The National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association

Norm has over 30 years of public accounting experience with Morrow & Co. Commencing January 1, 2015 he became the Director of First Nations Services at Reid Hurst Nagy Inc. following the amalgamation of the two firms. He is a Past President of the Vancouver Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. As a Private Investigator he is licensed within the province of BC to conduct financial investigations. In this capacity he has provided forensic accounting services to several First Nation governing bodies and to not-for-profit organizations.

Norm attained his designation as a Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) in 2003. His experience in auditing and consulting to First Nations, aboriginal not-for-profit societies, and aboriginal associations has been enhanced by his current role as a Director for the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA) of BC and Chairperson of the AFOA-sponsored Technical Advisory Group (TAG) as well as the recently formed tax committee. He is piloting the New Operational Reporting Method (NORM) project in the Province of BC for TAG in cooperation with AANDC-BC Region.

Norm has served numerous small businesses, the insurance industry, not-for-profit organizations and aboriginal organizations in the areas of income tax and estate planning, corporate reorganization, business plans, acting as an expert witness in regard to accounting and auditing matters for litigation purposes, coordinating forensic data recovery, treaty negotiations, specific and comprehensive land claims and co-management planning. As well, his volunteer activities serve amateur sports, local school boards and local charities.

Norman G. Grdina, Board Member
Email: norman@natoa.ca


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