Yves Nadeau

CPA auditor, CA, CPA (Illinois), CRMA, CFE



Phone: 514.934.3523
Address: 1981 McGill College, 11th Floor
Montréal, QC H3A 0G6


Audit and Assurance, Financial Reporting Advisory Services, Risk, Performance and Technology Services

Yves Nadeau has been an expert advisor in project planning and risk management for more than 25 years, including 15 as partner, serving a clientele composed mainly of public and private corporations of all sizes and Crown corporations. He is a highly valued business partner for the boards of directors, audit committees and senior management of his vast clientele, and makes a very active contribution to risk management (involved in writing articles, facilitating round tables and giving conferences and training, etc.), in addition to always remaining abreast of best practices and various risk management reference frameworks. Clients appreciate his entrepreneurial style, which allows him to set the right tone to carry out his various engagements, for which he actively coordinates activities. Yves uses various expertise (corporate governance, strategic planning, risk management, information technology, etc.), an ability that he developed after serving clients in a variety of industries over the years. Before joining the firm, Yves filled various executive positions for a number of years and was a partner in internationally renowned firms.

Yves is the partner in charge of a team of some 25 professionals within the firm’s national Risk, Performance, and Technology Advisory Services division. He has also been the Richter’s Assurance Division practice leader since 2012. Yves advises his clients regarding project planning, enterprise risk management and internal audit issues, and plays an active role in the engagements under his responsibility. Among other things, he puts in place effective risk management programs and develops systems and practices aimed at mitigating risks, either via prevention or timely intervention. Yves assists enterprises in implementing internal audit methodologies and processes in accordance with a risk-based approach and plays a role in improving the performance of the internal audit function.

Areas of Expertise

  • Risk management
  • Project planning
  • Corporate governance
  • Information technology
  • Internal audit

  • Corporate financing and acquisitions
  • Business process improvement
  • Performance improvement
  • Forensic accounting

Academic Background

  • Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), 2012
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), 2012
  • CPA (Illinois), 2011
  • Chartered Public Accountant (CPA), 2001
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA auditor, CA), 1988
  • B.B.A., HEC Montréal, 1986

Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors of Richter since 2013
  • Board of Directors of the Institute of Internal Auditors – Montréal, Chapter (IIA Montreal) since 2009
  • Board of Directors of the Fondation Eulalie-Durocher - Member since 2008
  • Board of Directors of Réseau HEC Montréal - Member, 2005 – 2008
  • Board of Directors of the HEC Montréal Foundation - Member, 2005 – 2008
  • Board of Directors of the Junior Achievement Quebec - Member, 2000 – 2005

Public Recognition

  • Lecturer. Passport 2013 Program (IIA Montréal training activities), 2013
  • Lecturer. “Forum des responsables de la vérification interne,” Conference on fraud risk, December 2012
  • Lecturer. Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), National Conference, Montréal, September 2012
  • Author. “Cinq pratiques pour favoriser l’esprit entrepreneurial,” Génération INC., June 2012
  • Conferences on fraud risk in collaboration with IIA Montréal, 2011 and 2012
  • Author. “Gestion de projets : pratiques incontournables,” Génération Inc, November 2011
  • Author. “No quick fix,” CAmagazine, April 2011
  • Lecturer. Passport 2011 Program (IVIM training activities), 2011
  • Quoted in an article by Martine Letarte, “Gestion des risques en temps de crise – Une affaire capitale,” La Presse (Affaires), September 2009
  • Lecturer. Conference on enterprise risk management in partnership with IVIM.avec l’IVIM), June 2007
  • Author. “Le plan stratégique en audit interne,” CAmagazine, Author. “The right approach,” CAmagazine
  • Author. “La vérification interne et le développement durable : du concept à la réalisation,” CAmagazine
  • Author. “A holistic view,” CAmagazine
  • Author. “Safe virtual environments – A risk-based approach to access and identity management can lessen the impact of potentially detrimental situations,” CAmagazine
  • Author. “Planning for the aftermath,” CAmagazine
  • Author. “Cloud computing,” CAmagazine
  • Author. “No easy task,” CAmagazine
  • Author. “Transparency and accountability,” CAmagazine
  • Author. “Improving the processes,” CAmagazine
  • Author. “Strategic actions,” CAmagazine
  • Author. “The front line,” CAmagazine
  • Author. “Role reversal,” CAmagazine
  • Author. “Optimizing internal audit,” CAmagazine
  • Author. “Value-for-money auditing,” CAmagazine
  • Author. “Rotation of controls,” CAmagazine
  • Author. “A critical function,” CAmagazine
  • Editor of the Assurance, Internal audit and Risk management column of CAmagazine