Garth Steele Becomes a Fellow, The Highest Honour That Can Be Bestowed On a CPA

Garth Steele Becomes a FellowWelch LLP Partner, Garth Steele has been awarded his fellowship by the Council of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario), earning him an FCPA designation

CPAs are known for high ethical standards, strategic insights and their capacity to identify solutions to complex issues in today’s business world. Each year, CPA Ontario seeks to honour select members who exemplify these attributes. The Fellows (FCPA) distinction formally recognizes those members whose achievements and contributions, in their careers and in the community, have rendered exceptional service to the profession.

As Partner at Welch LLP for the past 25 years, Garth Steele provides accounting, finance, and taxation advice to small- and medium-sized businesses in eastern Ontario and western Quebec. During this time, he has been contracted by CPA Ontario to deliver annual GST/HST professional development courses across the province. Course ratings remain high and are typically in the range of 92 to 98 percent. In the Ottawa market, Garth was named one of the “top 5” most knowledgeable and engaging professionals in his field. Garth is a volunteer lecturer at CPA Canada’s annual Commodity Tax Symposium, and was previously a member of the board and Treasurer at The Union Mission for Men and First Place Maternal Health Options Inc.

2018 Recipients