Internal Audit Best Practices & Quality Assurance
Paul is an expert in Internal Audit best practices with over 40 years of experience, 20 of which at the senior leadership level. He facilitates training sessions the Institute of Internal Auditors which has 180,000 members. Paul has shared his expertise in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, South America and Africa.
. Internal Audit Best Practices & Audit Standards . Corporate Governance . Establishing Centres of Audit Excellence . Enterprise Risk Management . Public Sector Audits
From 2016 Paul has specialized as an internal audit leader sharing internal audit best practices via the Institute of Internal Auditors.
He retired from his role as Director and Head of Internal Audit at the City of Vaughan in 2016. In that role, he had the responsibility to establish and build an audit function to help support governance, accountability and control in a fast-growing city.
Prior to joining the City of Vaughan, Paul spent three years at the Region of Peel as the Director and Head of Internal Audit. Before Peel, he held a number of Director related positions in the Province of Ontario’s Internal Audit function including the Director, Information Technology Audit; Audit Director of the Community; Family and Children Services Ministry; Director of Corporate Audit and Director, Enterprise-wide Audit and the Audit Centre for Excellence. The Audit Centre for Excellence was established to provide support to Ontario’s Internal Audit function by providing audit standards, best practices, professional development, central administration and common tools and technology.
Prior to working in the government sector, Paul held a number of senior management and staff positions in organizations representing the private sector including manufacturing, natural gas transmission/distribution, financial services and insurance.
Overall, he has over 40 years of internal audit experience of which 20 were in senior leadership roles.
A strong advocator of internal audit education and development, he instructs training sessions for The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and has done presentations in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, South America, Europe and Africa. He promotes a “partnership” approach to internal audit where management and internal audit have opportunities to collaborate on identifying issues and developing action plans.
Paul is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) from the IIA, holds a certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) from the IIA, and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
He currently serves as a council member for the Ontario Professional Foresters Association, an Agency of the Ontario Provincial Government. In this role, he supports the council by providing advice and oversight on accounting, audit and risk management issues. In the past, he has served on the Government Relations Committee for the IIA Toronto Chapter and the Education Committee for IIA Canada.