2022 Annual Public Sector Accounting Update

February 23, 2022
Past Webinars

Gain insight for the year ahead with our 2022 Virtual Public Sector Accounting Update.

Sarah Keyes, CEO of ESG Global Advisors, spoke about ESG trends in the public sector to inform us of what reporting and governance changes we can expect to see over the coming years. Sarah is an ESG and climate change expert with over a decade of work experience as a thought leader, consultant, facilitator, and auditor.

The webinar also includes a technical update on the forthcoming PSAB standards coming into play and reflect on the impact of PSAB’s first year with its new international strategy.

Featured Speakers

Umar Saeed, CPA, CA
Partner Welch LLP

Umar is an expert in public-sector accounting standards (PSAS) as well as International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). Umar has worked for the Public Sector Accounting Board developing standards such as public private partnerships, improving standards on financial instruments and foreign currency, and understanding stakeholder concerns on a variety of complex accounting matters related to PSAS.

Before working for the Board, Umar worked in a wide range of projects for the Ontario government, from advising on infrastructure development deals to implementing Liabilities for Contaminated Sites (a PSAS standard) across the Ontario government.

Sarah Keyes, CPA, CA
CEO ESG Global Advisors

Sarah is an ESG and climate change expert with over a decade of work experience as a thought leader, consultant, facilitator, and auditor. She regularly presents to Executive teams and Boards of Directors on the link between ESG and climate change with financial and operational performance and long-term value. Sarah helps her clients establish ESG and climate change strategies that align with strategic priorities, enabling effective integration with existing risk and strategy processes.

Prior to joining ESG Global Advisors, Sarah was a Principal at CPA Canada where she produced research, thought leadership and guidance for companies to integrate climate change considerations into business strategy, risk management, governance, and reporting. Previously, Sarah held senior roles at PwC and MNP working with the energy and mining sectors.

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