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Vintoria Bernard

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Miss Vintoria Bernard was elected President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at its Forty-Sixth Annual General Meeting, held at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston.  She succeeds Mr Archibald Campbell who served over the past two years.  She is the third female to be elected to the position, the others being Mrs C. Patricia Hayle in 1999 and Miss Prunella Vassell in 2007. Miss Bernard served as Vice President from 2009 to 2011.

Vintoria Bernard is the Managing Partner of VB Chartered Accountants, and has been in practice since 1991. She has a wealth of experience in general management, as well as internal and external auditing, some of which was acquired during her employment to PricewaterhouseCoopers where she spent eight years.  Her range of skills was widened by corporate stints in statutory organisations and the manufacturing and distribution sectors.

A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica since 1987, Miss Bernard is a Fellow of the Institute, as well as a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). In July 2005, Miss Bernard was elected to the governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica. Since 1997, she has actively served on the Institute’s Continuing Professional Education Committee and has chaired the Public Relations & Publications and Taxation Committees. Miss Bernard also provided invaluable support on the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean’s (ICAC) Conference 2003 and 2011 Committees.

Mr Dennis Chung


Mr Dennis Chung was elected President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at its Forty-Eighth Annual General Meeting, held at the ICAJ Secretariat in Kingston. He succeeds Miss Vintoria Bernard who served over the past two years.

Dennis Chung has served as a Council member of ICAJ since 2005 and was elected Vice President in 2011. He has also served as Chairman of ICAJ’s Membership, Continuing Professional Development and Property Development Committees.

Mr Chung was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica on May 1, 2013. A former director at the Bank of Jamaica, Statistical Institute of Jamaica, Jamaica Urban Transit Company, the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission, and the Kiwanis Club of North St. Andrew, he was also a member of the National Services Task Force, as a part of Jamaica’s Vision 2030 Plan.

He is the author of “Charting Jamaica’s Economic and Social Development – A much needed paradigm shift”, which examines Jamaica’s macroeconomic numbers since the 1960s and suggests a way forward for economic and social development.

Mr Chung completed his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in accounting, in 1987 and 1989 respectively, from the University of the West Indies, and the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examinations in 1990 in California, USA. An alumnus of the Jamaica College, he has been a member of the Jamaica College Board and Foundation, since 2005.

Miss Prunella Vassell

prunella-vassellMiss Prunella Vassell, FCA, FCCA, was elected as President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) in July 2007, a position which she held until July 2009. Previously she served as Vice President - June 2005 to July 2007.

Presently chairing the Public Relations & Publications Committee, Miss Vassell was first elected to the Council of the ICAJ in July 1997 and served as Treasurer and Chair of the Institute’s Finance Committee for the six years prior to her election as Vice-President. She was also Chairperson of the Students’ Affairs Committee from 1997 to 1999 and the Taxation Committee from 1999 to 2002.

From 2002 to 2007 she served as the Chairperson of ICAJ’s Public Relations/Publications Committee for the first time. She is a member of the Institute’s Membership, Future of the Profession, and Taxation Committees.

In 2003, she was awarded the inaugural ICAJ President’s Award for most outstanding chairperson in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the development of the Institute in her capacity as Treasurer and Chairperson of the PR & Publications Committee.

An Associate in charge of Audit Services and Tax Consultancy at Paul Goldson & Company, she has extensive experience in the areas of Income Tax and General Consumption Tax (GCT).

Prior to joining Paul Goldson & Company, she held different positions in Government and quasi-government institutions, as well as undertaking various part-time assignments as Lecturer in Financial & Management Accounting and Taxation at the University of Technology, the Institute of Management and Production and the Students’ Accountancy Training Consortium.

Miss Vassell has chaired the Management Committee of the Students’ Accountancy Training Consortium, as well as its Technical Committee. She is also a member of the Business Board of Studies the University Council of Jamaica and the Supervisory Board of the School of Business of the University of Technology (UTECH).  

Her interests include baking, cake decorating, sewing, reading and walking.

Mr. Bruce L. Scott

Bruce2Mr. Bruce L. Scott, FCA, FCCA, CISA was elected President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) at a meeting of Council following the 50th Annual General Meeting which was held on July 30, 2015 at the ICAJ Secretariat in Kingston. Mr. Scott is the Partner responsible for the Risk and Controls Practice at PwC Jamaica and PwC Caribbean Region of Network Firms.

His professional experience spans approximately 25 years at PwC, working in Jamaica and the Caribbean region and includes six months working at PwC Toronto. Mr. Scott also worked on a PwC Global product development team where he was responsible for one of the work streams.

A member of Council since 2009, Mr. Scott succeeds Mr. Dennis Chung who served as President over the past two years. He is a former Chairman of the ICAJ’s Membership and Public Relations and Publications Committees, and chaired a Funding Sub-Committee, which was designed to increase ways in which ICAJ is funded. He currently serves as Chairman of the Property Development Committee.

 He has extensive experience helping companies develop and maintain their internal audit departments and enterprise and operational risk management infrastructures and conducting financial statements audits.

Mr. Scott is a Chartered Certified Accountant with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a Certified Public Accountant through the state of Colorado, a Certified Internal Auditor, and is certified in Risk and Information System Control, among several other certifications, including an MBA in Finance from the University of Manchester (UK) Manchester Business School. Mr. Scott was one of the youngest graduates ever to qualify as a Chartered Accountant in the Caribbean at the age of 21.

He is an itinerant preacher and a regular conference speaker. He recently co-authored an article titled, “Completing the ERM Circle,” which was published in the Institute of Internal Auditors’ (IIA) UK magazine as well as a whitepaper for the IIA. His hobbies include golfing and reading.

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