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Richard Sroka

Personal Profile

  • Presently reside near Brantford. Married with 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren.

Professional Experience

  • Self Employed 2012 - Present
    ACCOUNTING PRACTICE
  • Controller & HR Manager 1999-2012
    ATLAS HYDRAULICS INC., Brantford, ON
    • Performed accounting and senior management functions for a large manufacturing operation
  • Employer Health Tax Auditor 1999
    MINISTRY OF FINANCE, Brantford ON
    • Performed payroll audits on Ontario corporations
  • Senior Accountant 1985 - 1998
    MILLARD, ROUSE, & ROSEBRUGH CAs , Simcoe, ON
    • Preparation of financial statements, personal and corporation tax returns

Credit Union Experience

Member of First Ontario Board. Chair of Audit Committee. Member of Strategic Oversight Committee

On Rochdale Board for 3 years as Vice Chair and Chair of the Audit and Governance Committees. Served on merger committee.

25 year member of the Polish Alliance Brant Credit Union Board in Brantford. Chair of Audit Committee and President at the time of Rochdale merger.

I am committed to the credit union movement and feel credit unions are a viable alternative to the traditional banking system. I feel that with my business and volunteer experience and strong understanding of the credit union system, I can make a meaningful contribution to the Board of Directors of First Ontario.

First Ontario has achieved significant growth in the last few years and I would be honoured to continue to serve you as your director on our board.

Other Experience

  • Chair of Brant County Economic Development Advisory Committee
  • Trustee of St Joseph’s Scholarship Fund
  • Audit Committee of Grand Erie District School Board
  • Volunteer with Norwich Merchants Jr C Hockey Club

Academic & Professional Achievements

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Bachelor of Arts Business - McMaster University
  • Audit Committee Certified (ACC) Directors College McMaster
  • University
  • Accredited Canadian Credit Union Director (ACCUD) Dalhousie
  • University
  • Annual Credit Union Courses
 

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