Credit Unions Innovate Successfully

Ideas alone won’t ensure your credit union keeps up with financial institutions’ rapidly changing environment. In today’s digital world, accessing the appropriate technology and analytics expertise means being able to execute innovation in a timely and cost-effective way.

MNP’s Credit Union team help you stay successful and competitive with key steps towards making informed choices on change in our whitepaper, Ideas Aren’t Enough: Does your Credit Union Practice Executable Innovation?

Insights

  • Agility

    June 11, 2024

    Collaboration among credit unions, tapping into data: Let CUPID be your guide

    MNP’s Credit Union Peer Information Dashboard (CUPID) allows you to see your credit union’s data in a whole new light, benchmarking key metrics in real time against your industry peers and your own business’s past performance.

  • Confidence

    May 09, 2024

    Bill 19 – British Columbia (B.C.) Money Services Business Act: What you need to know before legislation takes effect

    Learn about the upcoming Money Services Business Act in British Columbia and what it means for MSBs operating in the province.

  • Confidence

    April 25, 2024

    Is your Credit Union Prepared for the Future? Part 3: How to mitigate shortfalls during transformation

    How can you mitigate shortfalls during the transformation process? Discover strategies to help your credit union overcome challenges in our whitepaper.

Contact Our Credit Unions Team

Annette Bester CPA, CA, CIA, ICD.D

Partner, National Credit Union Leader

Annette Bester, CPA, CA, CIA, ICD.D is MNP’s National Credit Union Leader and an Audit Risk Partner in MNP’s Saskatoon office. A trusted business advisor, Annette draws on more than two decades of experience working with credit unions and business clients, supporting them and helping them strengthen their leadership.

Annette helps provide the vision and strategy steering MNP’s Credit Union Services group — one of Canada’s largest — to provide accounting, tax and advisory services to more than 135 Canadian credit unions.

Annette provides expert advice on technical accounting and business issues, helping ensure clients’ financials remain strong and compliant with reporting requirements.

She has provided audit, review and business consulting services to owner managed businesses in diverse industries. Annette’s experience has led to her exceptional understanding of credit unions and the members they serve. To further support the credit union sector, she works closely with national and provincial credit union organizations with a vision to support and strengthen credit union leadership, knowledge and financial position, significantly enriching the communities in which we both live and work.

Annette obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree (Honours) from the University of Saskatchewan in 1999. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (CA) in 2002. She completed her Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation in December of 2020.  In addition, she completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program in May 2021 and received her ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in June 2021.

As a past board member (July 2018 – August 2020) of Saskatchewan Capital Network, Annette worked to enhance Saskatchewan’s start-up ecosystem by connecting investment ready companies to investors. As a board member of Conexus Credit Union (since 2020) and the Chair of their Risk Committee (since 2021) Annette is passionate about improving the financial well-being of their members and communities.