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Shawn Kelso - Welch LLP. Ottawa, ON, CA

Shawn Kelso Shawn Kelso

CA, Director of Professional Standards | Welch LLP

Ottawa, ON, CANADA

Leading Welch's Quality Control Directives and Professional Standards.

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Biography

Shawn Kelso began working with Welch LLP in 1993. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Ottawa, earned his CA designation in 1996 and became a Partner in 2008.

In 2005, Shawn was appointed Director of Professional Standards and is responsible for the compliance with Quality Assurance policy in all 12 of Welch’s offices. He is also responsible for ensuring all Quality Control directives, as set by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), are upheld on audit files as well as recommending and enforcing Welch’s internal quality assurance policies and procedures. In addition, Shawn provides training to all offices on a regular basis and on a wide variety of topics.

Shawn has conducted Practice Inspections on behalf of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO). He is also an instructor for the ICAO and the CICA and has presented the Accounting, Auditing and Professional Practice Update across Ontario.

While Shawn worked in the private sector, he developed expertise in pricing, financial controls and strategic planning. His role included the design and implementation of accounting policies and internal control procedures. In addition to his duties as Director of Professional Standards, Shawn also provides audit, accounting and business advisory services to private sector owner-managed businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

Industry Expertise (6)

Accounting IT Services/Consulting Telecommunications Professional Training and Coaching Non-Profit/Charitable Business Services

Areas of Expertise (6)

Accounting Auditing Professional Accounting Standards Financial Controls Accounting Policies and Procedures Internal Control Procedures

Accomplishments (2)

Director of Professional Standards - Welch LLP (professional)

Welch LLP is a Chartered Professional Accounting firm that provides a full range of accounting, assurance, tax, advisory and specialty services. Welch was founded in 1918 and has over 270 staff spread among 12 offices in Eastern Ontario, Toronto and Quebec. Welch offers private enterprises, government and not-for-profit organizations industry specific services and knowledge with a relationship-driven approach to client service.

Visit welchllp.com for more information

Coach: Ottawa Internationals Soccer Club’s Development Soccer Program (personal)

The DSP’s goal is to provide children in the Ottawa area with a progressive, six-year program that will develop a broad base of soccer skills in each child so that successful graduates will be capable of competing at high levels of soccer, as youth and as adults.

Education (2)

University of Ottawa / Université d'Ottawa: Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting 1993

Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants: CA 1996

Affiliations (2)

  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario

Event Appearances (2)

Teaching Course: Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE) – A Comparison to Existing Accounting Standards

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO) course  Multiple

Teaching Course: Accounting, Auditing and Professional Practice Update

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO) course  Multiple

Sample Talks (3)

Canadian Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises

New accounting standards for Canadian private companies were recently introduced. This course provides and overview of the new standards and how they differ from the previous standards.

New Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profits

New accounting standards for Canadian not-for-profit organizations were recently introduced. This course provides and overview of the new standards and how they differ from the previous standards.

Reports Issued by Public Accountants

Canadian accounting and audit standards have undergone significant changes in recent years and these changes have had a significant impact on the reports issued by public accountants. This course will provide insights on the impact of these changes including a review of examples of certain assurance reports.

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  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Corporate Training

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0 to 10000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee
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