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John Asher, CIA, CISA, CITP, CPA, CA

Partner, West Region

Executive summary

John Asher is a Partner in the Vancouver office who leads BDO's Risk Advisory Services Practice in Western Canada.

He holds a broad range of experience in Technology, Public Sector, Not-For-Profit, Retail, and Real Estate. He is best known for his work in risk management, internal controls, and internal audit as well as accounting, finance, financial reporting, risk management, audit, governance, compliance, and cash management.

He has conducted several performance and compliance audits while also performing consulting services in the areas of business process and best practice reviews. He specializes in enterprise risk management (ERM), business process reviews, internal controls over financial report (ICFR), Sarbanes Oxley 404, service organization controls (SOC 1, 2, 3) assurance engagements, and IT audits.

John has taught at various conferences across Canada on topics such as risk management, ethics, cyber security, accounting, and internal audit.

Professional affiliations

Member, Chartered Professional Accountants of BC
Member, Institute of internal Auditors
Member, ISACA
Treasurer – Institute of Internal Auditors Ottawa Chapter (2013-2015)
Vice-President Operations – Institute of Internal Auditors Ottawa Chapter (2015-2017)
Treasurer – Institute of Internal Auditors Vancouver Chapter (2017-2020)
Treasury Support – Institute of Internal Auditors Vancouver Chapter (2021-Present)

Professional designations and education

Bachelor of Arts -Economics, Simon Fraser University, (2003)
Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, (CPA, CA)
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP)

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