2017 Rosalind Smith Professional Award Winner – Beatrice Ghettuba – K2Z Accounting

The Rosalind Smith Professional Award for Exceptional and Prolonged service working in a Profession


  • Kenya
  • Bachelor of Commerce: Accounting Major
  • IATA – Kenya Airways
  • Regional Manager
  • Finance Coordinator – Chartered Accountant- Risk Management
  • Counsel Financial Matters – Mentor
  • Workplace Norms – Employment References – Tax Law
  • Church & Community
  • Canadian Liberal Party
  • Community Organizer – Community Service
  • Council for Advancement of African Canadians


Born and raised in Kenya. She earned a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with an accounting major, & was accredited her CPA. Beatrice worked as Manager & Risk Management Officer for Kenya Airways & Regional Manager for International Air Transport, as the Regional Manager for Eastern Africa. Beatrice moved to Canada in 1998 & soon thereafter worked at Mac Ewan University for 10 years as a Chartered Professional Accountant & Risk Management professional. Shortly thereafter she started K2Z Accounting Associates an accounting firm, offering diverse services to businesses in Edmonton. Beatrice has received numerous Awards & Distinctions in the Professional Accounting & Business Profession.

Bernice has served as a counselor & mentor & has offered the opportunity for immigrants to get the Canadian experience & workplace norms. She references & supports immigrants to obtain employment. Beatrice ran as a Canadian Liberal candidate in St. Alberta in 2015. She did very well with a second place in the voting for that electoral district. Beatrice is an avid volunteer. She has been on the Board of Directors at the Africa Center & does multiple facet of work for the Edmonton African Canadian community & her church. She is part a founder for the Women’s Advocacy Voice group of Edmonton.

One of Beatrice’s favorite saying is that “she gives birth to a few, and nurtures many”.

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