Doug Wilkinson, a Pickering, Ontario chartered accountant with Deloitte, and one of the firm’s youngest partners in its history, was the inaugural winner of the Distinguished Graduate Award.
Wilkinson graduated from the Brock in 1991 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Co-op Accounting. He has had a distinguished career in a short period of time. He is respected for his integrity and leadership skills as well as for his dedication to his firm and its staff, his family and community, and to Brock.
Wilkinson built on the University’s co-op business degree program by accepting a full-time position with Deloitte & Touche. He made the Top 10 honour roll in the Central Ontario District while writing the Uniform Final Exam (UFE) to receive his chartered accountant designation. In 1999, at the age of 31, Wilkinson was appointed a partner with Deloitte & Touch, one of Canada’s largest professional services firms, which provides a full range of assurance and advisory, tax and management consulting services.
Wilkinson has national responsibilities for managing Deloitte & Touche’s control assurance practice and is part of the firm’s global control assurance leadership group. He also helps identify opportunities and formulate strategies that help Deloitte & Touche remain at the forefront of the professional services marketplace. In addition, he is responsible for running and coordinating the UFE program for the firms’ Greater Toronto office.
Outside of the firm, Wilkinson has been involved with many different organizations, including the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), the Pickering Rotary Club, the Ajax Pickering Board of Trade, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Pickering’s Nuclear Community Advisory group and the Rouge Valley Health Corporation. In addition, Doug has had a number of articles published in various trade publications.
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