Recap: Foresight Session in Vancouver

[Left to Right] Geoff Dodds CPA CA, second vice-chair of the CPABC board, with Gigi Dawe of CPA Canada, and Stanley Chang CPA CGA, CPABC treasurer.

The CPABC Young Professionals Forum (YPF) hosted a breakfast session on March 1, 2019 on the CPA Canada Foresight Project.  Over 35 members and guests attended this event at CPABC’s office to hear a presentation by Gigi Dawe, CPA Canada’s director of corporate oversight and governance.

Dawe said, “The project is a national initiative to re-imagine the future of the accounting profession. Specifically, the project developed alternative plausible scenarios for the future of business and accounting in the Information Age.”

Gigi Dawe, CPA Canada’s Director Corporate Oversight and Governance.

Opening remarks were provided by Geoff Dodds CPA CA, second vice-chair of the CPABC board of directors. Also in attendance were Stanley Chang CPA CGA CPABC’s provincial treasurer, Michael Infante CPA CGA, chair of the YPF, and David Chiang CPA CA, CPABC’s vice-president of Member Advice & Programs (and staff support to the YPF).

Through a series of cross country consultations, Foresight identified future directions for the profession which considered the global and national regulatory implications for the CPA profession in light of evolving stakeholders expectations. Foresight identified skill sets necessary for accountants to continue to add value to employers and clients and the new opportunities that may result and the expected demand for CPAs.

Visit the CPA Canada website for more details about the Foresight Project.  And be sure to join the online discussions to share your thoughts about the future of business and accounting.

Finally, if you would like to become a member of the CPABC Young Professionals Forum, contact CPABC Advisory Services to express your interest.



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