Canada: Investigations Forensic Accountants 2017

In this chapter we highlight 16 forensic accountants with expertise in a broad range of disputes and regulatory enquiries such as accounting fraud and corruption investigations. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Alan Stewart Deloitte, Toronto
2. Peter McFarlane Kroll, Toronto
3. Peter Dent Deloitte, Toronto

Global consulting firm DELOITTE leads the market with five listings in this chapter.
Alan Stewart “is in the top tier of forensic accountants in Canada”, according to peers. He boasts broad investigative expertise and is highlighted for his well-prepared and authoritative expert testimonies.
Peter Dent is highly visible in the market and stands out for his quick and responsive advice in crisis management situations.
Roddy Allan is a seasoned expert in a wide array of forensic matters including fraud and corruption claims. He impresses peers particularly with his deep asset recovery expertise.

KPMG boasts a prominent presence in the Canadian market and sees four impressive practitioners listed here.
Clients say Paul Ross is “the most competent and professionally qualified forensic accountant out there. With his strong client-focused approach, he really stands out from his peers and competitors."
The “excellent” James McAuley is a revered valuations specialist with broad expertise in forensic accountancy. He is a trusted adviser to a range of major clients and enjoys a strong reputation for his work in the space.

COHEN HAMILTON STEGER & CO INC achieves two listings in this chapter.
Peter Steger ranks prominently for his valuation expertise and strong testimonies in high-value disputes.
Ross Hamilton is a seasoned expert witness and a firm favourite among clients from the pharmaceutical and oil and gas industries when it comes to complex forensic work. 

Leading experts at PWC include Jennie Chan, who possesses over 20 years’ experience in the field handling a wide array of fraud and corruption investigations.  

At KROLL, Peter McFarlane “is great to deal with” in large-scale investigations and asset recovery projects. His broad experience spans a range of financial investigations and he comes highly regarded by Canadian and international clients alike. 

Zain Raheel leads the fraud investigation group at ERNST & YOUNG and enjoys a strong reputation for his work in the space. 

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