Three accountants awarded top honour

Mike Torrie (left) and Charles Rau both partners at BDO, and Aaron Snodgrass, the chief financial officer at Eastland Group, have been recognised for their outstanding service to their profession and the community. Picture supplied

THREE Gisborne accountants and business leaders Charles Rau, Aaron Snodgrass and Mike Torrie, have been awarded a top accounting honour recognising outstanding service to their profession and the community.

They are among 212 Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) members from 10 countries to receive a Chartered Accountants ANZ fellowship in 2017.

Peter Vial FCA, CA ANZ New Zealand country head, said the range of the fellows’ activities and achievements mirrored the diversity of roles chartered accountants play in business and in communities.

“Our latest fellows have made important contributions to the profession through their work in businesses, the public sector, academia and the not-for-profit sector.

“Many of them have also undertaken significant pro bono work for charities and other community groups. Fellowships are peer recognition awards, making them even more meaningful for the recipients.”

Mr Rau FCA is a partner at BDO in Gisborne, a trustee of the Waipaoa Station Farm Cadet Training Trust and member of the CA ANZ rural advisory committee.

Mr Snodgrass FCA is chief financial officer at Eastland Group, a trustee of the Dilworth trust board, a member of the CA ANZ regional council, and a justice of the peace.

Mr Torrie FCA is a managing partner at BDO in Gisborne and chairman of the Campion College board of trustees.
The three men said the awards were an unexpected honour.

They said it felt good to be recognised by their peers for their work, a lot of it non-profit work.

THREE Gisborne accountants and business leaders Charles Rau, Aaron Snodgrass and Mike Torrie, have been awarded a top accounting honour recognising outstanding service to their profession and the community.

They are among 212 Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) members from 10 countries to receive a Chartered Accountants ANZ fellowship in 2017.

Peter Vial FCA, CA ANZ New Zealand country head, said the range of the fellows’ activities and achievements mirrored the diversity of roles chartered accountants play in business and in communities.

“Our latest fellows have made important contributions to the profession through their work in businesses, the public sector, academia and the not-for-profit sector.

“Many of them have also undertaken significant pro bono work for charities and other community groups. Fellowships are peer recognition awards, making them even more meaningful for the recipients.”

Mr Rau FCA is a partner at BDO in Gisborne, a trustee of the Waipaoa Station Farm Cadet Training Trust and member of the CA ANZ rural advisory committee.

Mr Snodgrass FCA is chief financial officer at Eastland Group, a trustee of the Dilworth trust board, a member of the CA ANZ regional council, and a justice of the peace.

Mr Torrie FCA is a managing partner at BDO in Gisborne and chairman of the Campion College board of trustees.
The three men said the awards were an unexpected honour.

They said it felt good to be recognised by their peers for their work, a lot of it non-profit work.

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