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Penticton chartered accountant wins award, launches 2nd food drive campaign

Jane Long-Haggerty recognized for her community impact, inspiring leadership
Jane Long-Haggerty, a chartered accountant and a member of the Salvation Army Food Bank, hold up a cheque for $740. Long-Haggerty decided to cut her fees in half and ask her clients to donate whatever they felt they could to the food bank. The idea landed her a room full of food and $740 to the Salvation Army Food Bank. (Submitted)

Jane Long-Haggerty, managing partner of downtown Penticton’s Long-Haggerty Robertson Professional Chartered Accountants has received a prestigious award from her peers.

This award comes on the heels of Jane and Long-Haggerty hosting their second annual Tax Season Food Bank Drive where people can bring in a donation to the food bank and receive 10 per cent off the cost of personal tax services.

Last year, with the community’s help, the downtown Penticton office raised over 1,000 pounds of food plus $740 in cash donations.

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For Jane’s award, she has been recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants of B.C. with the Early Achievement Award.

The award celebrates members who distinguish themselves early in their CPA career through professional achievement and/or volunteer service, with an emphasis on professional accomplishment.

“Jane is being recognized for her community impact, inspiring leadership for future CPAs and for raising the visibility of the CPA profession through her reputation for excellence with clients,” said the award.

Throughout her career, Long-Haggerty has established an outstanding reputation for developing staff, exceptional people skills and technical savviness in the accounting field.

She extends the dedication she has been recognized for in her career to her community as well through volunteering on various boards of directors to coaching soccer and running foodbank and toys drives to help her community. Under her leadership, Long-Haggerty Robertson LLP has committed to donating a minimum of 5% of profits back into the community, and since its inception in October 2020, has more than doubled that contribution.

“Jane works hard to make a difference in both her professional life and her community. She is an inspiration to other young professionals in the community,” said Lori Mathison president and CEO of CPABC

Jane will be recognized for her leadership in business on International Women’s Day on March 8 as well as recognition for her services in the National Volunteer Week in April.

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Monique Tamminga

About the Author: Monique Tamminga

Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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