Fonds 293 Society of Registered Industrial Accountants, Grande Prairie Branch fonds

Society of Registered Industrial Accountants, Grande Prairie Branch fonds. — 1973-1986. — 4 cm of textual records.

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Agency History

The Grande Prairie branch of the Edmonton chapter of the Society of Industrial Accountants of Alberta was organized on February 15, 1973 at an enthusiastic gathering of 40 people. The purpose of the society is to be the main body for the management accounting profession in Canada. The initial Grande Prairie executive included Chairman, Bob McDonald of Canadian Bechtel; Vice-chairman, Rick Buis, Grande Prairie Regional College; Secretary, Clive Lodge, North Canadian Forest Industries; Treasurer. Ken Laninga; and Public Relations, Dwayne Williams. The latter two were employed by North Canadian Forest Industries. An invitation for membership was extended to all businessmen interested in developing management accounting skills within their organizations. Education was the main focus of the organization and prospective students of accounting were encouraged to investigate the opportunities through the society’s professional development program which allowed them to obtain a Registered Industrial Accountant designation.

Custodial History

The records were donated to the South Peace regional Archives Dec 28, 2006 by Robert Dalen.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of the history and purpose of the Registered Industrial Accountants Society, financial records, minutes and correspondence, newspaper clippings, and professional training records.



Table of Contents

Series 293.01 History and Purpose
Series 293.02 Financial records
Series 293.03 Minutes & Correspondence
Series 293.04 Correspondence
Series 293.05 Newspaper Clippings
Series 293.06 Professional Training


Series 293.01 History and Purpose. — 1973-1980.The series consists of records from the formation of the Grande Prairie chapter, registrations of attendance at luncheon meetings 1973, 1974, 1978 and 1980, a description of the purpose of the chapter and the duties of executive members.
Series 293.02 Financial records. — 1973-1986. The series consists of a general ledger from 1973-1980, summaries of receipts and expenses 1973-1979, 1980-81, with some correspondence and receipts, returned cheques and year end summary for 1982, expense reports and cheque stubs for 1983-1984 and a year end statement for April 30, 1986.
Series 293.03 Minutes & Correspondence. — 1976-1986. — 1 cm of textual records. The series consists of the minutes of meetings of the Grande Prairie Branch of the Society of Registered Industrial Accountants, with some attendance lists and correspondence related to arrangement and invitations to meetings.
Series 293.04 Correspondence. — 1976-1984. — 1 cm of textual records. The series consists of general correspondence, reports required by the Aberta Society of Registered Industrial Accountants, documents related to the Chapter Achievement Program, and information regarding directors’ clinics.
Series 293.05 Newspaper Clippings. — 1973-1983.The series consists of news clippings advertising guest speakers, workshops, meetings, and R.I.A. training opportunities.
Series 293.06 Professional Training. — 1981-1983.The series consists of documents used to counsel students interested in qualifying for R.I.A. status with lists of students’ information.
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