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CPA Canada's NPO Forum headlines two RSM Canada partners

Jan 27, 2020
Jan 27, 2020
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RSM Canada ("RSM"), the leading global provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses, is pleased to announce the inclusion of two partners in CPA Canada’s Not-For-Profit (NPO) Forum 2020.  

Held in Vancouver, BC, on February 10-11, the NPO Forum is the premiere event for not-for-profit leaders across the country. Joan Valente, an RSM partner with extensive experience serving not-for-profit entities, currently sits on the CPA Canada committee that supports the annual conference.

Ryan Duquette, a security and privacy risk consulting partner at RSM, will also be a featured speaker at the forum. A former police officer focusing on cybercrime and fraud cases, Ryan will use his 20+ years of cyber-investigation experience to inform his presentation, “Cyber Security for NPO’s: Mitigating Risks and Protecting Data,” with the goal of helping NPOs better safeguard their digital data and reduce the risk of a breach.

“We are extremely proud of our commitment to helping not-for-profit organizations achieve their missions, and are pleased to see our partners contributing to Canada’s preeminent event for NPO leaders,” said Harry Blum, national managing partner at RSM Canada. “We thank CPA Canada for drawing on RSM’s deep expertise in the not-for-profit sector, as we believe our experts can help Canadian NPO’s address and conquer modern challenges such as financial sustainability and digital disruption.”

As part of her role at RSM Canada, Joan delivers advice and consulting services on accounting and other operational matters for not-for-profit clients, assists them with financial reporting under Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit Organizations, and provides tax compliance services. Ryan focuses on litigation support for RSM clients, as well as cyber-incident response, privacy and technology risks, digital forensics and cyber fraud matters.

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