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Audit & Assurance

To know where you’re going, it’s important to know where you’ve been. Audits and professional assurance services give you a clear picture of your business’s current performance. However, far more than just a “report card”, audit and assurance services can be – and should be – a wellspring of ideas for business owners to improve decision making; reduce waste; tighten controls; shorten payment cycles; and spot challenges or trends before they become significant business disruptions.

Our long history of auditing and assurance experience has always been focused on helping business owners adapt to changing industry trends and government legislation.

Assurance, combined with proactive advisory services, should be an integral part of your roadmap to long-term, sustainable success.  In fact, we often measure the success of one year’s audit by the accomplishments your business achieves in the following year.

A seamless process

We deliver on the promises to the public trust, setting high standards to achieve a quality audit and investing heavily in training and tools, including systems that ensure consistency, objectivity and accountability. Our technology allows us to work efficiently and our paperless process connects your systems with ours, resulting in a speedier, more accurate audit.

Another major asset we count on is experience. Our partners and team members are actively involved and regularly exchange insights and advice with you and your senior team members.

An audit shouldn’t interfere with your business, so early planning and proper staffing are keys to delivering timely results and to avoiding unpleasant surprises. With Richter on your side, an audit becomes an exercise to look forward to, rather than an event to lose sleep over.

Audit – Private companies

An audit is a source of reliable and actionable financial information, and we view the audit process as a vehicle for continuous improvement. It adds credibility to your financial information and also gives you the added value of experienced observations and advice. By carefully examining your most recent results, a quality audit reveals information that can improve your decision-making. We provide timely counsel to business owners and executives with integrity and objectivity.


We provide monitoring of and assistance with implementation of new accounting standards; analysis of the accounting treatments of complex transactions; technical support when converting financial statements to another basis of accounting; and assistance with project management. We can also assist with accounting manual writing, preparation of training material, and training session facilitation.  

Review, Compilations

Assisting you in preparing financial statements, we provide efficient delivery of our services, coupled with honest, open and respectful two-way dialogue regarding the financial results of your company, and our recommendations for potential improvements. We process and deliver draft and final financial statement packages based on your readiness, and government filing requirements.

Financial Reporting

We provide assistance with the structure and content of financial records (financial statements, MD&A, annual report) preparation of financial records and reporting; optimization of the financial close process; and continuous disclosure requirements under securities regulations. Our team also includes experienced professionals specializing in accounting standards (IFRS, Canadian and U.S. GAAP, ASPE).

Compliance and Reporting

Our team applies a structured, collaborative approach during audits by tax authorities. We have tools that delineate the audit scope while fostering an efficient exchange of information between you and the tax auditor. The tools we have developed facilitate audit processes and help identify specifically how much progress has been made. By ensuring that information is shared and discussed in a timely manner, we help you avoid unnecessary disagreements and costly delays.

Our team can help you manage your audits and oversee the implementation of a method tailored to your particular situation in order to minimize the resources committed to these audits.

Meet our experts

The people behind the expertise.

Jordan Gould

With over 25 years of experience, Jordan takes pride in forging close relationships with his clients that are rooted first and foremost in trust, respect and understanding.

Michael Dube

Michael Dube knows how to build meaningful relationships with business owners and key decision makers. With an easy-going nature, Michael is relied upon to deliver efficiency, honesty and thoroughness with every mandate.

Audrey Mercier

CPA auditor, CA, CFE, CFF, CBV
Audrey has extensive knowledge of Canadian, US and international accounting standards.

Fred Fuchs

Utterly reliable and supportive, Fred has been managing complex mandates and working with international clients for years.

Giovanni Di Maria

CPA auditor, CA
Giovanni has acquired over 20 years of expertise advising companies in a vast array of industries.

Harvey Sands

Harvey Sands is a senior client consultant and the Practice Leader for Richter’s Indigenous Advisory services.

Harvey Zalcman

Harvey has over 30 years of experience as a business advisor, providing assurance services to a diverse entrepreneurial clientele primarily in the technology, manufacturing, service and distribution sectors.

Jean Desrochers

CPA auditor, CA
An expert in consulting and certification for over 15 years, Jean is a business partner recognized for his versatility and contagious energy.

John Charalampopoulos

John has extensive experience advising a wide range of entrepreneurial clients.

Marie-Claude Frigon

Marie-Claude certainly has a solid background, particularly in the retail, innovation and technology, and manufacturing and publishing sectors.

Massimo Cecere

Massimo is an expert advisor in business strategy, risk management, governance, CFO advisory and internal audit.

Michael Szirt

This sought after professional has over 25 years of experience in both professional services and industry. Michael has been an auditor and strategic advisor to companies in technology variety of sectors.

Michel Reinhardt

CPA auditor, CA
Michel is someone who likes people and who in turn, is liked by just about everyone who meets him.

Philip Lichtsztral

CPA auditor, CA
An expert in retail and a general fan of fashion, Phil is one of the few people in the firm who can pull off matching baby blue with yellow.

Scott Binns

‘Unique’ is a term often used in relation to Scott. Easy going, personable, and knowledgeable, he is a captivating public speaker and a driven professional.

Shawn Rozansky

CPA auditor, CA
Shawn is a truly pleasant and persuasive individual - but don't let his affable nature fool you into thinking he’s a pushover - he will challenge you until he is sure that every angle of every problem has been thoroughly considered.

Stéphane Marcassa

LL. B., D.E.S.S. Fisc.
Stéphane Marcassa has more than 20 years’ experience in advising clients on the complex commodity taxes subject matter.

Stéphanie Lincourt

CPA auditor, CA
With her 15 years of assurance experience, Stephanie has developed particular expertise in the real estate and automobile sectors which she uses to the advantage of her entrepreneurial clients.

Vanessa Velentzas

CPA auditor, CA
A big-picture thinker who is well known at Richter for her analytical, organized and detail-oriented thinking, Vanessa Velentzas is calm under pressure, resourceful, and has the kind of work ethic that makes her a favourite with clients. While she is a perfectionist, she is also witty and sociable, so working with her is always an agreeable experience.

Yves Nadeau

CPA auditor, CA, CRMA, CFE
An expert advisor recognized by boards of directors, audit committees and senior management, Yves advises his clients on strategic planning, corporate governance, risk management and internal auditing.
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A holistic approach

focused on you

Whether for business or personal; with one challenge or our full suite of services, Richter’s approach is always strategic, insightful and all-encompassing. Guided by our values and rooted in trust, we’ve helped clients thrive for over 90 years.