UWAC 2014 | Reinventing the Rules

For its ninth annual conference and second year in downtown Toronto, UWAC partnered with Canadian banking giant, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). The conference theme “Reinventing the Rules” provided a fresh perspective to delegates, shedding light on the ever-changing regulatory landscape of the accounting and finance industry. The case which focused on Basel III, a set of global, voluntary regulatory standards on bank capital adequacy, challenged delegates to assess the accounting impact of changes in regulatory rules and how RBC should best position itself for future success.

Keynote Speakers

Dean McCann

Dean McCann

Executive VP and CFO, Canadian Tire Corporation

Dean McCann is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of the McMaster Director Program. His career includes 17 years at Canadian Tire and past experiences at PricewaterhouseCoopers and YMCA.Over his 17 year career with the Company, Dean has led a number of projects including leading the establishment of Canadian Tire Bank and driving the success of Canadian Tire MasterCard with over five million accounts issued. An active member of the Niagara community, he has held senior positions with the Boards of Niagara College and YMCA Niagara.

Jane Skoblo

Jane Skoblo

Executive VP and CFO, American Express Bank of Canada

Jane joined American Express Canada in January 2010 as Vice President and Lead Controller for Amex Bank of Canada and was appointed as CFO a year later. She is a member of the Canadian Executive Team and a member of the Board of Directors for the Bank. She leads the Finance organization and is responsible for the oversight of the legal entity financial governance in the Canadian market.

Peter McFarlane

Peter McFarlane

Managing Director, Kroll

With more than 20 years of forensic accounting and investigative experience, Peter manages a wide range of complex financial investigations, litigation consulting, asset recovery and financial due diligence assignments for corporate and government clients around the world.Peter is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant with a specialist designation in Investigative and Forensic Accounting, and a Certified Fraud Examiner.