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St. John's Chapter

Past Events

 2015-2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

EVENT FLYER

 

 

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with Peter Simpson, Director, Global Infrastructure Advisory Practice, KPMG LLP

Holiday Inn
180 Portugal Cove Road
St. John's, NL

On Thursday November 24, 2016, Peter Simpson, a Director within KPMG's Global Infrastructure Advisory Practice will give a presentation on "Why Projects Fail" It's been observed that upwards of 50%-65% of mega projects fail to meet their original targets and/or business objectives. With the most common measure of success being cost, schedule, and operational performance, is there one common root cause that explains this phenomenon or is there something more fundamental at play? During this presentation, we will help isolate the "whys" by navigating through a series of project attributes, characteristics and real life examples, including; communication & stakeholder management, resources, project estimates & scope creep, project controls & risk management.

Peter Simpson has over 17 years' industry experience working on major infrastructure capital projects. At KPMG, Peter is responsible for providing advisory support to clients spanning from project initiation to project closeout, encompassing: project planning, integration management, scope definition, baseline development, procurement, contract, cost & schedule management and monitoring & reporting.

Throughout his career, Peter has been instrumental in setting up and implementing both the project controls and contract management systems for multiple mega projects including; the Voisey's Bay Nickel Mine Project in Labrador, the Diavik Diamond Mine projects in the North West Territories, the White Rose FPSO Topside project in Newfoundland and the Kearl Lake Deep Underground Oil Sands Mining projects in Alberta.

Prior to KPMG, Peter oversaw project and cost controls responsibilities across Canada for Kiewit, including Subject Matter Expert support for: project schedule, cost management & controls, claims, stakeholder management and aboriginal affairs.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

EVENT FLYER

 

 

2c 0ecbcThe Path to Sustainability: Creating a Government Culture with a Cost Conscience

with Kevin Horseman, Senior Manager, Human Capital, Deloitte Canada

Holiday Inn
180 Portugal Cove Road
St. John's, NL

On Thursday, April 14, 2016, Kevin Horseman, Senior Manager with Deloitte's Human Capital group in Ottawa specializing in Technology Adoption, Organizational Change and Business Transformation will give a presentation on the path to sustainability: Creating a government culture with a cost conscience. The presentation will outline key actions that governments can take to shift culture to one with a cost conscience, generating sustainable cost savings to reinvest into improving the organization, the economy, and the programs it delivers to citizens.

Kevin is a leader in Deloitte's Human Capital Technology Adoption Service Line with over seventeen years of industry and consulting experience in project management, organizational development and change, training development and delivery, team building and communication, cost management, risk management, business process reengineering and performance management. Kevin has participated in multiple transformation projects, leading organizational change and training teams, and providing guidance and advice to clients in the development and implementation of business processes, cost management practices and organizational models to improve operational efficiency.

Kevin has a Bachelor of Engineering from RMC and a Masters in Business Administration from Queen's University. Kevin was a co-author of Deloitte's paper on cost management in government, entitled "The Path to Sustainability: Creating a Government Culture with a Cost Conscience."

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

EVENT FLYER

 

 

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with Bailey Church, CPA, CA, CIA, Partner, Accounting Advisory Services, KPMG

Holiday Inn
180 Portugal Cove Road
St. John's, NL

On Wednesday, December 9, 2015, Bailey Church, CPA, CA, CIA, will provide an overview of the key drivers of uncertainty at all levels of government and discuss the impact of this uncertainty on accounting and financial reporting, internal controls and information systems and, most importantly, people. Citing recent experience with uncertainty and downsizing in the federal government and in the United States, Bailey will illustrate impacts of uncertainty and discuss what it means from an accounting and financial management perspective. 

Bailey Church is the Co-Leader of KPMG's National Public Sector Accounting Advisory service line. His more than 17 years of experience includes substantial work in financial management, accounting, financial reporting and auditing matters within the public sector environment. Bailey is a well-known speaker at seminars and conferences across the country, including the Government Financial Officers Association, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Financial Management Institute, the Canadian Comprehensive Auditing Foundation, and the Office of the Auditor General.

Bailey leads accounting advisory services across the public sector, with an extensive background serving the Government of Canada, Provincial Governments, Crown Corporations, Municipalities, Not-For-Profit Organizations and For-Profit Entities pursuing significant transactions with Public Sector Entities.

Bailey joined KPMG in 2000. Bailey leverages his accounting advisory skill set and an extensive background in audit, internal controls, and advisory services to deliver client service excellence working at the cross-section of every major KPMG service line.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 

EVENT FLYER

 

 

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with Constable Lisa Coady, Economic Crime Unit - Criminal Investigation Division, Royal Newfoundland Constabulary

Holiday Inn
180 Portugal Cove Road
St. John's, NL

 

On Wednesday, November 4th, 2015, Constable Lisa Coady will provide an overview of identity theft and have a discussion on some common scams that can have an impact on you and your organization. Constable Coady's presentation covers how identity theft occurs and how the information is used.  She will discuss ways to prevent putting your personal information at risk and how to identify common scams used by criminals. 

Constable Lisa Coady has been with the RNC for 8 years, including 6 years on patrol and has served in the Economic Crime Unit - Criminal Investigation Division investigating fraud. 

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) is Newfoundland and Labrador's Provincial Police Service. The RNC dates back to 1729, with the appointment of the first police constables. In the 19th century, the RNC was modelled after the Royal Irish Constabulary with the secondment in 1844 of Timothy Mitchell of the Royal Irish Constabulary to be Inspector General, making it the oldest civil police force in North America.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

EVENT FLYER

 

 

M IsaacsBuilding a Sustainable Society - A Global Issue; A Local Imperative for Action

with Milt Isaacs, CPA, CMA, CPFA, President, Association of Canadian Financial Officers (ACFO)

Holiday Inn
180 Portugal Cove Road
St. John's, NL

Over the past decades, the notion of government austerity has become firmly entrenched in the pervasive political narrative around the world. This presentation will challenge some of the established thinking around job creation, corporate taxes and globalization. Using the lens of prudent financial management, attendees will explore the failings of the current system and be challenged to become more engaged in conversations about truly sustainable societies.  

Milt Isaacs is a career financial officer with more than 30 years of experience as a financial professional in the federal government and private sector. His work in this sphere was recognized with the awarding of a Chartered Public Finance Accountant designation by the UK-based Chartered Institute of Public Financial Accountancy.
As the head of ACFO, Mr. Isaacs leads a community of more than 4,500 financial officers in the federal public service and NAV CANADA.

In this role, he has made recommendations that led to policy changes that contribute to the sound stewardship of federal tax dollars.  Mr. Isaacs is an advocate against corruption and a champion for the protection of whistleblowers around the world. 

Mr. Isaacs is a member of the Oxford University Union as well as an associate member of the Jesus College of Oxford. He's active in several charitable organizations and sits on the board of directors of a non-profit organization that advocates for better living arrangements for young adults with learning disabilities.

  2014-2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

EVENT FLYER

 

 

Judith HearnEnhancing Engagement and Motivation - Transforming the Experience of Work

with Judith Hearn, Deputy Minister of the Office of Public Engagement, Executive Council

Holiday Inn
180 Portugal Cove Road
St. John's, NL

On Thursday, June 18, 2015, Judith Hearn will speak on Enhancing Engagement and Motivation - Transforming the Experience of Work.  Engagement is critical to building strong workplace relationships and positively impacting our working lives. True engagement changes the way leaders and managers think about the people who work for them and shapes the way employees approach their jobs and careers. This presentation focuses on what can be done to encourage a high level of engagement, thereby helping to improve innovation, performance and productivity as well as transforming our experience of work. 

Judith Hearn was appointed Deputy Minister of the Office of Public Engagement (OPE) in January 2015. In this role, among other duties, Ms. Hearn leads the OPE in administering the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Public Interest Disclosure and Whistleblower Protection Act.  Prior to her appointment to the OPE, Ms. Hearn served as Deputy Minister of the Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development, and  before that as the Deputy Minister of the former Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation. Before serving as a Deputy Minister, Ms. Hearn spent three years as Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade and Export Development in the former Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development. Ms. Hearn came to the Provincial Government from industry where she spent eight years in the development and growth of export-oriented information technology companies.  

Ms. Hearn was also a teacher in Newfoundland and Labrador's secondary education system for several years prior to her work in the private sector. Ms. Hearn holds a Bachelor of Education from Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador and a Bachelor of Arts (History) from Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 

EVENT FLYER

 

 

Julia MullaleyPublic Sector Transformation

with Julia Mullaley, Clerk of the Executive Council and Secretary to Cabinet

Holiday Inn
180 Portugal Cove Road
St. John's, NL

 

On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Julia Mullaley, CPA, CA will speak on Public Sector Transformation - A look at the past, the current challenges and how the Public Service is transforming to meet these challenges.  She will explore the changing nature of public servants and leaders in the public service and the makeup of the workforce.  She will also discuss changing citizen expectations and demographics and how they impact the administration of public services.

Julia Mullaley was appointed Clerk of the Executive Council and Secretary to Cabinet in August 2013.  Prior to this appointment, she served in various capacities within the public service including Deputy Minister, Department of Advanced Education and Skills; Deputy Minister, Department of Municipal Affairs: Deputy Clerk of the Executive Council and Associate Secretary to Cabinet; Assistant Deputy Minister (Business Investment) Department of Business; Assistant Deputy Minister (Royalties and Benefits), Department of Natural Resources;  Executive Director of Planning and Co-ordination with Executive Council; Director of Budgeting with Treasury Board Secretariat; and Audit Principal with the Office of the Auditor General. Ms. Mullaley is a recipient of the 2009 Public Service Award of Excellence.

Ms. Mullaley graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (co-operative) from Memorial University, followed by a Chartered Accountant professional designation. Ms. Mullaley has served on a number of government committees and volunteered with several organizations including the former Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland, Girl Guides of Canada, Admiralty House Museum and Archives Inc., and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador. She is currently a member of the national Audit and Finance Committee of Girl Guides of Canada. She resides in Mount Pearl with her husband Cyril and their four children.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

EVENT FLYER

 

 

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with Sylvie Séguin, Acting Senior Director, Financial Management Community Development, Office of the Comptroller General, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Holiday Inn
180 Portugal Cove Road
St. John's, NL

Talent Management is essential to the bottom line. Taking a thoughtful and holistic approach to talent management is a key business requirement for many organizations. Promoting a culture of learning and development is where top talent, your key employees, want to stay, develop, use their skills and be innovative. On Thursday, April 23, 2015, Sylvie Séguin will explore the use of talent management and related resources within the context of public sector financial management. What role does the talented employee play? Sylvie will provide some insight as to how individuals can take charge of their own careers. "If you don't water your garden, don't expect it to grow later!" Don't put your talent management on the back burner. This presentation will also include the CFO model.

Sylvie Séguin is a CGA with over 20 years of experience in the Federal Government. As the A/Senior Director within the Office of the Comptroller General, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Sylvie is responsible for The Financial Officer and Internal Auditor Recruitment and Development Program (FORD/IARD) and CA Student Training Program, the design and implementation of the Financial Officer (FI) Core Curriculum, and the development and implementation of the new Financial Officer Competency Profiles.

Sylvie has worked in the area of community development for the past thirteen years. Prior to her work with the OCG, Sylvie was responsible for the Community Development Office in Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).

Wednesday, March 25, 2015  

EVENT FLYER

 

Paul MacmillanGov2020: The Future of Government

with Paul Macmillan, Global Public Sector Industry Leader, Deloitte Canada

Holiday Inn
180 Portugal Cove Road
St. John's, NL

Government leaders are continually facing new challenges in an increasingly connected, complex, and fast-changing environment. What do we need to understand about the driving forces behind changing government to be prepared for what's next?

On Wednesday March 25th, Paul Macmillan will present Gov2020 which is an extensive exploration of the drivers that are influencing the future of education, human services, defense, transportation and more and the impact those forces of change might have on government and society at large.

Paul Macmillan is Deloitte's Global Public Sector Industry Leader and also the co-author of The Solution Revolution. He has been a management consultant and strategic advisor to government leaders for over 25 years.

Paul is a Certified Management Consultant and also continues to explore topics relating to innovation for business and society.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 

EVENT FLYER

 

 

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with Tim Beauchamp, Director, Public Sector Accounting, CPA Canada

Holiday Inn
180 Portugal Cove Road
St. John's, NL 

On Thursday, February 26, 2015, Tim Beauchamp, Director, Public Sector Accounting will provide an overview of the key projects and initiatives of the Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB). Tim will address recent accounting standards developments affecting the Public Sector and affiliated organizations.

Tim Beauchamp is currently responsible for the strategic and operating plans of the PSAB and provides advice on technical projects and administers staff activities.

Having served on various governmental financial reporting committees, he currently is an advisor to the Office of the Auditor General of Canada and to the Canadian members of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board.

Previously, Tim was the Treasurer of the North-South Institute, a private sector not-for-profit organization. He has been published, spoken at many events and a teacher of public sector accounting and financial reporting issues at York University.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

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Update on the Financial Condition of the Province

with Terry Paddon, CA, The Auditor General of Newfoundland and Labrador

Holiday Inn, Salon D
180 Portugal Cove Road
St. John's, NL

On Thursday January 22, 2015, Terry Paddon, the Auditor General of Newfoundland and Labrador will give a presentation on his November 2014 Report on the Public Accounts and provide information around the financial condition of the Province.

In 2004, Mr. Paddon was appointed Deputy Minister of Finance - a position he held until his appointment as Auditor General. Prior to joining the public service Mr. Paddon worked in the private sector in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Mr. Paddon received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Memorial University in 1978 and was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1980. He articled with Clarkson Gordon (currently Ernst & Young) in St. John's.

Terry Paddon was appointed Auditor General effective June 1, 2012. This appointment is for a ten year period. Mr. Paddon spent in excess of twenty-one years with the Department of Finance of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. He started with the Tax Administration Branch in 1990 as a Tax Audit Manager before moving to the Tax Policy Division as a senior policy advisor. After a period as Director of Tax Policy he was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for Fiscal and Tax Policy in 1998.

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 

EVENT FLYER

Leslie G"Building a Sustainable Workers' Compensation System in Newfoundland and Labrador"

by Leslie Galway, Chief Executive Officer, Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission

Holiday Inn, Salon F
180 Portugal Cove Road
St John's, NL

The workers' compensation system in NL is stronger now than it has been in over 30 years. Due to prudent financial management the injury fund (investments) is now over 100% funded and over $1 billion. As well, the injury rate remains at its historic low of 1.6 lost-time incidents per 100 workers in the province.  This is a dramatic turn-around from years past, and required the hard work of employers, workers, government, safety organizations and the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission.

Leslie Galway, CEO, Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission will highlight the journey that has led to a sustainable workers' compensation system for employers and workers.  Of course, part of this journey recognizes the ongoing challenges to the system, and how to effectively manage the injury fund.

Ms. Leslie Galway was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer for the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission) in January 2008. Prior to that, she was Deputy Minister of Business, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Ms. Galway also served as the President and CEO of Newfoundland Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), a position she had held for six years.

From 1990 to 1995 Ms. Galway served as Commissioner of the Public Utilities of Newfoundland and Labrador and from 1995-1999 she held the position of Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Commissioners. In 1995 she was Chair of the Canadian Association of Members of Public Utility Tribunals (CAMPUT).  

Ms. Galway currently serves on several councils and committees, including the Association of Worker's Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC), Canadian Council on Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) and the Minister's Advisory Committee on Occupational Health and Safety. Most recently, she joined the board of directors for Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) in April 2014.

She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland and Labrador and serves on the Ernst and Young St. John's Alumni Advisory Council.  
In 2010 she was announced as a recipient of the 2010 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards, in the Professionals category.
 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

EVENT FLYER

 

Jennifer Clement"Enterprise Risk Management"

by Jennifer Clement, Audit and Office Managing Partner, KPMG Canada (St. John's) and Andrea Coish, Senior Manager, Advisory Services, KPMG Canada (Halifax)

Fluvarium Pippy Park
St John's, NL

On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Jennifer Clement and Andrea Coish will Andrea Coishspeak on Enterprise Risk Management. Organizations of all types, sizes, and industries face internal and external risks that impact the achievement of the organization's goals and objectives. The presenters will present emerging trends in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and describe integrating enterprise risk into operations include how to identify, measure, and manage risks. The goal of ERM is to make it sustainable within organizations. To this end, they will discuss how risk management can be applied to the organization, how to initiate an ERM assessment, and how to implement a sustainable ERM program and consciousness within an organization. 

Jennifer Clement is Office Managing Partner for St. John's and an audit partner with 24 years of professional experience. She has extensive experience providing audit and related services to not-for-profit organizations and charities, as well as public companies and privately owned commercial clients. She is a member of our National Not-for-Profit and Public Sector Industry Groups which meet regularly to discuss relevant issues and current topics potentially impacting our clients. She has deep experience in managing large multi-disciplinary audit teams.  Jennifer is actively involved with clients in each of the various accounting frameworks including: Public Sector Reporting with and without the Section 4200 option, Accounting Standards for Not-for-profit organizations, Accounting Standards for Pension Plans, International Financial Reporting Standards, and Accounting Standards for Private Enterprise. Jennifer recently was a guest presenter focusing on PSAB issues for municipalities.

Andrea Coish is a Senior Manager in KPMG's Advisory Services practice in Halifax. She has 16 years combined experience with KPMG in external auditing and risk and management consulting services. Andrea is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Management Consultant. She leads the Risk Consulting practice for KPMG in Atlantic Canada and she works primarily with public companies and public sector organizations providing risk and management consulting services.  She is currently a trustee on the QEII Foundation Board of Trustees and a member of its Audit and Finance Committee.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 

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Paul Barnes"An Overview of the NL Oil and Gas Industry"

by Paul Barnes, Manager - Atlantic Canada and Arctic, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)

Holiday Inn, Salon F
180 Portugal Cove Road
St John's, NL

On Thursday, September 25, 2014, Paul Barnes, Manager - Atlantic Canada and Arctic, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), will speak on the current activity in the Newfoundland and Labrador oil and gas industry and provide an outlook for the future of the industry.

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) represents companies, large and small, that explore for, develop and produce natural gas and crude oil throughout Canada. CAPP's member companies produce about 90 percent of Canada's natural gas and crude oil.

 2013-2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

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Lindo And Miller"Strategic Financial Management - Supporting Integrated Public Service Delivery" 

with Murray Lindo, Ministry of Finance, Government of Ontario AND Ann Marie Miller, Department of Finance Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Holiday Inn
180 Portugal Cove Road
St John's, NL

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, Murray Lindo, Assistant Deputy Minister and Provincial Controller of Ontario, will speak on the need for a strategic approach to overall financial planning, management and assurance that supports governments' ability to deliver effective, integrated and sustainable public services. Mr. Lindo's presentation will highlight a Province of Ontario-based approach to building the required elements and their experiences to date. Ann Marie Miller, Comptroller General for Newfoundland and Labrador, will discuss this Province's experience in developing a similar strategy to financial management, specifically building financial capacity within the public service.

Murray Lindo is the Assistant Deputy Minister and Provincial Controller, Office of the Provincial Division, Ministry of Finance. In this role, he is responsible for maintaining Ontario's Public Accounts, preparing the Annual Report and Consolidated Financial Statements for the Province, providing accounting and financial management policy advice to the government, and ensuring effective financial systems, control policies and practices are in place. In addition, he is responsible for the development of financial capacity and learning programs for the Ontario Public Service. Murray has served as a member of the Public Sector Accounting Board, since June 2013. He is a Designated Accountant (CPA-CMA) and holds an Honours BA from York University.

Ann Marie Miller has been with the Department of Finance, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for 30 years. During this time she has held a number of audit and analyst positions, Manager and Director of Financial Systems, Director of Government Accounting, Assistant Deputy Minister of Financial Planning and Benefits Administration and Comptroller General. She has also worked on a number of special projects during her career including program reviews and the development and implementation of Oracle Financials Suite of products. Ann Marie holds a Certified Management Accounting Designation.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

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Tom Scrimger 150pix.jpg"Managing More with Less"

with Tom Scrimger, Assistant Comptroller General, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Holiday Inn
180 Portugal Cove Road
St John's, NL

On Thursday, May 15, 2014, Tom Scrimger, Assistant Comptroller General, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, will speak on the demands on Financial Officers from management within their own organization and from external sources while budgets and staffing levels are being cut. He will address the questions of: How can the financial community respond to the many demands being placed on them with limited capacity? How do we respond to the increased demand for quality cost estimation? 

Tom Scrimger's career in the federal public service spans over 30 years. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Scrimger was with the Department of Canadian Heritage, where he was the Assistant Deputy Minister of Strategic Policy, Planning and Corporate Affairs before assuming the duties of Assistant Deputy Minister for Citizenship and Heritage. His extensive experience in government has seen him involved in a number of disciplines including policy and legislative development, the implementation and delivery of national programs, information technology management, program evaluation, internal audit and financial management.

Friday, April 4, 2014

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Sen Marshall"Ethics in the Public Sector"

with Senator Elizabeth Marshall, Senate of Canada

Holiday Inn
180 Portugal Cove Road
St John's, NL

The question of ethics in the Public Sector is not new. In recent years, ethics in the Public Sector has received significant attention as Governments strive to instill and restore confidence in its integrity in light of intense public scrutiny.

Senator Elizabeth Marshall will provide an historical perspective on ethics in the public sector based on her personal experiences over the past 35 years as a public servant, an elected member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly, and more recently, as an appointed member of the Senate of Canada.

Elizabeth Marshall was appointed to the Senate of Canada in January of 2010 having previously spent 30 years with the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Service, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly. Since 1979, she occupied a number of positions in the provincial public service, including Deputy Minister of Transportation and Works, and Deputy Minister of Social Services, as well as several positions in the Department of Finance.

She was appointed Auditor General of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1992 and served in that position for 10 years. In 2003 she was elected as the Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly for the District of Topsail and was re-elected in 2007. She served as Minister of Health and Community Services from 2003-04.

In 2011, Senator Marshall was appointed as the Government Whip in the Senate, a position she continues to hold. She is a member of the Senate Standing Committee of Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration, and is the Chair of the Senate Audit Subcommittee. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Math) degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, and has been a Chartered Accountant since 1979.
 

Friday, February 21, 2014

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Beauchamp"An Update on the Public Sector Accounting Board"

by Tim Beauchamp, Director, Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB)

Holiday Inn
180 Portugal Cove Road
St John's, NL

On Friday, February 21, 2014, Tim Beauchamp, Director, Public Sector Accounting will provide an overview of the key projects and initiatives of the Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB). Mr. Beauchamp will address recent accounting standards developments affecting not only governments but also their organizations. In addition, he will update participants on the work of the new Public Sector Discussion Group.

Tim joined PSAB in 1989 as a principal and assumed the role of the director in 2005. As director he is responsible for providing technical advice to the Board and staff as well as managing the Board's workplan and reporting on its performance.

He serves on various public sector committees and acts as a special advisor to others. Tim is a director for a private sector not-for-profit organization and has been published in many professional journals.

Tim has taught at York University in Toronto on the topic of public sector accounting and presented at numerous association conferences.

Prior to joining PSAB he began his career in public sector finance in 1981 with responsibilities for financial reporting and budgeting.

Wednesday, December 5, 2013

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Paul Mills"Fostering Regional Economic Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador: The ACOA Perspective"

with Paul Mills, Vice-President of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency of Newfoundland
and Labrador

Bella Vista
26 Torbay Road
St. John's, NL

Paul Mills, Vice-President of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency of Newfoundland and Labrador, will provide a summary of the Agency's role in fostering economic growth.

ACOA is an economic development agency of the Government of Canada, mandated to create opportunities for economic growth in Atlantic Canada. ACOA works to develop opportunities that build a stronger economy by investing in entities such as small to medium businesses, communities, and educational institutions.

Paul was appointed Vice-President of ACOA Newfoundland and Labrador in January 1997. With ACOA since 1988, he has held other positions within the Agency including Manager of the Ocean Industry Development Centre; Director General of Program Development and Delivery; Director of Federal-Provincial Programs; and a one-year term as Acting Senior Vice-President. He recently completed the Directors Education program at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Business and received his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Paul also has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland. In 1999, Mr. Mills was the recipient of Memorial's Faculty of Business Administration's Alumni Honour Award.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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TP"Fiscal Sustainability"

with Terry Paddon, The Auditor General of Newfoundland and Labrador

Bella Vista
26 Torbay Road
St. John's, NL

On Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Terry Paddon, The Auditor General of Newfoundland and Labrador, will give a presentation on issues surrounding fiscal sustainability.

Terry Paddon was appointed Auditor General effective June 1, 2012.  

Mr. Paddon spent in excess of twenty-one years with the Department of Finance of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.  He started with the Tax Administration Branch in 1990 as a Tax Audit Manager before moving to the Tax Policy Division as a senior policy advisor.  After a period as Director of Tax Policy he was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for Fiscal and Tax Policy in 1998.  In 2004, Mr. Paddon was appointed Deputy Minister of Finance -  a position he held until his appointment as Auditor General.  Prior to joining the public service Mr. Paddon worked in the private sector in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Mr. Paddon received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Memorial University in 1978 and was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1980.  He articled with Clarkson Gordon (currently Ernst & Young) in St. John's.

2012-2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

FMI St. John's - EVENT FLYER

 

D Lloyd"What is Enterprise Management?"

with Doug Lloyd, Financial System Authority of the Office of the Comptroller General at Treasury Board Secretariat 

We hear how the government should run more like an enterprise… but what is enterprise management? How is it different from how things are done now? This session will present the conceptual model of enterprise and explore some of the typical hurdles for private and public sector enterprises; suggested implementation models and the value proposition that drives complex organizations to continue to strive towards the dream.

Doug Lloyd is presently the Financial System Authority in the Office of the Comptroller General at Treasury Board Secretariat, responsible for developing and setting financial business processes, common financial information, common financial configurations, and policies relating to the stewardship of financial management systems. Mr, Lloyd obtained his Masters of Business Administration from The University of Ottawa, and is a Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). He has extensive experience as the CEO of a niche market management consulting firm in Canada, and has worked for the past 5 years as an executive in the government of Canada.

Mr. Lloyd is a former trustee of the 2nd largest school board in Ontario, and is also the former President and CEO of the student transportation crown authority in Ottawa. He is presently pursuing a PhD.

FMI St. John's in partnership with the Association of Canadian Financial Officers (ACFO)

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"Managing in a Time of Constraint"

with Sally Thornton, an Executive Director in the Expenditure Management Sector of the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada

This will be a discussion of the impact of various initiatives on federal spending patterns, including the Economic Action Plan, strategic reviews and the deficit reduction plan. Where we have been? What we have learned? And the importance of sound expenditure management as we move forward.

Sally Thornton is an Executive Director in the Expenditure Management Sector of the Treasury Board Secretariat. Her background is business and law. She has been with the federal government since 1990, in line departments such as Environment Canada and health Canada, as well as the Department of Justice, Privy Council Office and since 2005, the Treasury Board Secretariat.
Thursday, September 20, 2012

Annual General Meeting

"Economic and Financial Overview for the Province"

with Laurie Skinner, Deputy Minister of Finance, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Laurie Skinner was appointed Deputy Minister of Finance on June 1, 2012. Previously she was Assistant Deputy Minister of Taxation and Fiscal Policy and ADM Financial Planning and Benefits Administration since April 2009. Before coming to Finance she was also ADM with the Dept. of Business. From 2003 until see joined the Dept. of Business, she was Assistant Corporate Controller with Stratos Global Corporation in St. John's. She also worked for Vector Aerospace Corporation in St. John's as an Assistant Corporate Controller and then as their Corporate Controller. She has worked with Ernest & Young LLP, Chartered Accountants as a Senior Accountant, Audit and Advisory Services.
 
Ms. Skinner holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland. In 1997 she successfully completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants Uniform Final Examination at the Atlantic School of Chartered Accountants. She has been an active volunteer with several non-profit organizations.

This session is being held directly after our Annual General Meeting(AGM).  The AGM provides an opportunity for members to review the accomplishments and past performance of the St. John's Chapter FMI and encourages new members to participate in future events and or volunteer for Board positions.At this time the Chapter Board will be elected for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

 2011-2012
Monday, June 18, 2012

Membership Appreciation Luncheon

We have had a busy year filled with dynamic speakers, valuable professional development and great networking opportunities.  Our sessions have been well attended and our Board would like to reciprocate this support by offering a reduced rate event in a luncheon format.  So please join us at the Ramada on Monday, June 18th, for our final session of the season…

"Leadership, Unity, and Things that Make You Go Aaaaah…"

BarryGuest Speaker: Barry Lewis Green

Lead, unite and move forward together with gratitude, certitude and the best of attitudes. You want to know what Barry Lewis Green is all about? Engage L7. He introduces seven factors all beginning with the letter "L"…factors that impact our success, and our ability to play a role of leadership in our lives.   These factors foster our connection with one another and yet, can set us apart from the crowd. These factors are common sense, but not always common practice. L7 is about values, attitudes, and behaviours that can have fundamental and lasting impacts on making our lives and work count, at whatever stage we find ourselves.

Barry's expertise is organizational behavior and development and what he calls S.M.A.S.H. Leadership and M.E.S.H. Management. He is a Virtues Project Master Facilitator, Personality Dimensions Facilitator, business educator and writer, and connects work on spirit, mission, execution, success and happiness to help create sustainable, empowering, united cultures of joy and purpose or work, school, home and community. A karaoke rocker, dancer, archer, football fanatic, and cartoonist, he has audiences singing, dancing, aiming, tackling and drawing upon their strengths. Barry champions a practical and powerful message to the public, private and not-for-profit sectors….engaging audiences, with a bounty of humour, passion and integrity.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

"Health Care Funding- How Your Money Gets Spent"

Presented by: Vicki KaminskiVickie Kaminski, President and Chief Executive Officer, Eastern Health - Newfoundland & Labrador

About the Speaker: A native of Sudbury, Ont., Ms. Kaminski had been an integral part of the delivery of health care in Sudbury for over 35 years. The last 15 years of her experience in the hospital sector had been at the senior level in Sudbury and included management of pharmacy services, respiratory therapy services, perfusion, nursing services and cardiac diagnostic programs, culminating with complete organizational oversight as President and CEO. Ms. Kaminski has demonstrated leadership through her participation on various hospital, community and provincial committees and organizations. Ms. Kaminski is a Surveyor with the Canadian Council on Health Services
Accreditation.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"Challenges in Advancing Transportation Safety"

Presented by: Jean _Laporte _150_pix _1Jean L. Laporte, FCGA, Appointed Chief Operating Officer, Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Jean L. Laporte will share an overview of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, what they do, and some of their management challenges.

  • Who we are
  • Our mandate
  • Our investigations
  • Examples of recent investigations
  • Key Safety Issues Watchlist
  • Management Issues of the Day
    - Financial Reporting
    - Resource/Budget Management
    - Internal Controls
    - Accountability/Transparency
    - Risk Management
    - Staff Recruitment/Retention

About the Speaker: Appointed Chief Operating Officer August 24, 2009, Jean Laporte graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1984. In 1989, he received his Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation and in 2007 was awarded a Fellowship by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) for his contribution to the accounting profession.

Mr. Laporte's Public Service career began at the Treasury Board Secretariat, followed by a stay at Revenue Canada, Customs and Excise. He has been with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and its predecessor organization since 1985, occupying a variety of progressively more senior positions, including those of the Chief Financial Officer and Director General of Corporate Services.

He is very active in various professional networks both inside and outside government. He is the past chair of the Small Agencies Finance Action Group and a past member of the Small Agencies Administrators' Network. He sits on various federal inter-departmental working groups and advisory committees at the Assistant Deputy Minister and Director General levels.

Additionally, he is actively involved in the CGA-Canada and works to promote the CGA designation in the federal public service. He is also a member of the Financial Management Institute of Canada and served as its National President.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

"Effective Risk Management - How do you get there?"

Presented by: Kendra MacDonald and David Gibbs, Deloitte

With the changing landscape of the public sector, new risks continue to emerge or evolve - access to information, capital budgeting and management, privacy, information technology. Effective enterprise risk management (ERM) continues to be an important pillar of governance. It allows governments and their public finance managers to manage risks in an effective and efficient manner incorporating the various public accountability requirements and constraints, however many risk management programs are still in development. With the increase in new risks and attention they garner, public finance managers are increasingly being called upon to implement risk management processes and demonstrate effective risk management within their current budget constraints all the while meeting the ongoing demand for transparency and accountability.

During our session we will discuss the characteristics of an effective risk management program in the public sector environment and how to avoid the pitfalls to implementing a successful program. We will highlight examples of how other public sector organizations have approached risk management implementation, the current trends within public sector risk management and share with you the top risks facing the public sector based on our client experiences across the country.

Session Facilitators:

Kendra MacDonald, CA, CIA, CISA, CFA, Partner, leads Deloitte's Atlantic Enterprise Risk Practice based in St. John's. Kendra has over 17 years of experience combined in finance and information systems audit and advisory services. Kendra is the Lead Client Service Partner for the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. She is responsible for all services provided by Deloitte. Kendra has worked on a number of clients with complex information technology environments in large private companies, public companies and Crown Corporations. Kendra brings a wealth of national and international experience having previously worked in Deloitte offices in Ottawa, Montreal, Sydney, Australia, Moscow, Russia, and Hong Kong. For the past 7 years, Kendra has been heavily involved in providing risk and control based solutions to clients including the delivery of internal audit, risk management and internal control over financial reporting engagements.

David Gibbs, CMA, CIA, Manager, is with Deloitte's Atlantic Enterprise Risk Practice based in St. John's. Since joining Deloitte, David has gained over 8 years of experience leading internal audit, internal control over financial reporting and enterprise risk management engagements. David works with large private and public companies across Canada and within the provincial and federal governments including Crown Corporations.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"Economic and Financial Overview for the Province"

with Terry Paddon, Deputy Minister of Finance,  Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Mr. Paddon, Deputy Minister of Finance, joined the Provincial Public Service as Manager, Tax Audit with the Tax Administration Branch of the Department of Finance in 1990. His career in the Public Service continued with the Fiscal and Tax Policy Branch, where he worked as Senior Policy Advisor, Director, and Assistant Deputy Minister.

In addition to his public service experience, Mr. Paddon has held positions in the private sector, including Audit Manager and Staff Accountant with Ernst and Young.

Mr. Paddon holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland in 1980.

2010-2011 Events 
Tuesday,
June 7, 2011 

"Stress Management and Effective Communication"

with Gary Summers

Stress Management:

Resources are tight but deadlines never budge.  As a cognitive behavior therapist, Gary can provide the tools to reduce the stress caused by Toxic Thinking, Negative attitudes, Business and Personal Pressures.  In fact, emotions like fear, anxiety, anger and resentment account for 80% of all stress.  Stress can cause problems in the workplace and at home. Deadlines, personal crisis, time and money problems can cause anxiety and depression.  Join Gary as he discusses stress in life and the strategies that you can employ to help make your workplace a healthy place to be.

Communication:

Most problems experience in and outside the workplace can be attributed back to communication.  Gary will show you that you say more than you think you do and give you the tools to be an effective communicator.  The ability to effectively deal with people is critical to individual success. Gary will help you understand the most common communication mistakes and learn strategies to help you become a great communicator and team player.

About the Speaker: Gary Summers is a professional speaker, with a Masters Degree in Physiology and certification in cognitive behavior therapy. He conducts workshops on STRESS and WORKLIFE BALANCE. He is owner of training4success a company specializing in corporate training and employee evaluations. He has written a book called MIND BODY SOUL.

May 13, 2011

"Stewardship of Financial Systems"

with Doug Lloyd of the Office of the Controller General of Canada

We were pleased to bring to our members the expertise of Doug Lloyd who is the financial system authority for the Government of Canada, this was an opportunity for all financial managers to learn from a proven process.

Doug discussed the financial management transformation initiative presently underway at the Office of the Comptroller General.  Specifically, he provided an overview of the duties and purpose of the Financial System Authority, and then discussed the various policies, directives and initiatives which collectively made up the transformation effort.

About the Speaker: Doug is responsible for developing and setting financial business processes for the government, as well as establishing common financial information, common financial configurations, and policies on the stewardship of financial management systems (both automated and manual). His team is also responsible for a community building and capacity development regime for finance personnel in the government, as well as operating a centre of outreach aspects of finance.

Doug has an MBA from the University of Ottawa with a concentration in Finance and Accounting, and is CMC, CMA and PMP certified. He is in process of completing a PhD in Public Administration specializing in building high performing teams using intergenerational techniques. A subject he lectures on frequently to universities, colleges and professional associations.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

"Personal Financial Planning"

with Donna Stone of CIBC Wood Gundy

About the Speaker: Donna Stone has earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation as offered by the Financial Planners Standards Council and therefore has agreed to abide by the Code of Ethics of the FPSC.

She holds the Chartered Life Underwriters (CLU) designation, which denotes a specialist in advanced life insurance applications and estate planning solutions.

Donna is an active member of ADVOCIS, the Financial Advisors Association of Canada.

Donna sits as a Regent of Memorial University and serves as a Governor and Co-Chair of the College for the North Atlantic.

She has been involved in several charitable organizations and has served as a Director on volunteer boards in the St. John's community. The last several years have been spent as a Board of Director for the St. John's Adult Health Care Foundation where she has chaired the Special Events Committee and more recently, the Planned Giving Committee.

She is also Past-President of the St. John's Board of Trade. The St. John's Board of Trade is one of the largest Chambers in Atlantic Canada and a leading voice for business in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Board currently represents 800 companies employing 20,000 people, and that number is steadily growing.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Managing in a Deficit:  Proven Approaches to Cost Reduction"

Speakers:  Pinki Jajoo and Suzanne Kenny, Deloitte Inc.

In these times of unprecedented fiscal challenges, all public sector organizations are being challenged to reduce their operating budgets.  Where do you begin?  What has worked elsewhere?  Join us for an interactive session that will help us understand the size of the problem, a framework for thinking through cost reduction ideas, evidence of success from elsewhere, and a discussion about one approach to cost reduction: shared services.  As you begin your budget process for next year, this session will provide timely and practical information and ideas.

About the Speakers:

Pinki Jajoo, ACWA, MBA, is a Senior Manager in Deloitte's St. John's office and leads the local Strategy and Operations practice.  Pinki's professional accounting background is complemented by her expertise in Financial Analysis, Business Case creation, Business Process Reengineering, Back-office systems assessment, Systems selection as well as ERP implementations. Pinki also holds a Masters Certificate in Public Management from the Schulich School of Business that helps her to provide holistic business and technical solutions to her clients.

In Public Sector, Pinki has provided consulting services across all government levels with specific focus on a wide variety of financial-related solutions.   Having relocated from Ontario to Newfoundland, Pinki brings some key expertise and skill sets on optimization of the finance components, shared services as well as leveraging enterprise wide technology in the Public Sector.  

Suzanne Kenny is a Senior Manager with Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services practice. Suzanne has over 11 years experience working with and assisting Fortune 100 organizations facilitate the achievement of technology and enterprise-wide business goals. Suzanne has worked closely with front, middle and back office operations to frame organizations current state, identify opportunities for efficiency and improvement and implement proposed future state operations including shared services arrangements.

Suzanne recently relocated from the Deloitte practice in New York city to her home town of St. John's Newfoundland where she leads the Enterprise Risk Practice.

December 2, 2010

"Risk Management - Illustrated and Demystified"

Speaker: Gary Snow, CA

Risk Management is more than just a catchphrase - it's a way of life and definitely a way of doing business.  Everyone can always learn more about identifying, defining and addressing risk; using your understanding of your risk to develop strategies that mitigate the effects of risk.

October 26, 2010

"Got Maps? Using Geographic Information Systems (GIC) to Support Social and Economic Decision Making"

Speakers: Conrad Power and Brett Forsey, Newfoundland and Labrador Statistics Agency

The social and economic landscape of the province is constantly changing: demographic and labour market conditions present challenges for Government's planning of essential services. The Department of Finance has taken a lead role in enlightening others about the importance of geography in the analysis of social and economic information. Issues common to all Governments, such as population shifts, aging communities, and economic development, have an inherent geographic character that is better understood with the modeling and visualization capabilities of Geographic Information Science. This session illustrated tools used to efficiently allocate program funding and the placement of Government centres to maximize impact on our population. 

2009-2010 Events 
April 29, 2010

"Gov 2.0 The Interesction of Technology, Public Policy, and Political Aspirations"

Speaker: Omar Rashid, Director, Local & Regional Government, Microsoft Canada

Government 2.0 brings the social networking and integration advantages of Web 2.0 to government.  Through the integration of tools such as wikis, blogs, government services delivery to businesses and individuals becomes more effective, transparent, and timely.  Government 2.0 is not only transforming how government does business, it is having a dramatic impact on how business and individuals interact with their government.  Join Microsoft Canada's National Technologhy Officer as he discusses the trends associated with Government 2.0, the technologies that support it and its impact on organizations.

March 10, 2010

"Corporate Fraud and Employee Theft"

Speaker: Constable Ken Duff, Royal Newfoundland Constabulary

Constable Duff has been a member of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary for 27 years, serving in both St. John's and Corner Brook.  Constable Duff's enforcement career spans a variety of areas including: Patrol; Criminal Investigation; Break and Enter; Major Crime as well as time with the RCMP Proceeds of Crime and the Economic Crime Unit.

February 10, 2010

"Competency Based Professional Development Apprenticeship Program"

Speaker: Sylvie Seguin, Senior Policy Analyst, Transformation Management, Capacity Building and Community Development Sector, Office of the Comptroller General, Treasury Board of Canada

Competencies...we all hear about them, but has anything been done with competencies in the real world?  The Office of the Comptroller General (OCG) of Canada has developed a professional development apprenticeship program based entirely on competencies.  After receiving approval as a non-traditional training office for Chartered Accountant students, the OCG used competencies for all aspects of the program, from recruitment to promotion.

Using lessons learned from this program, the OCG will be introducing more competency based learning opportunities within their ranks, particularly for CGA and CMA students to facilitate their learning process.

About the Speakers: Sylvie Seguin is a CGA with over 20 years of experience within the Federal Government. As a senior policy analyst within the Office of the Comptroller General of Canada, Sylvie managed the FORD/IARD program and during the last two years has been responsible for the design, implementation and delivery of the CA Student Training Program as well as participated in the design and implementation of the FI Core Curriculum.

Sylvie has worked in the area of community development for the past nine years. Prior to her work with the OCG, Sylvie was responsible for the Community Development Office within Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and was responsible for all aspects relating to the recruitment and development of the FI community, particularly within the Finance Team as well as coordinating and managing the FORD/IARD program within the department.

Sylvie has also had the opportunity to work in various areas of financial management, including financial planning and resource management, financial policy and accounting operations.

November 18, 2009

"International Financial Reporting Standards from the Public Service Perspective"

Speakers: Brian Groves, CA, and Joe Mckenna, ACA, with Deliotte Inc.

Brian Groves is a partner in the Assurance & Advisory practice and Marketplace Leader for Newfoundland and Labrador. He has over 14 years experience serving clients ranging from owner managed organizations to publicly traded multinationals. While Brian concentrates primarily on public companies, he has a breadth and depth of knowledge with respect to many service lines, serving many of the largest clients in the Atlantic practice. Brian has worked for clients in various sectors of the economy including energy, mining, fisheries, public utilities and technology.

Joe Mckenna has over eight years of public accounting experience. He has assisted entities with their transitions to IFRS in the EU in 2005 and is involved in a number of IFRS conversion projects with clients in Atlantic Canada and across the country. Joe's role in these IFRS conversions depends on the needs of the client and includes scoping and analysis of IFRS transitions, development and facilitation of IFRS training course, review on internally generated IFRS documentation, issue specific technical research and overall project management.

October 7, 2009

"Leadership Development Program for Chiefs of Audit Executives"

Speaker: Monique Clarioux, Senior Director, Internal Audit Capacity Building & Community Development, Transformation Management, Capacity Building and Community Development Sector, Office of the Comptroller General, Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada

September 1, 2009

"Update: Economic and Financial Overview of the Province"

Speaker: Terry Paddon, Deputy Minister of Finance, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

About the Speaker: Mr. Paddon joined the Provincial Public Service as Manager, Tax Audit with the Tax Administration Branch of the Department of Finance in 1990. His career in the Public Service continued with the Fiscal and Tax Policy Branch, where he worked as Senior Policy Advisor, Director, and Assistant Deputy Minister.

In addition to his public service experience, Mr. Paddon has held positions in the private sector, including Audit Manager and Staff Accountant with Ernst and Young.

Mr. Paddon holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland in 1980.

2008-2009 Events 
June 4th, 2009

"Scams: Whats New?"

Speaker: Constable Ken Duff, Criminal Crime Unit, Royal Newfoundland Constabulary

May 13th, 2009

"Accountability and Financial Policy Renewal"

Speaker: Bernie Geiger, Office of the Comptroller General, Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada

February 19th, 2009

"Mastering Finance in Government"

Speakers: Pinki Jajoo and Don Belanger with Deloitte Consulting

January 16th, 2009

"Accountability from the Perspective of the Comptroller General"

Speaker: Rod Monnete, Comptroller General of Canada

December 4th, 2008 

"Labour Market Trends, Challenges and Opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador"

Speaker: Pam Toope, Director, Labour Market Development, Department of Human Resources, Labour, and Employment
October 24th, 2008

"International Financial Reporting Standards - Implementation Challenges in Canada"

Speakers: Gail Hamilton and Roger Cooper from Ernst and Young, LLP

September 18th, 2008

"Economic and Financial Overview of the Province"

Speaker: Terry Paddon, Deputy Minister of Finance, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

2007-2008 Events
May 29, 2008 

"Financial Management: What's Happening in the Federal Government"

Speaker: Richard Charlebois

February 20, 2008

 

"Experiences in Management"

Speaker: Dr. Rex Gibbons

December 11, 2007

"Federal Accountability Act and the Provincial Transparency and Accountability Act"

Speakers: Bill Matthews and Tanya Noseworthy

September 20, 2007

"Confronting Fraud and Unethical Behaviour in Government"

Speaker: Gary Moulton, CA-IFA, Partner, Forensic and Dispute Services, Deloitte & Touche

This session was in partnership with BMO Financial Group

October 18, 2007

"Thoughts on Leadership"

Speaker: Dr. Jean Brown