The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

September 17, 2013 09:20 ET

Thunder Bay CPA, CA Wins ICAO Award of Distinction

CPA Ontario Recognizes Its Best and Brightest Under 40

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 17, 2013) - Thunder Bay CPA, CA Camillo Lento has been recognized by the profession as up-and-coming talent with both laudable past achievements and a very bright future. The ICAO Award of Distinction honours those Chartered Professional Accountants who have made an early impact, bringing distinction to themselves and to their profession through leadership and achievement in their professional, community and/or personal lives.

Camillo achieved his CA designation in 2007 and went on to complete a PhD in Accounting in 2012. He is now an Associate Professor (Accounting) at Lakehead University's Faculty of Business in Thunder Bay, where he teaches financial accounting and auditing and researches the capital market implications of financial accounting information.

To promote the case based approach to teaching accounting, Camillo co-authored the text book Canadian Financial Accounting Cases. His writing has also appeared in a number of other books, journal articles, research reports and national media outlets.

In Thunder Bay, he has been the Vice-President of the Northwestern Ontario Chartered Accountants Association since 2011. Camillo also actively promotes the profession at Lakehead by promoting CPA Ontario events, supporting the Lakehead University Accounting Club and helping local accounting firms by facilitating their networking and career recruitment events on campus.

As the award is intended to honour younger CPA, CAs, the age of 40 years has been chosen as a cut-off. As a result, only those born in 1973 or later were eligible for consideration for 2013.

The ICAO Award of Distinction recipients were chosen following a rigorous nomination and selection process which culminated in a secret-ballot vote of the Council. An Award Review Committee - comprised of five current and former Council members - first evaluated all nominations and made its recommendation on each nominee to assist Council members, who then made their own independent evaluation of the nominees. A two-thirds majority vote of the Council was required to earn an Award.

The recipients demonstrate excellence in a number of areas of service and achievement, including education, promotion of the profession, volunteerism and service to the profession and community, career-related achievements, personal interest activities such as sports and the arts, and other distinctions. Their successes are visible in a combination of their professional and personal life endeavours.

The 2013 recipients of the ICAO Award of Distinction are listed alphabetically below, followed by their locality (where residence and business localities differ, both are shown, in that order).

Timothy G. Deacon, CPA, CA Toronto
Alexandra L. Hardy, CPA, CA Kitchener/Waterloo
Edward W. Hastings, CPA, CA Waterloo
Tiffany L. Laferriere, CPA, CA Sudbury
Camillo Lento, CPA, CA Thunder Bay
Jodie N.S. Lobana, CPA, CA Brampton

The 2013 recipients of the Award will be honoured on September, 19, 2013 as part of the FCPA, FCA presentation ceremony and dinner to be held 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: and the student website is

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