On November 17, 2017, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) hosted a celebration where 59 new CPA Fellows where named and bestowed with the FCPA designation. Grant Thornton LLP Canada proudly congratulates David Peneycad, FCPA, FCA, and Steve Bishop FCPA, FCA, on being honoured among this esteemed group of new fellows.
The Council of CPA Ontario elects members as Fellows, each year, designated by the initials FCPA, to formally recognize members who have rendered exceptional services to the profession, whose achievements in their careers and/or whose contributions in the community have earned them distinction and brought honour to the profession.
“Earning the FCPA designation is a respected professional achievement – the profession’s highest distinction,” said Kevin Ladner, CPA, CA, CBV, CEO and Executive Partner, Grant Thornton LLP. “It reflects on the professional skill set and value that both David and Steve bring to the Firm, their profession, colleagues and communities.”
In fact, Fellows are nominated and elected by their peers in recognition of their exemplary qualities and contributions. All nominations are considered by the FCPA Selection Committee, which makes it recommendation to Council.
David Peneycad, FCPA, FCA is the senior financial and administrative executive at Grant Thornton LLP, a practice delivered through 73 offices across the country by 250 Partners and Principals and 1,800 staff. David serves on the firm’s National Management Committee and Partnership Board and has direct oversight responsibility for firm administration, financial management, technology services and risk management.
Steve Bishop, FCPA, FCA is the national assurance service line leader at Grant Thornton LLP, responsible for growth, profitability, quality and risk management from coast to coast. Steve serves on the firm’s National Senior Leadership Team. He was also the Southern Ontario Assurance Line Leader for 12 years. In addition to those responsibilities, he has been a member of the firm’s Partnership Board, and many other committees including Partner Admission Panels and the Compensation Committee.
This is a unique moment for the new Fellows as they are among the first to earn the FCPA designation during the inaugural election as a unified body.
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