London CPA recognized for his outstanding professional and community contributions
TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario is proud to announce the appointment of Andrew Grainger, FCPA, FCGA, as one of its new Fellows. These accomplished chartered professional accountants are among today's leading accounting and finance professionals, proudly representing their profession and designation.
The FCPA designation is a prestigious honorary designation awarded to CPAs who, through their outstanding achievements including community leadership, bring distinction to the accounting profession and serve as a role model to others. FCPAs are nominated by their peers, who have recognized their exemplary qualities and contributions. To see a complete list of this year's Fellows, visit http://www.cpaontario.ca/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/2014mReleases/1009page17593.aspx.
A Komoka resident who is a partner with Ernst & Young in London, Andrew joined the firm in 1997 as a student in the program of professional studies. Today he is an advisory leader for southwestern Ontario, where he developed a successful advisory practice that includes a centre for excellence for the energy sector. Andrew is recognized as an experienced professional with the proven ability to observe and provide constructive insight to clients, offering valuable contributions due to his extensive experience, training and accounting designation.
While his business career flourished, Andrew took on an additional role as volunteer professional faculty member at the Directors College at McMaster University's DeGroote School of Business, where he provides insight on enterprise risk management and the role of an audit committee member. Using simulation models that he helped develop and refine, students experience simulated audit committee and board meetings.
A long-standing volunteer with United Way, London & Middlesex, he was drawn to this organization as it presented the opportunity to do the greatest amount of good in his community. The values of the organization align closely with his own, specifically integrity, empathy and shared leadership. He supports fundraising, getting involved and mentoring others. Serving on the Major Gifts Cabinet, Andrew uses his relationships and expertise to secure support from a network of generous donors. He is a trusted adviser whose professional qualifications enable him to develop relationships that result in strong support.
Chartered Professional Accountants are valued by organizations for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership. The FCPA designation further demonstrates excellence in accounting, commitment and pride to CPA Ontario. FCPAs are actively involved in improving the well-being of their respective communities bringing respect to the member and the accounting profession.
Note to editors: More information and photographs are available for this Fellow.
About the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's more than 80,000 CPAs and approximately 20,000 CPA students. CPA 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 for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership. For information on the profession, visit www.cpaontario.ca. To become a CPA in Ontario, visit www.goCPAontario.ca.
SOURCE: The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
For further information: Perry Jensen, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, 416-969-4271 or 1-800-387-0735, ext. 271, [email protected]; Amy Mulhern, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, 416-322-6520 or 1-800-668-1454 ext. 8311, [email protected]