Matthew Chaussé, CPA, CA
Manager, Accounting and Assurance
FL Fuller Landau LLP
2019 recipient of the CPA Volunteer Award from the Montreal CPAs
Matthew Chaussé’s career epitomizes the spirit of joyful generosity. As manager of a number of NPO accounts at Fuller Landau, he devotes time throughout the year to effectively guiding and advising these organizations, which rarely have sufficient financial resources at their disposal.
His interest in community service clearly extends well beyond his professional activities because Matthew Chaussé has taken certain personal experiences and turned them into an expression of solidarity. For instance, in 2012, he and four others created the Anthony Proteau Fund in memory of a deceased friend. Not content with simply acting as treasurer, he threw himself into fundraising efforts, raising over $500,000 in seven years for Hope & Cope to support children and young adults with cancer.
In fact, his proactive attitude was so appreciated by the audit committee of the Habilitas Foundation (an organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and social integration of individuals with a physical disability), that he was invited to sit on its board of directors. As treasurer, he took a noteworthy strategic approach by making reports available to non-experts. As the current chair of the priority committee, Chaussé steers the organization's management decisions regarding its $35 million fund.
Whether serving on a board, assisting a colleague or paddling a dragon boat, Matthew Chaussé displays an ever-present openness and altruism which truly set him apart. The Montreal CPAs dedicate this award to his profound and exemplary service.