Pat Kenney – Senior Manager
After obtaining my Bachelor’s degree in Administrative and Commercial Studies from the University of Western Ontario in April 2005, I joined parker simone in November of that year. In 2008 I earned my CA designation, and I was delighted to be made a manager in January 2009. Gordon and Marco must like my work because I was promoted to senior manager in the fall of 2010.
In the fall of 2009 Marco asked me to assist him in a major initiative. The firm wanted to move to a paperless electronic work environment. Over the course of that year I worked closely with Marco and BAI Associates—the electronic office consultants we hired to guide us through this complex process. Finally, in the summer of 2010, the planning paid off and parker simone became a paperless electronic work environment. I continue to be the firm’s paperless guru by holding ongoing training for the staff to ensure that we continually reap the rewards of all that hard work.
My professional experience has predominantly been working with the financial sector and for mineral exploration and technology clients. For instance, I’ve been audit manager for a number of international junior mining public companies, including Garrison International Ltd., CGX Energy Inc. and Goldstake Explorations Inc., as well as for technology companies such as Azcar Technologies Incorporated, OceanLake Commerce Inc. and Pioneering Technology Corp. I have also assisted my clients with IPO’s, secondary prospectus offerings, reverse take-overs and IIROC registrations. I’ve also managed audits for not-for-profits, registered charities and privately-owned entrepreneurial companies.
My familiarity with the financial sector came through my involvement in the audits of investments holding companies, financial advisory firms, Canadian and US investment broker dealers, and private equity funds. I also took part in the CICA In-Depth Investment Dealer Training program, and I gained IFRS experience by attending the CICA’s and ICAO’s professional development courses.
It’s great working at parker simone. I’m so glad I landed with a progressive firm that has such a fantastic depth and range of experience.