Pierre Taillefer

Pierre Taillefer



BDO Montreal



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Executive Summary

Pierre is a partner in the BDO Canada LLP Risk Advisory Services (“RAS”) practice, leading the RAS practice in Montréal. He has twenty years of in-depth experience including seven years in the assurance field and over thirteen years performing risk-related advisory engagements. In addition to being a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Auditor, CA), Pierre also holds the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designations. Prior to joining BDO, Pierre spent eighteen years in audit and advisory at a Big Four accounting firm where he managed a client portfolio consisting of crown corporations, financial institutions, telecommunications companies, and large and medium-sized public and private manufacturing companies.

As a practitioner in risk management, Pierre has been involved in a large spectrum of engagements covering the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) and National Instrument 52-109 (NI 52-109), business process and internal controls reviews, service organization controls reports, and integrated financial statement audits under SOX requirements.

Pierre is a control objectives and internal controls specialist. He has, over the last ten years, been involved as engagement partner, review partner, engagement manager and/or team member on SOX and NI 52-109 assignments in a number of sectors including Crown Corporations, financial institutions, telecommunications, transportation and pharmaceuticals. Pierre has also acted as an expert witness on internal controls.

Areas of Specialization:

  • CEO/CFO Certifications - (SOX and NI 52-109)
  • Internal Audit
  • Anti-Fraud Programs and Fraud Investigations
  • Service Organization Controls Reports
  • Corporate Governance
  • Information/Data Services
  • IT Risks and Controls

Specific SOX and NI 52-109 Experience:

Axcan Pharma Inc. (2005-2008), Bombardier Inc. (2003-2008), Business Development Bank of Canada (2006-2007) and National Bank of Canada (2003-2009) and Quebecor Media Inc. (2008-2010)
Lead partner or team member responsible for assisting clients mentioned above with the implementation of their SOX and/or NI 52-109 compliance programs. Responsibilities included assistance with disclosure controls (SOX 302 and NI 52-109) and internal controls (SOX 404 and NI 52-109). Internal controls assistance covered scoping and planning, risk assessment, documentation of in-scope processes, identification of key controls, documentation of key controls, drafting of test plans for key controls, execution of testing, identification of gaps in control design and operating effectiveness, assessment of impact of gaps in internal controls on financial reporting, identification of compensating controls, assistance with drafting of action plans for remediating control gaps, assistance with implementation of action plans and follow up on action plan implementation.

Professional Affiliations

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Auditor, CA)
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)