Gordon Beal, CPA, CA, M.Ed.

CPA Canada Vice-President, Research, Guidance and Support

Gordon Beal, CPA, CA, M.Ed.

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts in Commerce and Economics, University of Toronto, 1985
  • Chartered Accountant, 1990
  • Bachelor of Education, Brock University, 2002
  • Master of Education in Organizational Learning, Brock University, 2010

Gord leads a team of senior professionals who conduct research, produce technical guidance, and develop thought leadership in a broad range of areas. This includes strategic financial management, financial reporting, reporting and disclosure beyond generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), auditing and other assurance, board governance and organizational oversight, risk, sustainability, information management and technology and contemporary professional issues.

Prior to joining CPA Canada, Gord held a variety of senior leadership roles in finance and operations. This included positions in a publicly listed manufacturing company and with privately held Canadian corporations. In addition, Gord ran his own consulting practice in business advisory services and was a senior learning consultant in Modern Controllership with the Ontario Ministry of Finance. His career began in audit and accounting services with Clarkson Gordon and Ernst & Young.

Since joining CPA Canada in 2004, Gord has led a number of projects in Knowledge Development and Education Services, including the national guidance and support strategy for the implementation of international standards in financial reporting and audit. He also held the position of national practice area leader for Finance and Management.

Gord has volunteered as a board member, audit and finance committee chair, and member of the governance committee with a number of non-profit organizations. He has also provided volunteer guidance and advisory support to a variety of local and national charitable organizations in financial management, risk management, fund raising and board governance.