Stella Penner

Senior Manager


BDO Calgary



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Executive Summary

Stella is a senior manager in BDO’s Calgary office, with over 25 years of professional experience providing audit and assurance services to not for profit organizations and owner-managed enterprises.

Stella also maintains quality control, provides internal and external consulting services, trains assurance professionals, and ensures the application of audit and accounting standards are consistent in the engagement process. Previously, Stella held various roles in professional development and as a full-time instructor in financial and management accounting, audit, finance, and organizational design and analysis at universities and colleges in Edmonton and Calgary. Stella also has executive experience as a prior CEO of CGA Alberta.

Stella has been involved in the community extensively over the years, currently as a Discipline Tribunal Roster with CPA Alberta, member of the Bow Valley College Accounting Advisory Committee and volunteer accounting advisor to the Bonavista Evangelical Missionary Church.

Professional Affiliations

Member, Fellow CPA Canada (2014)
Life Member, Certified General Accountants (2012)
Member, Fellow Certified General Accountants (2002)
Member, CPA Canada (1987)
Member, Certified General Accountants, Alberta (1984)

Professional Designations & Education

Master of Business Administration, Organizational Analysis, University of Alberta (1999)

Community Involvement

Discipline Tribunal Roster, CPA Alberta 
Accounting Advisory Committee Member, Bow Valley College
Treasurer, Bonavista Evangelical Missionary Church
Board of Directors and Governance Committee, CPA Western School of Business
Chair Practice Review Committee, CGA Alberta
Chair, RSVP Ministries (formerly Stonecroft Ministries Canada)
President and Board Member, John Howard Society of Alberta
Treasurer, Big Sisters/Big Brothers of Edmonton

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