Tony N. Catanese is an Assurance Services partner in the Winnipeg office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He also serves as the Winnipeg Office Managing Partner.
He has extensive experience in assurance and accounting services, including GAAP and the interpretation and application of Canadian and US GAAP. Tony has lead the annual audits for a broad spectrum of corporations including those in the media and entertainment, retail, venture capital, manufacturing, real estate, grain distribution, insurance and construction and not-for-profit sectors. Tony's clients include multinational public companies listed in the Canadian and US stock exchanges and well as large private companies.
Tony has led a number of assignments involving the initial and follow-up offer of debt and equity instruments to the public markets. Assignments have included the registration of financial instruments in Canada and the US.
As a Chartered Business Valuator, Tony has provided business valuation services to a number of clients in a variety of industries including transportation, manufacturing, storage and rentals and service industries. He is experienced in the use of earnings, cash flow and discounted cash flow valuation methodologies as well as asset based valuation techniques. Tony has provided a full range of valuation services including opinions, estimates and compilations.
Tony has assisted the legal community in cases involving review of financial and accounting data, critique reports, and assessment of witness testimony. He has prepared loss of income calculation for cases involving breaches of contracts and civil litigation. And Tony has appeared as an "expert witness" before the Court of Queen's Bench in Manitoba.
Tony graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1983 with a BA (Honours). In 1986, he became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba. In 1996, he became a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators as well as a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Tony’s community involvement activities have included work for the Health Sciences Centre Foundation, St. Paul's High School, Villa Cabrini, Centro Caboto Centre, the Manitoba Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors, and the Manitoba Securities Commission Security Advisory Committee. He currently serves on as Director of the Friends of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights and is a member of the United Way of Winnipeg Cabinet.