Having evaded a career in public accounting for a long time, Atee finally switched careers a decade ago – hopefully for the last time – and ended up being a designated accountant in 2015. With a BCom, an MBA and a CPA under his belt, he has spent most of his career in accounting, financial consulting, tax auditing, public administration, and public accounting. Being a great proponent of the Kaizen philosophy, Atee believes in optimizing processes and business practices, while utilizing available resources, in order to allow organizations to perform at their best.
In his spare time, he volunteers with a variety of non-profits in the areas of accounting, income tax filing, and interpretation/translation for newcomers in multiple languages. Some of the more prominent organizations he has volunteered within the recent past are the Rotary Club of Edmonton (Treasurer), Edmonton Immigrant Services Association (Translator), Edmonton Public Schools Board (Interpreter), and CPA Canada (Financial Literacy).
Atee enjoys the outdoors and tries to make the most of the short Canadian summers by hiking, camping, and backyard gardening. Some of the more daring challenges he is looking forward to are skydiving, bungee jumping, scuba diving, white water rafting, and backcountry camping.
Atee loves to spend time with his family. His wife of 22 years, Ambreen, has been part and parcel of most of his professional career and has supported him in all the thick and thins of life. Together, they have put in their best efforts in bringing up their only child Saif, who is currently in high school and are looking forward to a promising career of his choice and a fulfilling life.