The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

September 18, 2013 10:25 ET

Thunder Bay 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 Thunder Bay's Georgina Daniels and Susan Soldan.

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.

As the Manager of Finance and Strategic Quality Initiatives for the Thunder Bay District Health Unit, Georgina is responsible for leading corporate culture change and continuous improvement in the organization. Active in her profession since earning her CA designation in 1989, she has served in leadership roles with the Northwestern Ontario Chartered Accountants Association and has been a member of the CPA Ontario/Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario Council since 2011.

Georgina has also been active with a number of charities, including Leadership Thunder Bay, Communities Together for Children/Ontario Early Years Centre, Magnus Theatre Northwest Inc. and Junior Achievement of Canada.

Susan, who earned her CA designation in 1984, is Manager, Business Services for the Ministry of Transportation's Northwestern Regional Office, overseeing financial and administrative services. She is active with the Northwestern Ontario Chartered Accountants Association, serving in a number of roles including President.

Susan is a member of the United Way of Thunder Bay Board of Directors, as well as its Allocations, Finance and Strategic Planning Committees, and chaired the Thunder Bay Ontario Public Service 2011 and 2012 United Way campaigns. Susan also has a long history as a director with the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Board, previously serving as President.

"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.

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