Plugged In: News for and about members & students
Beyond Numbers · February 2009
Walter Creed, FCA, was recently appointed to the board of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. Creed retired as a partner of Grant Thornton in Victoria in 2008, and currently serves as treasurer of the David Foster Foundation Society and the Downtown Victoria Community Alliance. He has been a Victoria Hospitals Foundation board member since 2004, and is currently treasurer of the American Friends of Victoria Hospitals Foundation.
Michael Parker, CA, a partner with Daley & Company in Kamloops, recently joined the board of governors of Thompson Rivers University.
Rob Philipp, CA, has been recognized by PricewaterhouseCoopers as the 2008 PwC Vancouver “Volunteer of the Year” for his outstanding work with Temple Sholom, the largest synagogue for orthodox and non-orthodox Jews in the Lower Mainland.
Four BC CAs named to “Forty Under 40” for 2008
Each year, Business in Vancouver (BIV) newspaper chooses 40 outstanding young business professionals for its “Forty under 40” awards. As announced in the December 30, 2008-January 5, 2009 issue of BIV, four BC CAs made the list for 2008. They are, in alphabetical order: Rob Chase, CA, the CFO of Absolute Software, a data protection company; Todd Kobus, CA, the VP finance and CFO of Canucks Sports & Entertainment; Bryant Pike, CA, the CFO of Rainmaker Entertainment Inc., a digital animation house; and Steve Tatone, CA, the CFO of Commercial Group of Companies, a custom truck body manufacturer.
Winners of BIV’s Forty under 40 awards are chosen based on values such as achievement, experience, innovation, vision, leadership, and community involvement. For full profiles of these four CAs, visit: www.biv.com/40under40/2008.asp.
AGM Advance Notice – 2009 AGM and Members’ Recognition Dinner
The ICABC’s 2009 annual general meeting (AGM) is scheduled to take place on the afternoon of June 23, 2009, in Vancouver. Directly following the AGM will be the 9th annual Members’ Recognition Dinner. So mark your calendars now, and join
us for both events!
Details will be provided in upcoming issues of Beyond Numbers.
CA author releases travel memoir
D. G. Wilkes, CA, recently published A Bean Counter’s Travels. Part memoir and part travelogue (with photos included throughout), the book details his journeys to destinations around the globe (including exotic locales such as Greece, Fiji, Costa Rica, and Japan).
As described in the December 2008 issue of CAmagazine and previous issues of Beyond Numbers, Wilkes is a prolific writer with more than 200 published articles (on a variety of topics) under his belt. He currently writes a regular newspaper column for seniors, which appears in several of Victoria’s community papers.
After getting his first novel, Shattered Illusions, published in 1996, Wilkes formed Abbey Isle Publishing. He has since self-published two novels (No More Illusions and Coming Up Short, both of which feature the lead character from his first novel—an accountant named Steve Wrift) and two works of non-fiction (A Bean Counter’s Travels and an earlier book on writing concepts entitled, Writing: What’s Good, Bad and Ugly). Two other works are currently underway: a novel called The Number Cruncher and a non-fiction account of the 12 years his family spent on a southern Vancouver Island farm.
Did You Know...?
(A note from Member Services)
Did you know that the Institute provides a number of management tools online for our members in industry?
Visit our Managing in Industry website at www.ica.bc.ca/industry, and you’ll find a toolkit that contains tips, links, and resources designed to help you thrive in industry, whatever your role may be.
The website has been organised into different sections to help you:
- Manage your business, with information on and links to resources about the economy, business environment, financing, business strategies, and information technology;
- Manage yourself and others, with information on and links to resources about communication and interpersonal skills, human resource issues, leadership, and problem solving; and
- Stay onside, with information on and links to resources about ethics, professional, and legal obligations.
On the Managing in Industry website, you’ll also find archived issues of Report on Industry, the CICA’s bi-monthly e-newsletter for members in industry, along with a link to subscribe for free to future issues.
Whether you’re working as a controller, CFO, manager, or entrepreneur, or you’re thinking about going in any of these directions, you’ll find support on the Managing in Industry website at www.ica.bc.ca/industry.
Check it out today!