Nazia Lakhani

National Quality Leader, Assurance


BDO Canada LLP - National


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Executive Summary

Nazia Lakhani is the National Quality Leader for the Assurance practice and a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

She has close to three decades of experience. Her specialties include:

  • Providing leadership to the firm on all matters related to assurance standards in Canada
  • Providing expert witness reports related to litigation, supporting the Firm's A&A risk management issues
  • Providing leadership and support related to internal and external inspections
  • Providing consultations to engagement teams on complex matters of assurance

Professional Affiliations

Member, BDO Global Audit Steering Committee (since 2021)
Member, BDO Canada Board, A&A Service Line (since 2018)
Member, BDO Global Audit Approach Working Group (2018-2020)
Member, CPA Canada Advisory Group on Audit Guidance (since 2015)
Member of CPA Canada Audit Innovation Committee (since 2016)
Member, CPA Canada Advisory Group on the Implementation of the Canadian Auditing Standards (since 2011-2016)
Member, CPA Canada ROSMAARE Guidance Task Force (2014–2015)
Member, CICA Task Force on GAAS Hierarchy (2014)
Representative, International A&A Steering Committee (2004–2005)

Professional Designations & Education

Chartered Accountant, ON (1999)
Chartered Accountant, QC (1995)
Diploma in Public Accounting, McGill University
Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting, McGill University (1992)

Community Involvement

Volunteer, Light the Night for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Volunteer, Million Dollar Smiles
Volunteer, Big Bike for Heart and Stroke Foundation
Volunteer, Soup Sisters

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