Chanel Donovan

Financial Controller

Sound accounting is the essential foundation of stability in the law firm.


  • Designated Chartered Professional Accountants CPA, CGA
  • Bachelor in H.B. Commerce, Laurentian University
  • American CPA Credentials, CFF and CITP
  • Chanel Donovan has been the Financial Controller at EKB since July 2017. Chanel manages and provides leadership to the Finance team of EKB. She supports and collaborates with the Managing Partner, Management Committee, Cash Committee, and various other committees in helping formulate strategic plans by providing financial and non-financial information in a timely and accurate manner.

    Chanel has more than 15 years of management experience in accounting and finance in the legal and IT industries. Chanel holds the designations of Canada Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) and as well as the American CPA credentials in Financial Forensics (CFF) and Business Information Technology Professional (CITP). Chanel is also a member of the British Columbia Legal Management Association (BCLMA) and was elected as co-chair of small firms in the years of 2013 and 2014.

    During a period of entrepreneurship in the early of 2000’s, Chanel successfully launched and ran a winemaking business, an endeavour that she kicked off by winning the Canada Western Economic Diversification’s Business Plan Contest in 2003.

    • Member of the BCLMA Finance Subsection
    • Member of the Canada Chartered Professional Accountant Association
    • Member of the American Chartered Professional Accountant Association
    • 2003 Business Plan Contest Winner Western Economic Diversification
    • 2013 – 2014 elected as BCLMA Small Firm Co-Chair