Along with his Chartered Professional Accountant designation Glen has also achieved a BA in Economics and Psychology, a CGA designation, is certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and has attained a Learner-Centered Instructor Certificate. In 2006 he received the Canada Revenue Agency’s National Award of Excellence while 2012 saw him presented with the J.M Macbeth Award of Merit from the CGA Association of BC.
Glen has worked in numerous accounting and financial dedicated fields. At the Canada Revenue Agency, Glen stood out as a technical advisor, audit team leader, appeals team leader and a workload development team leader. He also held the role of Senior Program Officer in the policy and training section of the CRA Ottawa head office.
Additionally, Glen has served as a part-time professor at Okanagan College, teaching accounting courses in both the financial and management business diploma streams. He has worked with the Scotiabank Centre for Non-Profit Excellence, teaching non-profit directors the skills necessary to better interpret and understand financial statements. He has delivered weekend sessions at the Western School of Business to CPA students through PEP (CPA Professional Education Program) and remains a co-chair of CPA Kelowna Public Practice Forum. As past-chair of the CPA-BC Okanagan chapter, Glen initiated their annual golf tournament, which now raises money annually for accounting students at UBC-O and Okanagan College.
Glen is an active member of the larger Kelowna community through the local Chamber of Commerce, the Sunrise Rotary Club and many other charitable and social causes. His hobbies include golf, playing the guitar and spending time with his family.
A resident of Kelowna, BC since 1993, Glen Jackson has been an accountant for more than thirty years. As a third-generation accountant, Glen would appear to be living proof that when it comes to debits and credits, it’s coded deep in his family’s DNA.