Wenda Bennett, FCPA, FCA
CPA Nova Scotia

Wenda Bennett epitomizes a standard of professionalism to which many aspire. She dedicated the majority of her career to the Institute of Chartered Accountants, and after the merger, CPA Nova Scotia until her retirement in 2018. A graduate of Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Commerce: Accounting, Wenda earned her Chartered Accountant designation in British Columbia in 1975. She spent more than two decades as the Director of Professional Standards for ICANS, responsible for coordinating and administering the Professional Standards Review, Practice Advisory Assistance, and Professional Liability Insurance Programs.

As the Director of Professional Standards, Wenda was heavily involved in the evolution of the CICA Practice Inspection Program to the CPA Canada Standardized Program. She was also involved on several CPA Canada committees and working groups which developed the Standardized Program. Wenda served as a tremendous resource during unification with the development of CPA Nova Scotia’s Act, Bylaws, Code of Conduct and Public Accounting certification.

Wenda took great pride in her work, and her peers praise her as a professional who always went above and beyond the call of duty, even delaying retirement until she was satisfied with the development of the Practice Inspection Program and other new processes post-merger.