Jean Paré was appointed to the IFRS Interpretations Committee in July 2008 for a term of three years (term renewed until June 2014). He has held the position of Vice President, Financial Reporting at Bombardier Inc. since 1999, with overall responsibilities for the Bombardier's external financial reporting.
In addition, he actively participates in due diligence projects in connection with business acquisitions and acts as expert for complex accounting issues and general accounting policy matters.
Previously, he has held several positions including as technical partner in the Ernst & Young National Accounting Practice in Montreal for more than 10 years. He also held the position of Corporate Finance Director at the Commission des valeurs mobiliéres du Québec (now the Autorité des Marchés Financiers) for several years, and has worked in other Ernst & Young offices, including London in the UK and Toronto.
He is a member of the Financial Advisory Committee of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers and a former member of the Accounting Standards Board. He also participated in several committees related to professional matters, including the Independent Advisory Committee of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada.
Furthermore, he regularly participates in different events related to financial reporting matters mostly as a guest speaker.