OPA Education Committee

Organizer

OPA Education Committee
Email
education.committee@opaonline.ca
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Speaker

  • Sharada Narain
    Sharada Narain
    Compliance Consultant, CPA, CFE, CFF, CGA

    Sharada Narain is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and also certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). She holds a B.A. from University of Toronto, with a major in Economics. She has over 25 years’ experience conducting audits in regulatory environments including the Law Society of Ontario (“LSO”), (17 years) and the Ontario Provincial government. Within the LSO, she worked as an auditor in the Spot Audit Department and assessed the books and records of lawyers and law firms. With the LSO’s Trustee Services, as a Forensic Auditor, she assessed the books and records of lawyers and paralegals. In Investigations she worked as a Forensic Auditor where she provided analysis and guidance which lead to remedial actions in accordance with specific governing legislation and regulations. She was entrusted with highly-sensitive and high-profile cases where confidentiality and integrity were paramount.

    Sharada Narain has a set of fundamental beliefs by which she conducts her life both personally and professionally. Humility, honesty, spirituality and respect influence her daily actions. She is very community minded which as well aligns with her mantra of “doing good” and “giving back” which is reflected in her volunteering activities.

    She also holds education in high regard, and for many years, she was the Co-Chair of the Education Committee for the Toronto chapter of Certified General Accountants (CGA) of Ontario. In addition, she organized book drives for the rural libraries in Guyana and Vietnam, chaired United Way and Federated Health campaigns, organised fund-raising events for the Island Public Natural Science School, and regularly collects linens to be donated to the Toronto Humane Society.

    She is known for her love of owls, but is crazy about cats.

Virtual

Location

Virtual

Date

Nov 24 2021

Time

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cost

Free with webinar registration - follow the Zoom registration link

OPA CPD Series – Books and Records: Bookkeeping Guide for Paralegals

Overview

  1. •LSO BOOKS AND RECORDS REQUIREMENTS OVERVIEW
  • •RECORDS REQUIRED AND RETENTION PERIOD
  • •UNDERSTANDING BANK ACCOUNTS IN A LAW PRACTICE
  • •OVERVIEW OF SECTION 18 RECORDS TO BE MAINTAINED
  • •OTHER DOCUMENTS TO BE MAINTAINED
  • •COMMON PROBLEMS
  • •THE PARALEGAL RULES OF CONDUCT – Rule 9 – RESPONSIBILITY TO THE LAW SOCIETY
  • •CONTINGENCY PLAN
  • •RESOURCES AVAILABLE

This program contains 1 hour of Professionalism Content

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