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Pierre Taillefer, CFE, CISA, CPA

National Sustainability and ESG Leader

Executive summary

Pierre Taillefer is BDO Canada's National Sustainability & ESG Leader and a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

He possesses more thirty years of in-depth experience including seven years as an external auditor and over twenty-three years performing both sustainability, assurance, and risk-related advisory engagements, including corporate responsibility reporting, forestry chain of custody audits, carbon footprint and reduction engagements, as well as ERM, internal controls certifications, internal audits, and business process controls optimization reviews. In addition to being a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Auditor), Pierre holds the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designations.

As a practitioner in risk management, Pierre has been involved in a large spectrum of engagements covering:

  • Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Reporting consulting assignments
  • Corporate Responsibility Report audits (non-financial indicators/statistics)
  • Establishing entity carbon footprints and identifying strategies for carbon reduction
  • Evaluations of Board and Senior Leadership structures, competencies, and roles
  • Establishment of responsible and sustainable procurement assignments
  • Development of Crisis Management and Business Continuity Plans
  • Internal audits of Waste Management
  • Deployment of whistleblower programs and management of ethics hotlines;
  • Various ERM assignments
  • Various internal audit assignments covering operational, financial, and information technology controls
  • Business process and internal controls reviews

Pierre is a control objectives and internal controls specialist. Over the last fifteen years, he has been involved as engagement partner and engagement manager in consulting and audit assignments in various sectors including Crown Corporations, financial institutions, telecommunications, transportation, and pharmaceuticals. Pierre has also acted as an expert witness on internal controls.

Practice area

  • Sustainability and ESG
  • 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)
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

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