Leah Donti - Making Ordinary CPA PD Extraordinary
Advantage Montreal Seminars Inc. specializes in providing PD CPE public courses and in-house seminars on a variety of Accounting (e.g. GAAP, IFRS), Finance and Management topics. In-house seminars are customized to company and accounting firm needs. In addition, the firm offers the IQEX exam prep review course live webinar.
Leah Donti founded Advantage Montreal Seminars Inc. in 1991. Leah is an internationally recognized seminar leader in accounting and has been doing seminars full time since 1991 through her seminar business. She conducts in-house training at CPA firms as well as various companies in the USA and Canada. In addition, she speaks at numerous conferences every year across North America.
She speaks on ASPE, FASB update, IFRS, corporate tax, personal tax, variable interest entities, accounting and auditing update, revenue recognition, stock options, business combinations, compilation and review, Sarbanes-Oxley, and fair value accounting.
She graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce, in Accounting and Finance. She is a CPA, CMA. In addition, she holds an MBA degree from John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal.
Upon graduation from McGill, she held positions in internal audit and cost accounting with Canadian Pacific - one of the largest companies in Canada, dual listed in Toronto and New York reporting in U.S. GAAP.
Prior to beginning her seminar practice in 1991, Ms. Donti worked for DMR, a major information management consulting organization, where she provided training to offices across North America. She also worked with an accounting software firm offering accounting education courses to clients on-site.
Leah’s interest in IFRS began in November 1992 where she attended an international accounting conference in Dunedin, New Zealand and chose to learn IFRS starting then. In 1997, she began offering IFRS training.
In 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, Leah received the AICPA Outstanding Discussion Leader Award given by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
In 2012, the Ohio Society of CPAs introduced Leah in its Speaker Hall of Fame to highlight the expertise of those speakers that it regularly turns to for the latest information and insight on the topics driving the CPA profession.