Enhancing Data Quality and Security in the Accounting Services Industry

TORONTO – The CIO Strategy Council is pleased to announce a new partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), to explore the business opportunities and challenges presented by the proliferation of data in organizational decision making.

This partnership combines CPA Canada’s comprehensive expertise in accounting, audit, standard-setting and the use of data as a key driver of decision making with the Council’s wealth of knowledge in information and communication technology (ICT) and standards development. Together we will explore opportunities to reorient practices to a real-time and forward-looking approach, in line with the new and emerging technologies that are augmenting the business ecosystem.

“The exponential shifts in technology, globalization and business practices, and the pivot to real-time decision-making systems are impacting all sectors of the economy, creating the need for standards and leadership around data governance and integrity,” said Keith Jansa, Executive Director, CIO Strategy Council.

“Developing new ways to capitalize on the wealth of available data is a pressing business issue in Canada and around the world, and CPAs have value to offer,” said Gordon Beal, Vice President, Research, Guidance and Support, CPA Canada. “This partnership with the CIO Strategy Council adds an important component to the work we are doing in this space.”


About the CIO Strategy Council:

The Council Strategy Council (CIOSC) provides a forum for Canada’s most forward-thinking chief information officers to focus on collectively transforming, shaping, and influencing the Canadian information and technology ecosystem. The Council has deployed a nationally-accredited, agile, and consensus-based standards-setting process that matches the speed of innovation and advancement in ICT. Learn more at ciostrategycouncil.com.

About CPA Canada:

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) represents the Canadian accounting profession, both nationally and internationally. Operating in the highly complex and global accounting eco-system, CPA Canada is a convener, facilitator, contributor and disseminator of information that advances the profession. The organization works closely with the provincial, territorial and Bermudan CPA bodies to champion best practices that benefit business and society. With more than 217,000 members, CPA Canada is one of the largest national accounting bodies in the world. The organization supports the setting of accounting, auditing and assurance standards, advocates for economic and social development in the public interest, and develops leading-edge thought leadership, research, guidance and educational programs cpacanada.ca

Media Contact:

Madi Murariu
CIO Strategy Council
Office: 613-319-2600

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