Pierre Taillefer

Partner, National Risk Advisory Leader

CPA Auditor, CISA, CFE

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 Canada. He has twenty-eight years of in-depth experience including seven years in the assurance field and over twenty-one 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 Internal Audit, 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 fifteen years, been involved as engagement partner and engagement manager in consulting and audit 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:

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

Professional Affiliations

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

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