Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec

Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec

May 15, 2006 15:36 ET

Jean-Francois Joly is Awarded the Title of Companion of the Ordre des Comptables Agrees du Quebec

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - May 15, 2006) - On February 9, 2006, the Bureau of the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec approved the creation of the honorary title Companion of the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec, designated by the initials C.OCAQ, to formally recognize non-members who have made an outstanding contribution to the CA profession.

The first person to receive this honour is Jean-Francois Joly, C.Tr., Director of the Language Services Department of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), who began his career at the Ordre in 1970. Mr. Joly was awarded the title in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the visibility of the CA profession.

"The title of Companion of the Ordre is bestowed for the very first time upon a long-time collaborator, a man who has made an exceptional contribution to the development of accounting terminology and to the promotion of the Ordre's and the CICA's leadership in French-speaking countries," said Michel Theroux, FCA, Chair of the Ordre.

A certified translator since 1971, Mr. Joly has always been an ardent defender of clarity of expression and of terminology intended to facilitate communication throughout the French-speaking world. Evidence of his dedication to language can be found in the Dictionnaire de la comptabilite et de la gestion financiere (he was one of the main collaborators on the Dictionnaire and co-authored the second edition), and in his many consultations with French, Belgian and Swiss stakeholders to establish conformed terminology for the translation of International Standards on Auditing.

"Jean-Francois Joly is a valuable partner of the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec and we felt strongly about recognizing his contribution by honouring him during our Soiree Reconnaissance," concluded 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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