Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

September 24, 2009 09:05 ET

CA Institute Confers FCA Designation on Thunder Bay Chartered Accountant

Walter Flasza 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 Thunder Bay Chartered Accountant Walter Flasza, FCA.

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

Walter Flasza is a Partner with BDO Dunwoody LLP in Thunder Bay. He has served on the Firm's National Policy Board, including a term as its Chair.

A CA since 1988 and an active member of his community, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the United Way of Thunder Bay in recognition of his leadership when serving as its President from 2005 to 2007. During that period, the United Way reached a record fundraising goal of $2 million and undertook several new initiatives, including participation in the Action for Neighbourhood Change project and the development of a local 211 information referral service. He currently sits on the Board of the United Way of Canada – Centraide Canada and volunteers for several local charities.

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: and the student website is

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