Raha Mosca, CPA, CMA, MBA is the recipient of the 2019 CPA New Brunswick Emerging Leader Award, honouring members who have brought distinction to the profession early in their careers. \nAbout Raha\nRaha is a Product Trader at Irving Oil, based in the Saint John home office. She has held various roles in different areas of the company since starting in 2009. \nAs part of the Finance Rotation program, Raha developed her skills across the company’s Tax, Treasury, General Accounting and Financial Planning and Analysis teams. As part of this work, she supported different areas of the business including Product Trading, Rail Operations and Midcontinent Crude, allowing her to gain valuable and diverse experience. She later joined the Rail Operations and Marine Operations teams, expanding her knowledge of these business lines. \nRaha also serves on the Diversity and Inclusion council at Irving Oil.\nAn Iranian-Canadian, Raha immigrated to Canada in 2006 as an international student. With the support of her family, she chose Saint John and the University of New Brunswick to be the location where she could realize her dreams of advancing her education and career, improving her English language skills and making a difference in her community.\nRaha strives to always get the most out of her education. She studied Agricultural engineering in Iran. Upon successful completion of her business studies on the Dean’s List at UNB Saint John, she secured employment with Irving Oil within the first year of graduation. \nRaha began studying for her Certified Management Accounting entrance exam and was accepted into the program. Never to miss an opportunity, she was accepted into the Executive MBA program while also studying her second year of CMA program. She successfully graduated from the CMA and MBA programs in 2012/13. \nVisibility of the Profession\nRaha has brought visibility to our profession as current President and former Vice-President of the Greater Saint John CPA Chapter. Working with CPA New Brunswick, she has played a key role in designing and offering initiatives and events that promote networking and professional development opportunities to CPA members while providing them with CPD credits. \nSome of the topics offered through her time serving the chapter include: Professional Ethics, Confidence & Presence, NAFTA in the News, Tax Reforms in Canada and New Brunswick in the next 5 years. Raha has provided mentoring and guidance to international students about CPA Program and has been a strong advocate for CPA New Brunswick.\nCommunity Service and Awards\nGiving back to the community that welcomed her was expressed in her election to the Council of the UNB Associated Alumni for two consecutive terms where she led the International Committee on the second term. As the chair of the International Committee she was involved with coaching and mentoring international students, hosting the international student mixer on campus in collaboration with local business members to provide networking opportunities, organizing welcoming activities and coffee houses for new students through partnership with faculties.\nA resident of Rothesay, Raha acted as Vice-Chair of Public Works and Infrastructure Committee and currently serves as a member of Parks and Recreation Committee in addition to the Heritage Committee. She is the Co-Treasurer and a member of the Board of KV Oasis Youth Centre, Vice-President of Saint John Iranian Community Board and a member of Children Wish Foundation Gala Committee.\nRaha was a guest speaker at the Saint John Chamber of Women in Business Forum in 2019. She was awarded Louisbourg Investments Bursary at UNB Saint John and is a Member of Golden Key Academy Honors Society.\nCongratulations, Raha!\nRaha Mosca will be formally recognized during the 2020 CPA New Brunswick Convocation, being held at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Beauséjour in Moncton on Saturday, April 4th, 2020.