Photography: From left: Robert Dohrer, Scott Foster and Kevin Dancey

Accounting| The Profession

On the move

From being named IFAC chief to taking to the ice as an NHL goalie, here are some accountants who have made the news

Dancey named IFAC chief

Kevin DanceyKevin Dancey, former president and chief executive officer of CPA Canada, has been named as IFAC’s next CEO. He will replace current International Federation of Accountants CEO Fayez Choudhury, whose term expires at the end of 2018.

“To be selected as the next IFAC chief executive officer is a singular honour—a career capstone,” said Dancey, who was with CPA Canada and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants for 10 years.

He currently chairs Finance Canada’s departmental audit committee and is also the national coordinator of the Martin Family Initiative, which mentors Canadian indigenous youth. In his previous roles, Dancey was PwC’s Canadian senior partner and CEO, as well as Coopers & Lybrand’s national tax practice leader.

Dancey starts his new role on May 14.

AICPA appoints chief auditor

Bob DohrerRobert Dohrer, global leader of quality and risk at RSM International, has been appointed chief auditor of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

He succeeds Charles Landes, vice president of professional standards—public accounting, who is retiring in early 2019.

Dohrer chairs AICPA’s assurance services executive committee as well as the International Audit and Assurance Standards Board’s data analytics working group. He is co-chair of the IAASB group audits task force and is a member of the IAASB quality control task force.

Dohrer will join the team in October.

Accountant takes the ice for Chicago Blackhawks

Scott FosterScott Foster, an accountant from Oak Park, Ill., traded in his briefcase for goalie pads last month. 

The 36-year-old emergency backup goalie was called to the NHL ice after both the starting and backup goalies for the Chicago Blackhawks were injured. Foster, who hadn’t played competitive hockey in more than 10 years, became an Internet sensation when he stopped seven shots in the 14 minutes he played.

“I am an accountant by day,” Foster, who plays in recreational “beer leagues,” told NHL.com. “A few hours ago, I was sitting on the computer typing on a 10-key.”

The Blackhawks beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-2.