Carol Bellringer, auditor general of British Columbia (L); Joy Thomas, CPA Canada's executive vice-president (R)\nGOING GLOBAL\nCanadian CPAs on the IFAC board\nThe 23-person board of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) became one CPA stronger at its council meeting in Rome on Nov. 7, 2014.\nJoy Thomas, CPA Canada’s executive vice-president, joins Carol Bellringer, auditor general of British Columbia, who has been on the board for the past two years.\n"Canada now has a strong voice at the international table," says Bellringer. "We’re helping to guide the development of IFAC’s standards."\nMEMBER RESOURCES\nHelp with ﬁnancial statements\nCPA Canada’s Model Financial Statements series helps accountants prepare ﬁnancial statements that are consistent with professional standards. Part I gives practical guidance for public companies, while parts II and III are written for private enterprises and not-for-proﬁts. A CD of Word and Excel templates is a useful bonus.\nOrder them from cpacanada.ca/mfs.\nSAVE THE DATE\nCelebrate the greatest in public reporting\nToast the best in federal government accounting at CPA Canada’s Awards of Excellence in Public Sector Financial Management. The ceremony will be held on May 27, 2015, at the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa. The keynote speaker will be Comptroller General Bill Matthews. For more information, visit cpacanada.ca/psfmawards.\nDATA DIVING\nCanadians and money: knowing doesn’t equal doing\n\n \n "While the government is making progress in cutting red tape, a diligent approach must be sustained" \n— Gabe Hayos, Vice-President, Taxation, CPA Canada, commenting on the release of the federal government’s Red Tape Reduction action plan and the annual scorecard.\nVisit cpacanada.ca/redtape to read the full story.