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 Hanif is with the City of Toronto’s Auditor General’s Office since 2014. At the City, Faizan has been recognized for his work in the ongoing Continuous Controls Monitoring projects. Although Faizan is relatively new in municipal auditing, he brings in public sector audit experience from Canada Post Corporation where he planned, conducted and reported on compliance and operational audits, and also obtained his Certified Internal Audit designation. Faizan also has experience with business process improvement and financial reporting from the private sector, where he also obtained his Certified Management Accountant designation.

Secretary
Kevin Shapiro

secretary@miaa.ca

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
program@miaa.ca

Workshop Director

Peter Koutsovasilis, MSA, CIA, CGAP, CRMA

workshopdirector@miaa.ca

Peter Koutsovasilis is a Senior Auditor with Audit & Quality Assurance 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 6 years as a Corporate Tax Auditor for the Ontario Ministry of Finance and 5 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 is the Chief Internal Auditor at Toronto Community Housing.  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.