John Pankratz is a Partner at Friesen Pankratz & Associates LLP, a certified general accounting and business advisory practice in Abbotsford. He entered public practice in 1986 and enrolled in the Certified General Accountants (CGA) Association of British Columbia professional studies program. He received his CGA designation in 1988. During this time, Mr. Pankratz served as a volunteer for the Royal Life Saving Society, the Canadian Red Cross Society as well as his local church. He has been an active member in the CGA organization, serving on the local chapter board from 1988 to 1997 as well as numerous provincial boards and committees. He has served as Chair of the Public Practice Advisory Group of CGA-BC, Chair of the Chapter Advisory Group of CGA-BC and Chair of the Practice Review Committee of CGA-BC. In 2005, Mr. Pankratz was elected to serve on the board of governors. In 2010, he served as the President of the Certified General Accountants' Association of BC and has also served on some committees and the board for CGA Canada. He is currently the chair of the Audit Committee for CGA Canada. In 2011 Mr. Pankratz was appointed as a member on the Auditor Certification Board for the Province of British Columbia. Mr. Pankratz joined the board of the Abbotsford Restorative Justice and Advocacy Association in 2011 and currently serves as the treasurer.
Mr. Pankratz attended courses at University College of the Fraser Valley, Columbia Bible College and he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.