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PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS COUNCIL FOR THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO

Ministry
ATTORNEY GENERAL
URL
www.pacont.org/
Address
2 BLOOR STREET EAST, SUITE 2210, P.O. BOX 022
TORONTO
M4W1A8
Phone
(416) 920-1444
Fax
(416) 920-1917
Background
PUBLIC ACCOUNTING ACT, 2004, S.O. 2004, CHAPTER 8, S. 18
Function

The objectives of the Council are to oversee the regulation of public accounting in the public interest by: a) developing and maintaining the standards that a designated body must meet in order to be authorized to license and govern the activities of its members as public accountants and raising the standards, as required; b) determining which designated body meets the standards, when it meets them and whether the designated body continues to meet the standards after it is authorized to license and govern the activities of its members as public accountants; c) overseeing the designated bodies in their capacity to license and govern the activities of their members as public accountants; and d) maintaining public confidence in public accounting through the appropriate prosecution of offences under the Act.

Membership

The Council is composed of: a) six members who are independent of a designated body who are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council; and b) five members who are appointed by Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

Term

Each member is appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council or designated body, as the case may be, to hold office for a term of up to three years from the date of his or her appointment. A member may be reappointed for up to four additional terms. The chair and vice-chair hold office for two years from the date of their appointment and may be reappointed for an additional term. The chair and vice-chair continue in office until a successor is appointed.

Meetings
There are half day meetings in March, June, September and December. In addition, the Audit and the Governance committees meet approximately twice per year. There is some preparation required in advance of meetings.
Remuneration
Appointees to the Public Accountants Council for the Province of Ontario are remunerated by the Council

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. CHAIR (FULL-TIME) GAVIN TIGHE
26-Sep-2018 - 25-Sep-2020
TORONTO
2. VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)
3. MEMBER (PART-TIME) WILLIAM GREENHALGH
03-Dec-2016 - 02-Dec-2019
TORONTO
4. MEMBER (PART-TIME) LAURA HANTHO
12-Dec-2018 - 11-Dec-2019
TORONTO
5. MEMBER (PART-TIME) SHOBA KHETRAPAL
21-Dec-2016 - 20-Dec-2019
TORONTO
6. MEMBER (PART-TIME) KATE PAL
31-Dec-2018 - 30-Dec-2021
TORONTO