Stephen is the President and founder of Practical PD, Seminars for Accountants, as well as Vice-President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of SureWx Inc. He also advises a number of businesses and not for profit organizations. An engaging and experienced speaker, Stephen weaves practical tips together with stories from his business experience and input from participants. His seminars are based on over 30 years of corporate experience. After working with KPMG for five years, Stephen moved into industry, where he has worked for both public and private companies. He has gained a wide range of experience in financial reporting, treasury management, merger & acquisition and other business matters. Stephen speaks at accounting conferences, and presents accounting seminars in many contexts. He leads sessions in the CPA PEP program and previously taught in the legacy CA Program, CGA, CMA Programs and has also taught at the University of Toronto and Carleton University. Stephen is also a prolific author. His published business, accounting and finance cases are used by organizations across Canada.