Jeff Buckstein, CGA
Jeff Buckstein is a freelance business writer based in Ottawa. He has published a variety of articles dealing with subjects such as developments in the accounting profession, personal finance, and high-tech innovations for various publications. Jeff’s articles have appeared in The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Ottawa Citizen, The Bottom Line, Canadian Banker, and Canadian Money Saver, among others.
Glen Schmidt, BA, FCGA
Glen Schmidt is president of GTS Seminars, an Ontario corporation focusing on professional development products and training for accountants. Glen has presented numerous accounting, tax, and auditing seminars to several CGA associations and chapters, including CGA-Canada. In addition, Glen is a contributor to CGA Magazine on tax matters and is a frequent speaker for the Association. Glen has lectured for the Association on a variety of subjects, co-authored CGA Ontario’s TX1 Comprehensive Review CD-ROMs, is the former course author for Taxation 1, and is co-author of two Internet-based learning projects for CGA Ontario.
Glen is a Past President of CGA Ontario, has served on both the CGA-Canada and CGA Ontario Boards of Directors, and has been a member of numerous provincial and national committees.
Previously, Glen had 26 years of experience with the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, primarily in the audit, verification, and enforcement and appeals divisions.
Glen is a member of the Panel of Experts, Taxation, Fiscal Affairs Department for the International Monetary Fund. He conducted a yearlong project on tax reform in Cambodia, worked in Vietnam assisting tax administration modernization, and is looking forward to working on projects in the Caribbean in late 2006 and 2007.
Karen Horcher, CGA, CFA
Karen Horcher provides finance, treasury, and capital markets consulting services and training to international corporations, financial institutions, and governmental organizations. Karen's recent projects include improving cash management processes, assisting management and boards of directors in managing financial risk, improving institutional portfolio management analytics, and analysis of derivatives losses. With a background in international banking and trading, Karen is the author of numerous articles and several finance books, including Essentials of Financial Risk Management and Essentials of Managing Treasury, both published by Wiley. She is also a frequent speaker on financial and related topics.
André Breault, CGA
André has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a diploma in hotel management from the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec [Quebec tourism and hotel industry institute]. A team manager for over 20 years, André has held comptroller positions in small- and medium-sized enterprises in Greater Montréal and Winnipeg. He started out as an operational manager, then focused on accounting and finance in various areas, from retailing to franchising and the manufacturing sector. This versatility has allowed him to guide businesses and departments through periods of growth, decline and restructuring. Now based in Ottawa, André uses his rich and varied experience to identify the challenges faced by today’s managers and lends his outstanding communication skills to the PD Net. The French Resource Guide is moderated by André.