Chris D. Cornell | KPMG | CA
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Chris D. Cornell

Partner, Audit

KPMG in Canada

Chris is a Partner in the Financial Services Audit practice at KPMG with over 14 years’ experience and specializing in the financial services sector. Chris has worked extensively with financial services clients here in Canada and abroad, including a secondment to KPMG’s office in London, UK. Chris is the National Industry Leader for KPMG’s Canadian Investment Dealer Practice.

Chris provides audit and assurance services to financial institutions and companies serving financial institutions.  He has experience and familiarity with the business and operating landscape financial institutions operate in, as well as, the evolving regulatory framework and markets.  Chris has extensive experience in the banking, wealth management, investment banking and brokerage, and funds (alternative and mutual funds) industries both her in Canada and globally.

Chris has led some of our largest internal control audits and presented to Senior Management and Boards on effective use of internal controls.  He also has widespread experience as a project manager in transitioning new clients to KPMG including investment banking and brokerage, asset management companies and trust companies.

Chris is a member of the Board of Governors for Junior Achievement of Central Ontario

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honors), Wilfrid Laurier University


  • CPA, CA

  • Financial Statement Auditing


  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

  • Internal Control Audit and Advisory Services

Community Involvement

  • Member, JDRF Ride for Juvenile Diabetes Research

  • Member, Success Beyond Limits non-profit supporting at risk youth

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