The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

September 18, 2013 09:35 ET

Markham Accountants Receive Prestigious FCPA, FCA Designations

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 18, 2013) - The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario has announced the election of 59 Ontario CPAs as Fellows, earning the designation FCPA, FCA. That prestigious group includes Markham's Stephen Landau and Scott Wetmore.

The highest designation the Institute confers, Fellowship is awarded for outstanding career achievements as well as outstanding service to the community and the profession. Ontario's Chartered Professional Accountants work in public practice, industry, academe, government and the not-for-profit sector. Less than 2.8 per cent of Ontario's over 36,500 Chartered Professional Accountants have been elected to Fellowship, making this an exceptional honour.

A founding Partner of Ernst & Young LLP's Transaction Tax group, Steve is known as one of the leading advisors for income tax structuring on the monetization of family wealth for Canadian private business owners. He travels across Canada providing tax advice on divestitures and reorganizations for entrepreneurs. Steve earned his CA designation in 1982 and shortly after that began to practice exclusively in the tax area. Steve has lectured extensively at the CPA Canada advanced tax courses and the Canadian Tax Foundation.

Active in his community throughout his career, Steve has served in various leadership roles at synagogues and private schools in Thornhill.

Scott, who earned his CA designation in 1979, is a partner with KPMG LLP in Toronto. He has held several senior leadership positions within KPMG and been responsible for relationship development and leading engagement teams for some of the firm's largest clients in Canada. In the past ten years, he has been focused on the financial services industry serving as the lead partner on two of Canada's largest financial institutions.

Scott is a member of the Board of Directors of Toronto Rehab Foundation and Canadian Stage Company and previously served on the Board of Governors of the University of Waterloo.

"Being elected an FCPA, FCA by their peers is an indication of the esteem these Chartered Professional Accountants enjoy in their profession and communities," said Rod Barr, FCPA, FCA, President and CEO of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. "It is also testimony to how much each has contributed to both the accounting profession and their respective communities."

FCPA, FCA elections are held every two years, and any CPA Ontario Member may submit a nomination, which culminates in a secret ballot vote by the Council. Rigorous criteria make the Fellowship designation a special honour. To receive this senior designation, a Chartered Professional Accountant is required to have brought distinction to the profession through significant business and social accomplishments.

The new FCPA, FCAs will be honoured at a presentation ceremony and dinner to be held on September 19, 2013 in Toronto.

About the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (registered name of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario) is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's more than 36,500 CPA, CAs and almost 6,000 CPA, CA students. With a rich history dating back to 1879, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario serves the public interest by developing, monitoring and enforcing the highest standards of professional competence and ethical conduct. Chartered Professional Accountants are valued by organizations of all types for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership. The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario's website is: www.cpaontario.ca and the student website is www.guidetorulingtheworld.ca.

Contact Information

  • Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
    Perry Jensen
    416-969-4271 or 1-800-387-0735, ext. 271
    pjensen@cpaontario.ca