Armand is BDO's national accounting standards partner. He obtained his Canadian accounting designation in 1998 and his U.S. Certified Public Accountant designation in 2004. His responsibilities as part of the National Assurance & Accounting team include supporting engagement teams in dealing with complex accounting issues, developing BDO's courses and tools related to accounting and financial reporting, and writing internal and external accounting and financial reporting publications. Armand is a member of BDO International’s International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Working Party and the Canadian Accounting Standards Board (AcSB). He is also a former member of the AcSB’s IFRS Discussion Group and IFRS Advisory Committee, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) Continuing Education — Financial Reporting and Governance Working Group, and the Public Sector Accounting Standards Board’s Public Sector Accounting Discussion Group.