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Stephen Warden
Partner, MNP LLP


Email: stephen.warden@pcmacanada.com
Telephone: 416.596.1711
LinkedIn: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/stephenwarden | Twitter: @StephenWarden | www.mnp.ca


Stephen Warden is a Partner with MNP's Toronto office. With 3500 team members and over 50 locations, MNP is one Canada’s largest accounting, tax  and business consulting firms. At MNP, it all starts with a relationship. The kind of relationship that helps us better understand your business – and offer you sound advice. Your  MNP team provides tailored expertise in accounting, tax and a wide range of financial and business advisory services. Whatever your needs, wherever you want to go, MNP will help you get there.

Stephen is an audit partner and advisor with MNP's Public Company Group and leads its  Financial Services Practice. Steve focuses on serving  Exempt Market Dealers, Investment Fund Managers,  IIROC regulated  Investment Dealers,  FINRA regulated broker dealers, MFDA regulated  Mutual Fund Dealers, Scholarship Plan Dealers, asset managers, private investment funds, mutual fund trusts, OSFI and provincially regulated insurers, mortgage brokers and mortgage investment funds and leasing companies. His clients operate throughout Canada, the US and globally.  He is a Director, Audit Committee Chair and Compensation Committee member of a TSX listed financial services company operating in Canada and the US.

Stephen Chairs the IIROC Panel Auditor Committee which serves as the coordinating voice of Panel Audit firms in dealing with the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). The Committee is composed of volunteer audit partners of the Panel Audit Firms which  currently include representatives from MNP and the Big 4 audit firms.

As a member of the Board of Directors of PCMA Canada, he serves as the Audit Committee Chair and developed and leads PCMA Canada's CFO Education Series: Financial Regulatory Reporting Certificate Program. This unique EMD specific program  is held nationally each year. In addition, Steve co-leads CPA Canada's highly acclaimed In-Depth Brokers & Investment Dealer Program, a 2 & 1/2 day intensive professional development program attended by audit firm, regulatory and investment industry professionals. He has published articles and is a  speaker and conference panelist on financial, regulatory compliance and tax matters impacting dealers and the investment industry. Steve has been  a member of the Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association Legal & Compliance Division since 1996.

Outside of MNP, Steve has served on boards and committees for many community and charitable organizations. He is a CPA CA, Certified Management Consultant and received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto.


Publications

Overview of common EMD regulatory filing deficiencies

EMDs have been IFRS’d!

IFRS Disclosure Expectations - EMDs should heed recent OSC advice!

Get Started! Financial Services May No Longer Be Exempt from the GST/HST

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