The Ordre des CPA du Québec honours its first nine Fellow Chartered Professional Accountants

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Montreal, June 5, 2013 – Over 150 people gathered last Saturday at the Delta Centre-Ville in Montreal for the memorable Soirée des Fellows, the first such event organized by the Ordre des CPA du Québec which recently celebrated its first anniversary. The prestigious title of Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant was awarded to nine members, and the Outstanding Achievement Award was presented to an FCPA whose professional accomplishments, community involvement, determination and leadership reflect her distinctive personality.

This colourful evening, hosted by none other than Raymond Cloutier, a leading figure in theatre, provided the perfect setting for guests to celebrate this important milestone in the career of a colleague, friend or parent.

Monique F. Leroux, FCPA, FCA, President, CEO and Chair of Desjardins Group, received the Outstanding Achievement Award for her exceptional contribution to the accounting profession throughout her career. The first woman to lead a financial institution in Canada, Ms. Leroux started her career with Ernst & Young and quickly became a partner. She then moved on to RBC Royal Bank, Quebecor and Desjardins Financial Corporation. Since she took the reins of Desjardins Group, the institution’s excellent performance has been noted on many occasions. A member of the Order of Canada and a Knight of the French Legion of Honor, Ms. Leroux has received numerous awards and distinctions. She is also very involved in the community and gives generously of her time to many organizations. This prominent figure among the financial elite of Quebec and Canada is without doubt a shining example for all CPAs.

Left to right: Stephan Robitaille, FCPA, FCGA, Chair of the Order, Hélène Racine, FCPA, CA, Paulette Legault, FCPA, CGA, Gary Wechsler, FCPA, CA, Alain Dugal, FCPA, CA, Monique F. Leroux, FCPA, FCA, recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award, André Dugal, FCPA, CA, Paul Dénommée, FCPA, CA, Maxwell Brotman, FCPA, CA, Umberto Delucilla, FCPA, CA, Richard Morrisseau, FCPA, CMA, and Daniel McMahon, FCPA, FCA, President and CEO of the Order.

Personally greeting the new Fellows, Chair of the Order, Stephan Robitaille, FCPA, FCGA, recognized their significant contribution to the CPA profession. “Through their commitment and achievements, these men and women bring honour to the chartered professional accountant designation and embody excellence, one of our profession’s core values. Fellows play a very important role in building the accounting profession’s credibility, recognition and prestige,” said Mr. Robitaille.

The title of Fellow is presented annually to a small number of CPAs among the 35,600 members of the Order. This year’s nine new FCPAs are joining the ranks of an elite group that now includes 680 people. “The CPA Order can count on members of diversified backgrounds who know how to stand out and be counted among the best, in whatever field they choose. The remarkable FCPAs we are honouring this year are ambassadors of the CPA designation who significantly expand its reach. They are models for the entire CPA community, and especially for the next generation,” said Daniel McMahon, FCPA, FCA, President and CEO of the Order.

The members who joined the ranks of this select group this year are:

Maxwell Brotman, FCPA, CA, President, M.A.S.L. Consultants Inc.
Umberto Delucilla, FCPA, CA, Partner, Deloitte
Paul Dénommée, FCPA, CA, Vice-President and Corporate Controller, Metro inc.
Alain Dugal, FCPA, CA, Partner, PwC
André Dugal, FCPA, CA, Partner, KPMG
Paulette Legault, FCPA, CGA, Corporate Director
Richard Morrisseau, FCPA, CMA, President, SoForGe
Hélène Racine, FCPA, CA, Director, Professional Education Programs, Ordre des CPA du Québec
Gary Wechsler, FCPA, CA

About the FCPA title
The FCPA title formally recognizes those members who have rendered outstanding services to the profession, or whose achievements in their careers or in the community have earned them distinction and brought honour to the profession.

About the Ordre des CPA du Québec
The Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec has over 35,600 members and 6,500 candidates and students. The Order ensures the protection of the public and the visibility of the profession. It represents all areas of expertise of the accounting profession, including assurance, financial accounting, management and management accounting, finance and taxation.

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Cédrick Beauregard
Manager, Public Affairs
Ordre des CPA du Québec
T 514 288-3256 [3024] • 1 800 363-4688

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