Annette Bester, CPA, CA, CIA, ICD.D

Annette Bester

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.


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