About the Founder

About the Founder

Maya Corbic is the founder of Dinarii Financial Education Academy. She is a Chartered Accountant with over ten years of experience in public accounting practice. She provided various accounting, tax and consulting services to owner managed businesses for almost two years at a small public accounting practice, then she spent almost eight years at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Three of those years she was in audit, and the other five years she was in corporate tax.

Maya is a Bachelor of Commerce degree graduate from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and she became a Chartered Accountant in 2006. She also completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (CICA) In Depth Tax Course (Parts I and II).

Maya has passion for teaching, which is evidenced by her voluntary involvement with non-for-profit youth organization Junior Achievement, through which she taught full day courses on Financial Literacy and Economics of Staying in School to grades 7 and 8.

Maya is a mother of two young children and is passionate about developing awareness of financial literacy and educating children and youth how to be financially savvy. Her belief is that financial literacy is one of the top life skills that an individual should develop in order to live a successful independent adult life.  She believes that if we could engrain basic financial skills in children while they are young, these skills will become second nature when they become adults.  These childhood engrained financial skills will enable the adults to manage their personal financial well-being with confidence and competence.

Maya believes that our society is only now starting to somewhat emphasize the importance of financial education due to current economic crisis. However she believes that this is not enough.  She believes that financial literacy education should start at home. The parents should lead by example of financial savvy in their every-day life decisions. In addition, the parents should use real life opportunities to teach their children how to be financially smart. Unfortunately, most parents have never been taught financial literacy by their parents. Therefore even though they would like to teach it, they don’t know how to. That is why Maya developed different workshops for children and youth to educate them to be financially literate. In addition, workshops for parents were developed to assist parents in teaching money management and basics of financial literacy to their children.