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Value of Audit in Canada 

Economia Value of Audit Roundtable Series


The pressing issues facing the audit model and profession are explored in the Value of Audit: shaping the future of corporate reporting [PDF 400Kb], a series of candid, personal interviews with KPMG audit leaders from around the world. We are now taking our opinions forward through a global series of roundtable discussions with investors, regulators, and audit committee members.


KPMG in Canada will host the next roundtable in Toronto on October 2, 2014. In attendance will be representatives from key audit stakeholder groups and focus on issues relevant to audit in Canada. The roundtable will be hosted by John Gordon, Canadian Managing Partner, Audit and the discussion will be moderated once again by Richard Cree, economia.


Follow the discussion @economiamag or @KPMG #valueofaudit and stay with KPMG in Canada as we continue to post content and videos on this important conversation.

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Audit has proved its worth over the years, to investors and companies alike. But as the events of the last decade have shown, it’s time for change – for a revolution in audit thinking and execution. Business has changed, shareholder needs have evolved, and audit needs to keep up. That’s why we created this project.

Value of Audit in Canada


When we started thinking about the future of audit, we wanted to find out where we are now: whether lead partners from KPMG member firms in different regions thought there was value in audit today, and if so, what this value is. But more importantly, we wanted their ideas on audit’s current weaknesses and on how we, as a profession, can address these to make the audit more relevant to 21st century business.


John A. Gordon

John A. Gordon

Canadian Managing Partner, Audit



“Financial statements are like looking in the rear view mirror of a car. It can be interesting to learn about a place you’re never going to see again. But it’s not so relevant to where you are going.”


John’s candid interview.


Audit Point of View

Audit Point of View


Shaping the future of audit in Canada