Welcome to the Edmonton chapter of FEI Canada.
Our chapter provides a great forum for peer networking by CFOs and other senior financial executives who want to meet quality people and share solutions to the crucial issues that confront them daily.
Our FEI Canada dinner meetings, professional development seminars, and informal outings focus on the highest quality speakers and entertainment to facilitate the flow of new ideas and perspectives, as well as sound career and business decisions.
|Chapter Size:||Approximately 140 members|
FEI Canada boasts more than 1,100 members nationwide. This professional network brings together financial executives to enhance their professional success, to advocate on issues that affect the finance function in Canada, and to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience among its members. Eye of FEI shares a glimpse into the accomplished members that make up our Edmonton Chapter. Nominated by another member based on their accomplishments, leadership, and shared values, this monthly Member Spotlight uncovers the personal benefit of membership through a thoughtful Q&A.
This month’s nomination is by Larry Brownoff, FEI Edmonton Membership Chair and National Representative, and Director, Member Relations, CPA Alberta. As Membership Chair, Larry has dedicated the last five years to the development of strategies and processes to grow the Edmonton Chapter’s membership and sharing those at the National level to help other chapters recruit, onboard and retain FEI members.
Greg Springate is an Associate Professor and Appointed Chair of Finance and Accounting at the MacEwan School of Business
Eye on FEI
New to FEI Canada Edmonton Chapter, Greg Springate is an Associate Professor and Appointed Chair of Finance and Accounting at the MacEwan School of Business. As our Eye on FEI member spotlight this month, we are proud to celebrate Greg’s accomplishments within the impressive post-secondary community in Edmonton. Dedicated to developing students' minds on all things finance and accounting, Greg has progressed in his role through thoughtful education, as well as research and development on government and not-for-profit accounting. And when he is not busy with his day job, he is enjoying a Hypothermic Half Marathon with his wife! (pictured above)
As a new member, what inspired you to join FEI Canada? What are your first impressions?
I joined FEI for several reasons. I wanted to make sure that I knew (and could pass along this knowledge to my MacEwan colleagues) what issues CFOs and financial professionals who were working in industry were facing. In addition, I was interested in knowing what skill sets financial professionals felt were important and if there were any innovative tools or techniques they were employing. My initial impression is that FEI has a great cross-section of financial professionals who are not afraid to speak their minds.
How does FEI enhance your job as Associate Professor and Appointed Chair of Finance and Accounting at MacEwan's School of Business?
As the Chair of the Accounting & Finance Department at MacEwan, all the information I gather from conversations with FEI members is to ensure that the teaching we do at MacEwan remains relevant and effective.
Edmonton is hosting the FEI Canada 2024 National Conference in June. With a focus on Innovation and Transformation, what role does post-secondary play in our city?
Post-secondary institutions can play several roles with respect to innovation and transformation. Innovation can be supported through research for an industry or specific consulting projects to help individual companies. Transformation can happen, and has happened, in several ways. The Accounting & Finance Department at MacEwan has pivoted over the past few years to enhance students' spreadsheet skills and implement data analytics. In addition, most students have several opportunities to engage in work-integrated learning either through opportunities in individual courses or through the co-op program.