Nancy Anderson CPA, CA, MA
Vice President, Financial Reporting & Chief Financial Officer
- Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA)
- Diploma in Accounting, Wilfrid Laurier University
- Master of Arts - Political Science (MA), University of Windsor
- Honours Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) – University of Western Ontario
Nancy plays a key role in leading the on-going development of financial accounting and reporting best practices for the real estate investment and development industry, as well as being responsible for the financial reporting and fiscal management of REALPAC. Her role encompasses monitoring proposed and new accounting standards for International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE) and US GAAP, and analyzing the impact to financial accounting and reporting for real estate and related entities. Nancy is also responsible for writing REALPAC’s IFRS Handbook and ASPE Handbook, and providing support in designing and delivering related accounting training programs and events. In addition to teaching on behalf of REALPAC, Nancy taught at the School of Accountancy for CPA Ontario. She also participates as an active member of the Real Estate Equity Securitization Analysis (REESA), a global coalition of real estate associations, providing Canadian input and representation in joint advocacy efforts with the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and chairs the Financial Best Practices Committee of REALPAC. In April 2017, she was appointed to the Accounting Standards Board of Canada which serves the public interest by establishing standards for financial reporting by all Canadian private sector entities and contributes to the development of internationally accepted financial reporting standards.
Prior to joining REALPAC, Nancy was an Audit Manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, a Senior Manager in IFRS Financial Reporting & Special Projects at a large retail company, and most recently was an Associate Director and Member Advisor with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario). Her career has varied through auditing, accounting, and educational/advisory roles, with a recent focus on emerging issues in IFRS and ASPE. As a chartered accountant, she is a member of both CPA Canada and CPA Ontario.