Suzanne is a Director at MDD Forensic Accountants’ Edmonton Office. She has worked throughout Alberta and British Columbia and led the Forensic practice in British Columbia for the last decade as a partner at her former practice, a big four global accounting firm.
With over 20 years of experience in forensic accounting, her expertise includes investigations, fraud risk management, quantifying economic losses, and providing dispute advisory services.
Suzanne’s key practice areas are investigating fraud, economic crimes, and allegations of corporate misconduct, including allegations of fraudulent financial reporting, misappropriation of corporate assets and opportunities, breach of fiduciary duties, secret commissions, conflicts of interest, and foreign bribery and corruption. She also applies her investigative mindset and analytical skills to assist clients in situations where fraud is not suspected, but an understanding of the facts is required. Examples include vendor contract compliance, transactional due diligence, and regulatory compliance matters. She also draws on her wealth of investigative experience to advise on anti-fraud programs and controls, fraud risk management, and anti-bribery and corruption programs.
Another critical area of Suzanne’s practice encompasses quantifying economic losses, including litigation arising from breach of contract, tort claims, and other commercial and personal disputes, and for insurance purposes. She is skilled in quantifying losses for personal injury, business interruption, fidelity claims, and property loss. Suzanne has quantified losses and responded to expert reports quantifying damages in various industries, including real estate, financial and professional services, First Nation Bands, hospitality, healthcare, and extractive industries.
Suzanne has been qualified as an expert witness and has provided testimony in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. She has acted as a court-appointed custodian in carrying out Anton Pillar Orders and has been appointed as an inspector to conduct investigations on behalf of a regulator.
Before specializing in forensic accounting, Suzanne performed financial audits for owner-managed businesses, public sector organizations, not-for-profit organizations, and mid-sized public companies.
Suzanne has worked on a broad range of engagements across Canada and on matters in the United States, China, Mexico, and Australia, spanning many industries, including mining, oil and gas, agriculture, retail, hospitality, transportation, and real estate.
Suzanne has delivered presentations on investigations, bribery and corruption, entity-level controls, and anti-fraud programs and controls to the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia, Institute of Internal Auditors, the Alliance for Excellence in Investigative Forensic Accounting, Federated Press, Insight, and Infonex.
She is a graduate of the University of Lethbridge, where she received her Bachelor of Management Degree. She has received specialized training obtained through a Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting from the University of Toronto. Suzanne also holds a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator Designation and is Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.