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Practical Tips for Government Accountants

The May 28 and June 6 offerings of Practical Tips for Government Accountants  are private events for a Canadian federal government department.  Reach out to us at if you would like an offering of this course.  More information about this course is found here.


Stephen Priddle, CPA, CA, CMA is the President and Founder of Practical PD and the the Vice-President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of SureWx Inc. SureWx is a Canadian startup which has become a global aviation company, an industry leader in the area of assisting airlines optimizing winter operations. 


Stephen Priddle has worked for a crown corporation, four federal departments, and on loan to the Office of the Auditor-General from KPMG.  He has also submitted many successful federal, provincial and municipal government financing submissions, while in the private sector.

An engaging and experienced speaker, Stephen Priddle weaves practical tips together with stories from his business experience and input from participants. Seasoning the mix with a dose of accounting humour, he serves up useful and dynamic seminars. 

Stephen’s teaching experience includes presenting seminars and conference sessions for over 40 accounting bodies and organizations in Canada and the USA.  Stephen is a prolific author. His published business, accounting and finance cases are used by many universities, organizations and businesses.

Stephen has over 30 years of varied business experience

After working with KPMG for five years, he moved into industry, where he has worked for public and private companies. He has gained a wide range of experience in financial reporting, treasury management, merger & acquisition and other business matters. Through his seminars, he interacts with hundreds of financial leaders a year and thus stays on the leading edge in terms of best practices and hot topics.


He advises a number of businesses and not-for-profit organizations and sits on the Board of SureWx Inc. He sat on the  Advisory Board of Valydate Corporation until its 2017 acquisition by Mentor Graphics, a Siemens company.

Stephen obtained his CPA, CA and CMA designations following graduation from Carleton University with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree, accounting major.

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