Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

September 30, 2009 09:21 ET

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario: Thunder Bay CA Re-Elected District Association President

Joe Riccio leads local Chartered Accountants

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire – Sept. 30, 2009) -

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Thunder Bay Chartered Accountant and prominent business leader Joe Riccio, CA, has been re-elected President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario's Northwestern Ontario District CA Association. The District Association is the CA profession's local presence and organizes activities that benefit local Chartered Accountants and the community at large.

In addition to helping to serve, represent and provide fellowship among local CAs, the District Association also helps bring the Institute's many programs to its members, while also organizing important community events, such as tax clinics for people with low incomes.

Mr. Riccio is a Senior Manager with Grant Thornton LLP in Thunder Bay. A CA since 2001, he has gained experience in public accounting, specializing in providing audit, accounting, income tax and business advisory to clients throughout Northwestern Ontario. He has also been a member of the District Association since 2005.

"The District Association in Northwestern Ontario is a strong voice for local Chartered Accountants and a real asset for our community," said Riccio. "I'm proud to be the DA President and the events that we organize, such as the CA tax clinic for people with low incomes."

"The CA profession is in the forefront of our province's economy, and important to communities of all types and sizes," said Rod Barr, FCA, President and CEO of the Institute. "We believe that strong District Associations help build and strengthen the CA designation and our profession's contribution to Ontario's prosperity."

About the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's 33,000 Chartered Accountants 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 the enforcement of its rules of professional conduct. Ontario CAs contribute greatly to international and domestic investor confidence in the soundness of the Ontario and Canadian economies. The Institute's website is: and the student website is

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