P.E.I. government appoints new comptroller

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Prince Edward Island government offices in the Shaw Building, Rochford Street, Charlottetown.

Gordon MacFadyen, a certified professional accountant with an extensive background in federal, provincial, and municipal finance is Prince Edward Island’s new comptroller.

In announcing the appointment, Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs Minister Wes Sheridan said the role is a critical one.

He said MacFadyen has more than 20 years experience in budgeting and financial analysis in many facets of government, which will serve him well in his role as the province’s new top accountant.

The Office of the Comptroller operates and maintains the province’s corporate accounting system and prepares financial statements that are as transparent as possible for the legislature and the public. The position works to streamline accounting practices and provides support and advice to Treasury Board and cabinet on financial management and policy.

MacFadyen was most recently the director of finance and school board operations for the province’s Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, where he was responsible for all aspects of the budget process. He previously held financial management positions with the province’s Department of Health, the city of Summerside, and the Office of the Auditor General of Canada.

He graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island and obtained his chartered accountant designation in Ontario while working with the federal auditor general’s office. He is currently an active member of the Chartered Professional Accountants Association of P.E.I., serving as the chair of the professional conduct committee.

The Summerside resident is a volunteer firefighter for the Summerside Fire Department and is secretary/treasurer of the P.E.I. Firefighters Association.

“It is an honour to be chosen to serve the province in this capacity,” MacFadyen said. “Good fortune has allowed me to work with and learn from many dedicated public servan ts at all levels, and I look forward to continuing that trend with this new opportunity.”

MacFadyen begins his position on Sept. 2.


Organizations: Office of the Comptroller, Treasury Board, Department of Education and Early Childhood Department of Health Office of the Auditor General of Canada University of Prince Edward Island Chartered Professional Accountants Association Summerside Fire Department P.E.I. Firefighters Association

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Summerside, Ontario

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Recent comments

  • don
    July 14, 2014 - 13:08

    so wes you have found a fall guy to cover your butt when you fail to bring the budget in balance buy 2015/2016. you have FAILED WES just a failure when it comes to money.

    • WTF
      July 14, 2014 - 18:16

      So the government should not have a comptroller? Nor entirely sure what the issue is, other than you want to act like a bit if a jerk.