Gordon Heard
Gordon Heard is the Principal Advisor of The Finance Group, delivering financial management and regulatory advisory services. The Finance Group publishes IFRS in Canada (www.IFRSinCanada.com), a newsletter providing practical updates on accounting standards for public and private companies. Gordon co-chairs FEI Canada’s Private Company Committee and is a member of FEI Canada's Committee on Corporate Reporting.
  Mark Walsh, Principal AcSB
Mark Walsh, FCA has been a Principal with the Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) since 2001 and was appointed Chair of the Emerging Issues Committee in April 2004.
Mr Walsh has been involved in a number of AcSB projects including the development of GAAP for Private Enterprises.
Prior to joining the AcSB, Mr. Walsh held senior financial positions with Imperial Oil Limited in Toronto and Calgary. He was a member of the Accounting Standards Board from 1998-2001 and of the Emerging Issues Committee from 1988-98. An active member of Financial Executives International (Canada), he is a Trustee and the Treasurer of the Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundation and a past Chair of the Committee on Corporate Reporting.

  Robert Half International
RHI About the Firm Founded in 1948, Robert Half International is the world’s first and largest specialized staffing and consulting service with more than 360 offices worldwide. The company has seven divisions: Accountemps®, Robert Half® Finance & Accounting and Robert Half® Management Resources, for temporary, full-time and project professionals, respectively, in the fields of accounting and finance; OfficeTeam®, for highly skilled temporary administrative support; Robert Half® Technology, for information technology professionals; Robert Half® Legal, for temporary, project and full-time staffing of lawyers, law clerks, paralegals and legal support personnel; and The Creative Group®, for creative, advertising, marketing and web design professionals