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Charla Smith CPA, CIRP

In 2008, Charla began her career in the insolvency field, supporting troubled companies and individuals looking to turn their financial situation around.

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Licensed Insolvency Trustee

Prior to joining Hardie & Kelly, Charla was a Senior Manager in the recovery and restructuring group with a large accounting firm. Charla obtained her Certified Professional Accounting designation in 2004 while working as an accountant in the oil and gas industry. In 2008, she began a career in the insolvency field, earning a designation as a Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional in 2011 and a licence as a Licenced Insolvency Trustee (formerly Trustee in Bankruptcy) in 2012. In 2013, Charla was named a Finalist for the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation’s Rising Star of the Year Award. She is a Vice President with Hardie & Kelly Inc

Charla supports troubled companies and individuals looking to turn their financial situation around, as wells as creditors looking to enforce their rights. Her background includes formal and informal restructurings, liquidation through bankruptcy and receivership, and financial review and monitoring engagements. This has involved working with an array of private and public small to medium sized companies in a variety of industries including oil and gas, construction, transportation, retail and financial services. In all circumstances Charla focuses on exploring the situation to find the most practical solutions that will achieve the best possible outcome for all stakeholders.