Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

November 01, 2011 08:09 ET

Media Advisory-Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario: Ottawa CAs Tell Local Students a Future as a Chartered Accountant Has "No Limits"

Featured Speaker is Steve Spooner, FCA, CFO of Mitel Networks

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 1, 2011) - A select group of Ottawa-area high school students are getting an exclusive look into the many opportunities available in the world of business at the No Limits conference being hosted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario on November 2. Approximately 120 students, nominated by their schools for their leadership skills and interest in university business programs, will be attending this daylong session, which features a presentation by Steve, Spooner, CA, the Chief Financial Officer of Mitel Networks.

The No Limits conference brings Chartered Accountants from Ottawa's top businesses together with students most likely to be tomorrow's successful business professionals. During No Limits, the students will get the chance to meet CAs and discuss the many opportunities that open up for people who achieve the prestigious CA designation. Ottawa is hosting one of just four No Limits conferences being held in during the 2009-10 school year.

Among the day's highlights will be a presentation by Steve Spooner. As Chief Financial Officer for Mitel Networks, a $700M, 2000 person communications solutions company, Steve has global responsibility for Finance, Operations, Legal, Information Technology, M&A and Investor Relations. His past experience includes roles as CEO, COO and CFO of both emerging and established industry players including tenures at Digital, Wang, SHL Systemhouse, CrossKeys Systems, Stream Intelligent Networks and Wysdom.

At No Limits, Steve will be joined by representatives from major accounting firms, the Ottawa Senators/Senators Sports & Entertainment, Ottawa International Airport Authority, Corel Corporation, Sprott School of Business and other organizations.

Media are invited to attend all or part of the No Limits conference and interviews can be arranged with organizers and participants.

WHAT: No Limits conference
SPEAKER: Steve Spooner, CA
WHEN: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Steve Spooner speaks at 1:00 p.m.
WHO: CAs hosting Ottawa-area students at business learning session
WHERE: Room 4101, Desmarais Building, The University of Ottawa, Ottawa

About the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's 35,000 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. Chartered Accountants are the professionals Canada's business leaders trust to help make the financial, strategic and leadership decisions that matter. The Institute's website is: and the student website is

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