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Peter D. Chant

Peter D. Chant


Peter provides expert advice on accounting and auditing matters, specializing in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and related financial reporting matters, as well as U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). He is past chair, Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) and is actively involved in the development of Canadian and U.S. accounting standards on segmented information and business combinations, as well as taxes, cash flows, employee benefits and financial instruments.

Peter has acted as the engagement partner on audits of natural resource and real estate enterprises, and has also been actively involved in technology, telecommunications, financial institutions, regulated industries and public sector entities. He acted as an expert witness in various matters involving GAAP.

A professor at McGill University from 1974 to 1980, he joined the Deloitte and Touche national office in 1981, obtaining his accounting designation in 1984, and becoming a partner in 1985.

Peter is chair of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)’s Canadian Performance Reporting Board Task Force on Non-GAAP Performance Measures. His board and committee experience also includes serving as chair of the AcSB from 1995-97, co-chair of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)/CPA Canada Task Force on Segmented Reporting, and as a member of FASB’s Business Combination Task Force from 1996-1998. He holds a PhD in Accounting and Information Systems from Northwestern University.