K. Ellen Murphy, CPA, CA, B.B.A.
Phone 519-579-5520 Extension. 234
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Ellen joined Clarke Starke & Diegel in 1998 and was promoted to partnership in 2005. Ellen looks after the corporate accounting, auditing and taxation needs of a variety of small and medium-sized corporations and not-for-profit organanizations. Prior to deciding on a career in accounting, Ellen trained with the National Ballet School for four years. She obtained her C.A. designation in 1990 after graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration in 1988. Ellen started her career as a staff accountant with Price Waterhouse and a senior accountant with Peat Marwick Thorne (now KPMG) before becoming a full-time member of the accounting faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University for two years. Ellen took time away from her career for a few years while her husband played professional hockey in several European cities. They have two active sons who keep them busy with competitive sports - mostly hockey! - as well as golf and music interests. She has served on the board of directors of the Kitchener Waterloo Business Women's Association for a number of years.