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Professional Matters


GOING GLOBAL


GOOD READS


Joy Thomas on trends, women’s leadership


CPA CANADA’S PRESIDENT AND CEO, Joy Thomas, was published twice in The Accountant just before she assumed her new role. “Trends to Watch”


(February) explored themes important to CPA Canada’s members, including technol- ogy, climate change, global- ization, external reporting, tax reform and financial literacy.


WEB WISE Jim Pettigrew Breakfast with Scotland


MEMBERS of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) met with finance professionals and represent- atives from CPA Canada in Toronto on Feb. 26. The group discussed Canada’s new Liberal government, changes in the profession and weathering economic storms. “If anyone is going to see their way through in a sensible, measured, prudent and thoughtful way,” said ICAS president Jim Pettigrew, “it is Canada.”


EN FRANÇAIS


Meet five CPAs from Quebec


CPA CANADA’S member videos have a French side. The five dynamic CPAs interviewed in the fast-paced French series are young — the oldest is 32 — and work in various settings including Sleeman Breweries and Revenu Québec. They candidly discuss their childhood dreams, their current salaries, what it takes to be a CPA, their biggest mistakes, what they love about their work and more. Watch the videos at cpapro.ca/rencontrez-nos-cpa.


JUNE/JULY 2016 | CPA MAGAZINE | 11


Cash from the crowd CROWDFUNDING can’t be ignored: it raised more than $34 billion in 2015. Get a high-level overview of crowdfunding models — how they work, what their financial reporting implications are, what securities regulators are saying — at cpacanada.ca/ crowdfunding.


Thomas also responded to


The Accountant’s inquiry about gender equality in accounting (March). She focused on progress (women lead eight of the 11 provincial and regional accounting organizations in Canada) and future tasks (pay equity and women in C-suites and boardrooms). Thomas highlighted the work of CPA Canada’s Women’s Leadership Council, which has produced toolkits and webinars and has


helped plan conferences to support women’s professional advancement.


Salvatore Sacco


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