Kathryn Higgins is the Corporate Controller for both TransAlta Renewables and TransAlta Corporation. She is responsible for providing oversight for TransAlta’s financial activities, including, control framework, corporate accounting and reporting, tax and corporate planning. As Corporate Controller, Kathryn ensures all internal and external reporting is completed for TransAlta and TransAlta Renewables as well as other reporting subsidiaries (partnerships and projects). In addition, Kat manages all tax functions of the global enterprise, completes all business unit and asset-level accounting, reporting and delivers the consolidated current year estimate, budget and long-range plan.
Prior to this role, Kat was Managing Director, Transformation Office. Since joining the TransAlta in 2010, Kat has held numerous positions in Energy Marketing Finance including Manager, Financial Accounting and Settlements. She has experience in running high-performing teams, technical accounting, financial policy and project management. Prior to TransAlta, Kat worked at KPMG in their Corporate Audit group focused in the power industry.
Kat holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with honours from Saint Francis Xavier University and a Charted Accountant designation.