The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

September 18, 2013 10:15 ET

Sudbury Accountant Receives Prestigious FCPA, FCA Designation

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 Laurie Bissonette of Sudbury.

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.

Laurie, a Partner with KPMG LLP in Sudbury who earned her CA designation in 1986, was the first woman to achieve Partner status in Northern Ontario. She was a Board Member of the KPMG Foundation and is the Northern Ontario Community Leader Champion responsible for ensuring all KPMG staff members are afforded the opportunity to be involved in the community in areas in which they are passionate.

She has supported Laurentian University, Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology, the Children's Aid Society of the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin, and YMCA Sudbury. Laurie also writes a business column in Northern Ontario Business.

"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