Dawn McGeachy-Colby became a member of the IFAC Small and Medium Practices (SMP) Committee in 2013 after serving as a technical advisor for seven years. She was nominated by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada).
Ms. McGeachy-Colby is the accounting/assurance partner in the firm Colby McGeachy, PC and is a Licensed Public Accountant (LPA) under Ontario’s Public Accounting legislation. She has more than 25 years of public practice and audit-related experience.
Ms. McGeachy-Colby formerly served as the director of Public Practice for the Research and Standards Department at CGA-Canada during her fourteen-year tenure with the national body. She is the chair of the Ethics Task Force and Professional and Practice Standards Task Force to the National Professional Standards Committee and serves on the National Standards Committee of Porter Hetu International, a network of independent accounting firms.
She has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Fellows’ and associate (specialty in lending) designations from the Credit Union Institute of Canada, as well as her FCGA designation. Ms. McGeachy-Colby is a former member of the Public Accounting Licensing Board (PALB) for the Certified General Accountants Association of Ontario and has been appointed to the Public Accountants Council of Ontario (PACO) for a three-year term, commencing in October 2012.