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Stephen Priddle, CPA, CA, CMA
President and Founder

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Stephen Priddle, CPA, CA, CMA is the President and Founder of Practical PD. He has created all of Practical PD's seminars and also presents them. 

 

Stephen's primary occupation is the Vice-President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of SureWx Inc. (Canada), SureWx Inc. (a Delaware company) and SureWx Limited (UK).  SureWx is a global aviation company, an industry leader in the area of assisting airlines optimizing winter operations.

An engaging and experienced seminar leader, 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.  When speaking, he is candid about errors he has made in his career and the lessons that can be learned from them. Someone said: “humans are hard-wired to learn from stories” – Stephen is in part a business/accounting story teller, who draws out the lessons from the stories.

Stephen’s teaching experience includes presenting accounting seminars for over 40 accounting bodies and organizations in Canada and abroad. He is a Session Leader in the new CPA Professional Education Program, and has taught at the University of Toronto and Carleton University. He has moderated in the legacy CMA Strategic Leadership Program, the CA program and the CGA program. Stephen is a prolific author. His published business, accounting and finance cases are used by many organizations.

Stephen has over 35 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.

He can be reached via contact@practicalpd.com

  • Steve's experience and his methods of getting his lessons across are second to none. He combines practicality and humour while at the same time generating discussion amongst the class. His real life experience shines through and makes every point that much more meaningful. Best instructor I've had on any CPA Ontario course

  • The perfect blend of education with comedic relief that kept me engaged

  • Even though I had to drive from (city), I would make the trip again for other courses taught by Stephen. He is very knowledgeable and would love to learn more from him

  • Great presentation, very informative and loved the experiences you shared

  • I have taken many courses with CPA Quebec and your course was the one that I both most enjoyed and found most useful

  • Just wanted to tell you that it was such a pleasure being in your seminar the other day. I learnt lots and enjoyed it a great deal. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for your future seminars.

  • Amusing and useable

  • I left the seminar with a long to do list

  • I will highly recommend your future courses to people in my network

  • He is extremely entertaining. Has the ability to draw the crowd and keep them focused

  • Stephen's self deprecating style, measured cadence and wealth of experience kept me interested the whole day; very funny, prizes, engaging

  • You are a great story teller

  • Much more likely to retain learnings when they are based on real life experience, as this course was

  • I have already mentioned to some colleagues and friends how amazing your course was

  • I have rarely been to a CPA course that has been so engaging and passed as quickly