Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

September 24, 2009 08:15 ET

CA Institute Confers FCA Designation on London Chartered Accountant

Denis Lemieux among 75 Ontario-wide to receive profession's top honour

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 24, 2009) - The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario has announced the election of 75 Ontario Chartered Accountants as Fellows of the Institute, earning the designation FCA. That includes Denis R. J. Lemieux, FCA, who works in London and resides in Mount Brydges.

The highest designation the Institute confers, Fellowship is awarded for outstanding career achievements as well as outstanding service to the community and the profession.

A CA since 1977, Denis Lemieux recently retired from the position of Managing Partner for Ernst & Young LLP in Southwestern Ontario and Vice Chairman of Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance, one of the leading merger and acquisitions practices in Canada.

Over his career he has contributed his time to many causes in his community including as one of the founders and member of the Board and Executive Committee of the London Enterprise Development Corporation, and as a member of the board/executive of VON, St Joseph's Hospital and MS Society. Under his leadership, the Ernst & Young Southwestern Ontario group recently financed the building of a Habitat for Humanity home in the Kitchener community.

Ontario's Chartered Accountants work in public practice, industry, academe, government and the not-for-profit sector. About three per cent of CAs have earned the FCA designation. Fellowship elections are held every three years.

"Being elected an FCA by their peers is an indication of the esteem these CAs enjoy in their profession and communities," said Gerald Mills, FCA, Chair of the Institute. "It is also testimony to how much each has contributed to both the CA profession and their respective communities."

About the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario:
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's more than 33,000 CAs and 5,000 CA students. Since 1879, the Institute has protected the public interest through the CA profession's internationally recognized standards of qualification and conduct. A wide range of organizations and individuals count on Ontario CAs to provide trustworthy and strategic insight, business leadership and financial guidance. The Institute's website is: www.icao.on.ca and the student website is www.guidetorulingtheworld.ca.

Contact Information

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario
    Perry Jensen
    416-969-4271 or 1-800-387-0735 ext. 271
    pjensen@icao.on.ca