“At WCG, it’s all about the people we help, the daily success stories. I’ve seen the real difference here from other companies, where for some it’s only all about the business. I see here at WCG how much the changes we make in people’s every day lives are actually changing the country for the better. It makes me thankful for the people I get to work with at WCG, and the fun we can bring to such important work”
Ben Forsyth’s strong financial acumen and gift of listening to various viewpoints make him a balanced decision maker and strong leader.
As part of the Executive Team at WCG, Ben provides strategy and financial oversight to strategic planning, budgeting and RFP responses, while leading the financial team in its day-to-day activities. He has brought workflow efficiencies to WCG’s finance department, resulting in substantial business improvements. He also provides financial oversight to WCG’s US affiliate company.
“It’s important to me to coordinate bringing all WCG’s departments in on collaborative budget planning, as a team helping to drive the company forward. We’re seeing the WCG team getting more and more engaged in overall financial planning and as a result, we’re a cohesive group seeing clearly a path to even better ways of accomplishing our goals and means to improving people’s lives.”
Ben earned his BComm at the University of Calgary, his professional accounting designation from CGA, BC (CPA, CGA) and a Canadian Association of Petroleum Production Accounting certificate. He has been with WCG since 2007.
Travel is a big part of Ben’s life, taking him and his wife to 35 different countries. He also loves to rock climb, hike and capture the moments through photography. Ben’s activities give him the life balance he believes is important, going from a workday in front of a computer screen to enjoying the sun and seeing the world.