About MIAA

Mission Statement

Our mission is to further promote the interests of our organization and our members to the audit community. We strive to make a difference through networking, providing education and information exchange and expanding our reach to serve auditors in Ontario.

Our Purpose

  • To promote the interests of its members in performing their mandated roles as well as other responsibilities to management.
  • To provide a technical interchange where audit problems can be shared and advice on solutions given.
  • To act as a voice for common MIAA concerns and to lobby with other groups and with senior governments.
  • To provide expertise to perform reviews on municipal operations and present recommendations to municipal associations, or provincial ministries.
  • To initiate studies and reports on matters relating to municipal studies.
  • To reply to proposals by other groups and senior governments on matters which relate to municipal internal auditing.
  • To develop and provide training and skill development for municipal internal auditors.
  • To provide a vehicle which can act in conjunction with the external audit community.
  • To market and promote municipal internal auditing to other major Ontario municipal organizations.

MIAA Constitution and Bylaws

MIAA Executive Board Roles And Responsibilities (to be updated with new position titles)

 

MIAA Executive

 

Chair
Catherine Atkari,  CIA, CFE
chair@miaa.ca

Catherine is a graduate of Michigan State University with a B.A. in accounting.  She spent several years with PwC Budapest, performing audits and due diligence on behalf of foreign investors during the shift to a market economy.  Upon returning to Canada, Catherine worked in the private sector in audit and finance roles before joining municipal government in 2012.  She is currently a Senior Internal Auditor with the Regional Municipality of York.  Prior to the Regional Municipality of York she worked as an Internal Auditor for the City of Vaughan.

Vice – Chair

Faizan Hanif, CPA, CMA, CIA, CISA

vicechair@miaa.ca

Faizan has been with the City of Toronto Auditor General’s Office since 2014 where he conducts performance audits. At the City, Faizan has worked on a variety of audits in the areas of employee health benefits, paving contracts, fleet operations, property tax billing, corporate security and telecommunication contracts. He previously worked in internal audit at Canada Post Corporation and also has experience in business process improvement from the private sector. Faizan graduated from University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Accounting. He currently holds Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designations.

Secretary
Kevin Shapiro, CIA, CFE, CRMA

secretary@miaa.ca

Kevin Shapiro is the Director of Internal Audit for the City of Vaughan.  Kevin holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from the prestigious Schulich School of Business, York University.  Kevin is also a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and holds a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA).   He has over 16 years of internal audit experience, having held internal audit positions in both the public and private sector.  During his time in the audit profession, he has seen the role of internal audit evolve from pointing out compliance related issues after the fact to that of a trusted strategic business partner, working collaboratively with management to examine risk from a proactive, enterprise wide perspective.  Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients on a number of significant and complex audit projects and have lead investigations of suspected fraudulent activities.

Treasurer
David Fanone, CPA, CFE
treasurer@miaa.ca

David has worked as a Senior Auditor with the Regional Municipality of York since 2015.  Prior to joining the Region, he spent 8 years working in the auditing departments at Toronto Hydro and Toronto Community Housing.  David is a graduate of Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance and minor in Law.  David also holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation.

Program Director
Anil Bux, CIA, CFE, CRMA, AGA(SA)
program@miaa.ca

Anil Bux is an Audit Manager with the City of Toronto’s Auditor General’s Office. He has been with the City since 2015. He has over 17 years’ experience in conducting operational, financial and compliance audits, including corporate investigations. He has worked as an internal auditor in the telecommunications, retail, and utility industries. He is a team player, results driven professional, who is always willing to accept new challenges and learnings. He holds CIA, CFE, CRMA and AGA(SA) designations.

Program Coordinator
Mike Petrilli, CPA, CGA, CIA
program@miaa.ca

Mike Petrilli is an Audit Project Manager with the City of Vaughan.  He has over 30 years’ experience in conducting operational, financial and compliance audits.  Prior to joining the City of Vaughan, Mike held various financial and auditing roles at Canadian Tire Corporation, York University and Ontario Power Generation.  Mike holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation.

Workshop Director

Peter Koutsovasilis, MSA, CIA, CGAP, CRMA

workshopdirector@miaa.ca

Peter Koutsovasilis is a Senior Planning Analyst with Strategy Management – Strategic Planning at the Toronto Police Service. He has been with the Toronto Police Service since June 1997. He holds a Master of Spatial Analysis (MSA) along with Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), and Certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) designations.

Membership Director
Kathryn Chytuk
membership@miaa.ca

Kathryn Chytuk has been employed by the Barrie Police Service for thirteen years. She has been an auditor with the Barrie Police Services since 2016. She was previously employed with the City of Barrie.  She is the Treasurer for the Barrie Police Association as well as coordinator for the Barrie Police Service Corporate Image Committee.

Workshop Manager
Amy Bodner, CPA, CA, CIA
workshopmanager@miaa.ca

Amy Bodner is a Performance Auditor with the City of Hamilton’s Audit Services’ Division. In this role, Amy performs value for money audits and consulting engagements focused on improving the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of operations, services and programs in addition to compliance audits, risk assessments and peer file quality reviews. Amy has been with the City since April 2010. Prior to joining the City, Amy worked in various roles with Deloitte and MacGillivray Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors conducting financial audit engagements and preparing corporate and personal Canadian tax returns. Amy holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Chartered Accountant (CA) designation and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation. In addition, she holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours Science – Biotechnology/Chartered Accountancy – Cooperative Program) degree and Master of Accounting degree from the University of Waterloo.

Workshop Coordinator:

Thusha Anadarajan, BAS

workshopcoordinator@miaa.ca

Thusha is an Audit Analyst with the City of Toronto Auditor General’s Office. She has been with the City since 2015. She completed her Chartered Professional Accountant designation examination and currently pursuing her work experience at the City. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Accounting from York University. She also did a post-graduate diploma in Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting from Seneca College.

Member-at-Large

John Tyson, B.Admin

John Tyson has worked as an Internal Auditor and Continuous Improvement Analyst at the City of Thunder Bay since 2004. Prior to joining Thunder Bay, he spent 10-1/2 years working in the manufacturing field as a Senior Purchasing Agent, CNC Programmer, Sales, and Lean Six Sigma leader at Bombardier Transportation and Northland Superior Supply Ltd. John is a graduate of Lakehead University with a Bachelor Degree in Administration and also a graduate of Confederation College with a Technologist Diploma in Aerospace Manufacturing. John is currently working towards completing his CIA designation.

Webmaster
Shannon Thompson, CPA, CGA
webmaster@miaa.ca

Shannon is the Manager of Review Services / Internal Audit for the Waterloo Region District School Board.  She has been with the school board since 2005.  Prior to joining the school board, Shannon spent six years as a Corporate Tax Auditor for the Ontario Ministry of Finance and five years as a Senior Accountant with Ernst & Young.  Shannon holds a CPA, CGA designation and has a Diploma in School Board Administration from the University of Guelph.

Past Chair
Michael Vear, CPA, CA and CPA (Illinois)
pastchair@miaa.ca

Michael was the Chief Internal Auditor at Toronto Community Housing until his retirement in 2018.  A CPA, CA and CPA (Illinois), he has over 20 years experience in forensic accounting and corporate and regulatory investigations. Before joining Toronto Community Housing, Michael operated his own boutique forensic accounting practice and was a Senior Manager in the Fraud Investigations and Dispute Services group of Ernst & Young LLP.  Michael has also been a forensic accountant in the Investigations Department of such regulatory bodies as the Ontario Securities Commission and the Law Society of Upper Canada.