David Prime

Partner, Ottawa Lead RAS


BDO Canada LLP - Ottawa - Kent Street



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Executive Summary

David has over three decades of experience in auditing, risk management, project management, information technology and management consulting. He advises public sector senior executives, chief audit executives and CFOs on governance, risk management and control. He also developed and helped introduce management practices targeted at improving organizational performance and service delivery through better integration and balancing of risk and control considerations.

David was Managing Principal and Chief Financial Officer of Interis Consulting Inc. before the company’s merger with BDO in February 2013.  Earlier in his career, David led the Risk Management Services practice for IBM Business Consulting Services and its predecessors, PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting and The Comprehensive Consulting Group.

Publications & Speeches

  • “Internal Audit Intelligence: Leveraging the Auditor – How You Can Use Information from Internal Audit to Help Manage and Report on Performance”: Presentation to the PPX Annual Symposium, May 2012
  • McClure, P., Prime, D., NRCan Priority Setting Model, FMI Journal, Winter 2004, Volume 15, Number 2
  • “Audit and Risk in an e-Business World.” Presentation to the IIA Internal Auditors in Government Conference, October 2000
  • “E-Business and Risk”: Presentation to IBM client risk symposium, April 2000
  • “Internal Auditing and E-Business.” Presentation to a joint meeting of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, and the Information Systems Security Association, December 1999
  • “A Practical Guide to Using the CobiT Framework.” Presentation to the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, Ottawa Valley Chapter, Ottawa, October 1997

Professional Designations & Education

Chartered Accountant
Certified Internal Auditor
Certified Information Systems Auditor
Certified Management Consultant
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Queen’s University

Community Involvement

Member, Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health Board of Directors

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