Neil Harrison, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

 

Mr. Harrison is a partner in the Financial Services Industry Group of Deloitte & Touche LLP based in their Toronto office. He has over 20 years experience providing professional services to clients in the financial services sector, with a focus on the insurance and banking sectors. Mr. Harrison has experience with International Financial Reporting Standards, prospectus offerings, US GAAP and SEC matters, insurance, banking and financial instruments. He is leading Deloitte’s IFRS initiatives relating to the insurance sector in Canada and has assisted a number of financial institutions with their IFRS conversion projects.

Professional and community affairs:

- Author of Deloitte publications “IFRS top ten issues in insurance industry” and “Canadian Insurance Industry: A Clear Path to IFRS Conversion”
- Author of chapter on Insurance Contracts in Deloitte / CCH publication “iGAAP: IFRS for Canada” (2008 and 2010 editions)
- Regular speaker at insurance industry conferences on recent accounting and auditing developments including CLHIA, CIAA and LOMA conferences on IFRS for the insurance industry
- Member of the CICA Insurance Accounting Task Force reviewing IFRS implementation issues relating to the Canadian insurance industry
- Member of CICA Task Force that developed new guidance on the audit of actuarial liabilities of insurance enterprises
- Board of Directors, Junior Achievement of Canada, Chair Audit & Risk Management Committee
- Past leader of the United Way campaign for Deloitte & Touche in the GTA
- Past member of the Finance Committee, Canadian Cancer Society
- Past member of the Technical and Research Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba

Education:

- CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba (National Bronze Medalist and Manitoba Gold Medalist); Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario
- B.Comm (Honors), University of Manitoba