Jila Mott

Financial Advisor, Keybase Financial Group

Topics: Business & Finance
Interview Date: December-13-2011
Extraordinary Insights: “Positive thinking is important. Never give up hope, have patience and put your whole confidence in God or yourself. We have to get rid of 'stinking thinking' and bring in the positive attitudes. As Walt Disney says, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” We can fulfill all our dreams and goals if we put our mind to it.”

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Jila Mott, BA, FCGA, EPC, is a financial advisor with Keybase Financial Group. She has been awarded and recognized as one of the top 100 outstanding CGA’s (Certified General Accountants) who made a difference, as a change agent, as an inspiration to others and as an exceptional leader. This honour was granted to her by CGA-Canada and its provincial and territorial organizations who launched an international search for 100 CGA’s who made an outstanding contribution to their communities and the lives of others.

A trailblazer as a woman entrepreneur and a financial advisor with Keybase Financial Group, a leader within the financial planning industry, Mott has dedicated significant time to mentoring and developing programs to assist young immigrants as well as financial programs for many Canadians. She is a much sought after lecturer, educator, producer, writer and TV commentator, with over 25 years in Canadian and International finance and investment management expertise. Jila is a Fellow Certified General Accountant (FCGA), holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, and is an Insurance Broker, Elder Planning Counselor and an accredited member of The Society of Mortgage Finance. She studied in Switzerland and the U.S. prior to coming to Canada.

Jila has received 3 awards previously from CGA Canada and Ontario for outstanding professional and community services (Life Membership, Fellow Designation and Distinguished Service awards), an award from the Canadian Association of Woman Executives and Entrepreneurs, a Canadian Jobs Strategy Award of Merit from Minister of Employment and Immigration and an Award of Recognition as one of the Foremost Women of the Twentieth Century, from Cambridge, England.