Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec

Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec

May 15, 2006 15:43 ET

2006 Young CA Leader Award: Spotlight on the Next Generation!

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - May 15, 2006) - Last Friday, before an audience of over 200 people, Michel Theroux, FCA, Chair of the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec, presented the Young CA Leader Award, along with a cash prize of $5,000, to Francois Filion, CA-IFA, CBV, during the prestigious Soiree Reconnaissance at the Centre des sciences de Montreal. "Francois Filion is an excellent example for young people in our profession. His expertise in investigative and forensic accounting and in business valuation makes him a most promising young CA leader who contributes to promoting the profession," said Mr. Theroux.

"I am very pleased to present this award to Mr. Filion. Since obtaining his CA designation, he has gained recognition for his determination, dynamism and contribution to the profession. He is a role model for the next generation," added Frank Zampino, CA, chair of the award's selection committee and chairman of the Executive Committee of the City of Montreal and mayor of Saint-Leonard.

A chartered accountant since 1997, Francois Filion has been involved in high-profile, often complex investigative and forensic accounting engagements. As vice-president of the Quebec City Region CA Group, he was a very successful events organizer, achieving a sizeable increase in participation in the Group's activities among the region's business people.

The Ordre also congratulates runners-up Nathalie Julien, CA, a teacher at College d'Alma, and Eric Grondin, CA, director of financial consulting at Samson Belair/Deloitte & Touche in Sherbrooke.

"Thanks to the quality of the CA education program, these young people are leaders in their community. Events like the Soiree Reconnaissance showcase the dedicated professionalism and excellence that characterize the CA profession," emphasized Daniel McMahon, FCA, president and CEO of the Ordre.

With over 17,200 members and close to 1,400 candidates for the practice of the profession, the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec carries out its primary mission to protect the public by enforcing the most demanding admission criteria and the highest professional and ethical standards.

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    Stephanie Gareau
    External Relations Manager
    (514) 982-4615
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    s.gareau@ocaq.qc.ca