CPA Ontario awards prestigious Fellow designation to 69 professional accountants

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TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) is pleased to announce that 69 of the province’s leading professional accountants will be awarded the profession’s highest mark of distinction, the Fellows (FCPA) designation. These business leaders are masters of navigating an ever-changing business landscape, and have an impressive track record of serving their organizations, communities and the profession.

This year’s FCPAs have been selected from a world-class pool of experience, skills and expertise across the profession.

“Becoming a Fellow is the profession’s highest mark of distinction, but this is not just about awarding a prestigious designation. Each Fellow embodies the unique value proposition offered by professional accountants - navigating an ever-changing business environment, while holding the designation’s high standards of professional excellence and integrity,” said Carol Wilding, FCPA, FCA, President and CEO of CPA Ontario. “They are demonstrated leaders who have made significant contributions to their communities and advanced the profession. They truly reflect the immense diversity and range of skills required by today’s CPAs.”

The 2017 Fellows span sectors and industries, demonstrating the breadth and depth of the profession. They include executives from some of Canada’s private, public and non-profit organizations, alongside entrepreneurs, academics, and leaders of some of Canada’s best-loved brands. The 2017 cohort has market-leading experience in fields ranging from audit, tax and reporting standards to banking, insurance, aviation, retail, tourism, telecommunications, technology and education, among others.

“Professional accountants are uniquely positioned to serve as trusted collaborative business leaders, having both the financial expertise and ethical fortitude to interpret, challenge and transform,” said Alan Mak, FCPA, FCA, Chair of CPA Ontario’s Council. “Fellows of the profession are those who fully embody these attributes, and have contributed their expertise both throughout their careers and in their communities.”

This year’s Fellows will be honoured at a presentation ceremony and dinner on December 5, in Toronto. The names of the 69 new FCPAs are listed alphabetically below:

CPA Ontario protects the public interest by ensuring its members meet the highest standards of integrity and expertise. CPA Ontario serves and supports its more than 89,000 members and 19,000 students in their qualification and professional development in a wide range of senior positions in public accounting, business, finance, government, not-for-profits and academe. Chartered Professional Accountants are valued by organizations of all types and sizes for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership. For information on the profession, visit .

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Globe Newswire: 16:15 GMT Tuesday 14th November 2017

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