Paula Presta | KPMG | CA
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Paula Presta

Partner, Audit

KPMG in Canada

Paula is a Partner with KPMG's office in Kamloops, providing business and taxation services to small to medium size businesses. She has considerable experience having worked with KPMG in Vancouver, BC and London, UK specializing in the retail, entertainment, and communication industries. On an ongoing basis she performs financial statement reviews of KPMG Kamloops’ higher risk audit and review engagement clients and she acts as a technical resource for audit methodology and technical accounting issues within the Kamloops office. She has delivered numerous internal and external training sessions on technical accounting issues, audit methodology, and risk assessment and strategy. Through her role as a technical and risk management partner, Paula has built significant experience in audit methodology and technical accounting principles including International Financial Reporting Standards, Public Sector Accounting Standards, and Accounting Standards for Private Entities. Paula currently serves as Board Member for the United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo, Member of Daybreak Rotary, Co-Treasurer for Ribfest, and is the past President for Venture Kamloops.

Areas of expertise

Accounting standards Adoption of IFRS Assurance Audit Financial Management Financial restatement Planning, budgeting, and forecasting Private company audit Public Policy and Regulatory Change

Education and qualifications

  • B.Comm, University of Victoria


  • CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia

  • Financial Statement Auditing

  • Private Business GAAP

  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

  • General Corporate and Personal Tax Advisory

Community Involvement

  • Treasurer, Venture Kamloops

  • Chair-Fundraising Committee and Member, Daybreak Rotary

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