Terry Prychitko

Terry Prychitko



Born October 18, 1943 in Grahamdale Manitoba to John and Mary (nee Piekovy), second generation Manitoba
farmers in St. Martin, Manitoba. Paternal Grand Parents had homesteaded in St. Martin area in 1918. Maternal
Grandparents Ivan and Xenia (nee Waroniak) Piekovy married in Winnipeg in 1905. Parents relocated to
Winnipeg in 1948 due to major flooding from Lake St. Martin.
Attended school in Winnipeg at David Livingstone, Victoria Albert, Mulvey and Gordon Bell schools. Graduated
from Gordon Bell High School in 1961 and entered into Chartered Accountancy at the University of Manitoba as
an articling student-in-accounts with the firm of Robison Green, Chartered Accountants.
Married Marjorie (nee Finishen) on September 18 th , 1965 in Winnipeg. Terry and Marjorie raised their 3 children
– Anthony Paul, Tamara Lynn and Jonathon Terry in Winnipeg (Transcona neighborhood). They were blessed
with 6 grandchildren. Marjorie died on July 24, 2010.
Currently retired from public practice and remain active as a volunteer with several not-for-profit organizations


Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1967 as a graduate of the University of Manitoba while employed with the
international accountancy firm of Peat, Marwick and Mitchell, Chartered Accountants.
Progression from 1967 to 1972 with Peat, Marwick and Mitchell to the position as Senior Manager in charge of
auditing firm’s principal clients, including Canada’s oldest merchandising and retail store chain, Canada’s largest
wholesaler supplying independent general merchandise retailers, one of Canada’s largest integrated grain
companies, major Canadian life insurer, Canada’s largest mutual fund dealer amongst other clients.
In 1972, Terry founded his own office as an independent Chartered Accountant (Terry and Marjorie had decided
to stay and raise their young family in Winnipeg rather than accept a transfer to another province).
The practice grew from a one person office in 1972 to an office of 15 persons when he retired as Managing
Partner of the firm of PKBW Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors Inc. in 2003 servicing small and
medium sized enterprises in Manitoba and north-western Ontario with an emphasis on assisting not-for-profit
entities including providers of health care and education and fraternal insurance providers.
Member of the Ontario Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants and prior to retirement was licensed to
practice as a Public Accountant in Ontario. He is entitled to use the designation of CPA.
Appointed as a sessional lecturer in the Faculty of Management at the University of Manitoba from 1972 to 1975.
He was appointed as a marker by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants for the Canadian Uniform Final
Examination for Canadian Chartered Accountants from 1972 to 1975.
During his career, he has volunteered and been appointed to numerous committees with both the Manitoba
Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Canada providing both social and
professional service to the profession. Additionally, he has provided countless hours of volunteer assistance to
various charitable, religious and political associations on both a local, provincial and national basis.
Appointed as a Director of The Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation in January 2015 for a 3 year term. Served
as a member of the Audit, Governance and Investment Committees of the Board.


Appointed as first Chair of the Manitoba Intercultural Council in 1983 by Government of Manitoba
The Osvita Foundation’s 1993 Honouree at the Annual Testimonial Banquet for leadership in the enhancement
and promotion of multiculturalism within Canada and Manitoba
Elected as Auditor of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba, for 1994, 1995 and 1996 by the
members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba at their Annual General Meetings
Elected as a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants (FCA), in 1996 by The Manitoba Institute of Chartered
Presented with the City of Winnipeg Community Service Award from Mayor Sam Katz in January 2012
Awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at Manitoba Government House in October 2012,
presented by His Honour Philip S. Lee, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba
Elected a Life Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and the Chartered Professional
Accountants of Ontario in September 2013
Appointed Honourary Life Member of Holy Family Home Inc. Board of Directors in June 2014 by the Provincial
Council of Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate for long standing service and significant contribution to the
advancement of the undertaking, philosophy, mission and welfare of Holy Family Home Inc Board of Directors
Received 1st annual Bulava Award from Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Manitoba Provincial Council for
enhancement of the Ukrainian Canadian community in Manitoba through volunteerism, in September 2014

For more info, check Mr. Prychitko’s Curriculum Vitae.