Plugged In: Member & Student News
Beyond Numbers · April 2001
Barbara Carle-Thiessen, FCA, who was recently elected to Fellowship at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta. She and other award recipients will be officially recognized at the Recognition Dinner in Calgary on June 23, 2001. Barbara was elected to BC’s Fellowship in 2000.
Larry Prentice, CA, senior vice-president of Ernst & Young LLP in Vancouver, has been appointed as an executive committee member to the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities. Prentice is a past honorary treasurer of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
Wayne Lenihan, CA, became a partner with the firm Henshaw, Kjellbotn & McKinley, on January 1, 2001. Wayne’s area of concentration includes a wide range of services such as tax planning for owner/managed businesses, non-profit auditing, and non-resident taxation.
John Milligan, CA, of White Kennedy in Penticton, has been appointed to the Penticton Board of Trade by the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce.
Deloitte & Touche LLP has been honoured by the Prince George Chamber of Commerce for being the longest standing member of the Chamber. The firm was recognized for its 40-year membership at a luncheon in February 2001.
Jack Arnold, CA, for promoting the CA designation on the air! Jack has been a volunteer auditor with the Variety Club for the past ten years, and this year the organization put him on camera during their telethon to raise the profile of their auditing team. Jack says the work is extremely rewarding, and Variety Club Controller, Tim Wong, CGA, says that Jack’s on-going contribution over the years has been invaluable to the organization.
is pleased to announce that two senior members of its local Dispute Analysis & Investigations team, Bob Sandy and Paul McEwen, have recently earned the CA.IFA designation from the ICABC. This designation identifies specialists in investigative and forensic accounting, and financial litigation support.
Honour Roll Luncheon
January 31, 2001, at the Vancouver Club. Cerificates presented by Chuck Chandler, FCA
Honourees (BC’s top 10 UFE writers of 2000):
Geoff Lowe (GOLD)
Ernst & Young, Vancouver
Bryce Hamming (SILVER)
KPMG, Surrey (New West)
Jonathan Guballa (BRONZE)
KPMG, New West
Rosie Shaheen (BRONZE)
Deloitte & Touche, Vancouver
KPMG, New West
Paula Presta, CA
Peter Hayes, CA not in attendance
We’re trying to locate the following members. If you know of their whereabouts, please contact Anna Piccolo at (604) 488-2617 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donald Armstrong, CA
Susan C. Jones, CA
Victor H. Bradley, CA
Alan R. Laing, CA
Megan A. Cash, CA
Lee F. Man, CA
Peter R. Classon, CA
Anthony R. MacDonald, CA
John R. Ducharme, CA
Elizabeth J. McGowan, CA
Michael J. R. Gilley, CA
Marion H. Redford, CA
Peter J. Gillman, CA
James E. Rheaume, CA
Jonathan D. Goforth, CA
Robert Smith, CA(ID #031781)
Paul Hansed, CA
Alfred V. R. Wescott, CA
Wilfred B. Johnston, CA
Jay G. Whitwham, CA
Notice of AGM
The Institute’s AGM will be held on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at the Terminal City Club. The Member Recognition Dinner will follow the AGM.
For more information, please contact:
Karen Pakulak, Manager, Executive Office at:
(604) 488-2602 or email at email@example.com.
Notes on Licencing
The following applications for Practice Licences were approved by the Practice Review & Licencing Committee at its meeting of March 16, 2001, in accordance with Bylaws 611(i) & (ii):
Gregory Pedersen, CA Vancouver
Douglas Myrdal, CA Burnaby
Dave Baker, CA Nanaimo
Hosak & Company Port Coquitlam
Martin & Henry Vancouver
Joseph W. Martin, CA Chilliwack
Janice A. Wells, CA North Vancouver
The following listing of firms no longer in public practice under these names was received by the Practice Review & Licencing Committee at its meeting of March 16, 2001:
Geoffroy Montcalm Lacasse Montreal
KPMG LLP Surrey
(merged with New Westminster office)
K W John Louie Inc. Vancouver
Roger Lundgren, CA Kelowna
Larry T. Thurston Inc.
Surrey (merged with
Tim Major, CA)
Letter from the editor: A Whole New Era
by Michelle McRae
The Institute has undergone many changes in the past two years: new millennium, new CEO, new staff members, new governance structure, new CA School of Business, new website, new recruiting program—the list goes on. And so, it seems only logical to reflect these changes in Beyond Numbers magazine, ostensibly the “face” of the Institute.
We know that your time is precious, that many of you probably have a week’s worth of material filling your in-trays every day.
We don’t want to add to the clutter. Director of External Affairs Lesley MacGregor and
I wanted to come up with a look and format for the magazine that was progressive, easily readable, with nuggets of useful information and a minimum of filler—in other words: something short and sweet.
Graphic designer Blair Robertson of Realm Communications Inc. took our ideas and came up with something fresh and dynamic. He’ll be working with us to produce the first three issues of the redesigned magazine.
Blair is the designer who collaborated with us on January’s “voodoo” cover, and is the brainchild behind February/March’s now infamous “beans” (I’m happy to say that both covers garnered a lot of positive feedback).
Many of the changes to the magazine’s content stem from the results of a Member Mailing Survey conducted in March 2000.
A large number of respondents rated Tax Traps & Tips as the magazine’s top draw,
so we’ll be including more regular features along the same lines as TT&T; one such feature is the Government Relations column helmed by ICABC’s public affairs manager, Craig Fitzsimmons. Craig’s hitherto sporadic article will now appear in each issue. And, starting in the fall, you’ll find a regular Ethics column on this page entitled “Ethical Dilemmas” written by Chris Utley, CA,
the Institute’s new Director of Ethics.
In the meantime, and occasionally in
the future, you’ll find the “FYI” column here, with interesting bits and bytes of information.
And, based in part on the huge success
of Morris Levi’s “Voodoo Economics?
Can Tax Cuts Boost Revenue” article in January 2001, we’ll be seeking more outside experts to contribute upcoming cover stories. This month’s article was written by Paul Nicholson, the Institute’s government relations consultant. May’s issue will focus on the concept of balanced living—we know that balance is a concern for many of you at this hectic time of year.
As I learn more and more about the Institute’s members, I’m encouraged by what an interesting and diverse group of people you are. We’ll be exploring this diversity even more in upcoming member profiles. You’ll find the profile in an expanded members’ section, now called “Plugged In.” That said, we hope you’ll keep us plugged in by letting us know what’s new with you. Whether you’ve accepted a new position or retired, moved to a far-off country or just returned to BC, had a baby or won an award, we
want to hear about it. And, according to the survey, so do your fellow members.
It’s a time of exciting change at the Institute. As with anything new, there are
still kinks to work out, but change is an evolving force after all. I hope that you enjoy this new incarnation of the magazine, and
I welcome your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.