounting, what would you do for a career?
That’s a tough one; it’s a toss up between teacher or adventurer. When I was little, all I wanted to do was become an adventurer as I love the outdoors; I am happiest hiking the trails with my furry best friend, paddling in the lake, spending a day on the slopes at Big White. Anything out in the fresh air! On the other hand, I love helping and teaching little people; maybe I could help the youth of today become the leaders of tomorrow😊
What do you love about working for MOD?
Everything (no, seriously)! The flexibility, being a part of an inspiring team of women who prioritise family, the unwavering support from every member in the team, and having the freedom to learn and grow continuously.
Who are the women (or people) who most inspire you?
My Mom: the strongest, most hard-working and caring woman I know. Even in the face of adversity, she never gives up and always manages to show love and support. She taught me to persevere, remain true to myself; she taught me that values are not selected, they’re discovered.
Nelson Mandela: a most loved former South African president and civil rights advocate who dedicated his life to fighting for equality. He united a nation when it was needed the most, and still inspires forgiveness. My favourite quote from President Mandela, “it always seems impossible until it’s done”.
Read Leigh's full bio on our team website here.