In the show today, J. Richard Jones talks with Claude Rochette, Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence.
Claude has extensive experience serving in many different roles including Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance) and Chief Financial Officer of National Defence, Vice-President, Comptrollership Branch and Chief Financial Officer, Canada Border Services Agency and Director General of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Communications Security Establishment Canada.
Claude also served in a number of senior executive positions in the Canadian Armed Forces including senior auditor, Director General Compensation and Benefits, and Commandant of the Canadian Forces Support Unit in Ottawa.
He is also the recipient of a few awards over years including the 2015 Award of Excellence in Public Sector Financial Management – Financial Leadership, awarded by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.
In June 2018, he was awarded the first-ever Deputy Minister John Forster Collaboration Award for exceeding expectations in the advancement of Defence or whole-of-government priorities.
In November 2018, he became a Fellow of CPA Ontario. 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. Becoming a Fellow is the highest honour that can be bestowed on a CPA.
Hear about the lessons from his career that can benefit other public servants, his involvement with the CPA community, his work as a member of the organizing committee of CPA Canada Public Sector Conference, which is an annual event held in Ottawa. This year’s event will be held on Oct 28-29 on the theme of Lead. Innovate. Connect.
Claude also talks about why this is important for CPAs in the public sector and the private sector and who should attend the conference.
To learn more about the CPA Public Sector Conference, which will be held in Ottawa on Oct 28-29, please go to cpacanada.ca/psc.