WHITEHORSE—Minister of Community Services Currie Dixon has appointed the interim board of Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Yukon, following the assent of the Chartered Professional Accountants Act. This is the next step in the transition of Yukon’s accounting professionals to a single professional designation.
“The appointment of the interim board for Chartered Professional Accountants Yukon is an important milestone in the process of Yukon’s regulated accountants joining their colleagues in other jurisdictions,” Dixon said. “I am pleased that we are able to respond to their request to unify under a nationally recognized professional designation.”
The regulatory bodies currently responsible for each of these three designations will be replaced by a single organization. The interim board is comprised of two members each from the three professional accounting associations, as required by the Act:
- Jason Bilsky and Mark Pike, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Yukon;
- Robert Fendrick and Cheryl Horoscoe, Certified General Accountants Yukon; and
- Kelly Steele and Joanna Joniec, Society of Certified Management Accountants of the Yukon.
The interim board’s task will be to approve the bylaws for CPA Yukon by which it will regulate its members within the new legislation.
“The composition of the interim board will ensure that the perspectives of each of the three previous designations will be incorporated into the bylaws of the new organization,” Dixon added. “This is consistent with their participation in the development of this new legislation.”
Elections for the permanent board will be held after completion of the bylaws and proclamation of the Act.
Bonnie Venton Ross
Communications, Community Services