Emily Chee

Emily Chee

Director, Risk and Forensic Services

1100 - 1177 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, British Columbia  V6E 4T5


Emily Chee has over 12 years of experience in IT audit (both general IT controls and IT application controls), internal audit, system implementation reviews, fraud risk assessments, forensic investigations, litigation support, data analytics, database design, and project management.

IT Audit / Internal Audit

  • Performed the general IT controls and IT application controls testing to support the annual financial audit for various clients and industries (health care, utilities, government, financial institutions, logistics, etc.)
  • Assessed the effectiveness of controls over various systems and related processes, including security policies, user access administration (both physical and logical), change management process, daily computer operations, and network monitoring
  • Large multinational franchise - interviewed franchise owners and management regarding payroll, scheduling, and hiring processes.  Reviewed and analyzed overtime and payroll registers to determine if provincial overtime regulations are being complied with.

Governance, Risk, and Compliance

  • Performed a financial risk and control review for a government department over the implementation of a fees and fines tracking and documentation system
  • Assisted with the SAP implementation for a mining company by identifying areas where segregation of duties issue may exist.  Identified the associated transactions, deliver rule sets for segregation, and provide suggestions on what transactions certain roles should be granted permission to

Forensic Investigations / Litigation Support

  • Industrial equipment supplier – conducted configuration review of compensation rules within the payroll system to determine compliance with the collective agreement, analyzed the degree of compensation variance based on the collective agreement clauses and applying logic to worked-time data in the payroll system, and determined the impact as compared to what was paid out versus the analysis performed.
  • Local health authority – conducted interviews with payroll and human resources with respect to compensation process, reviewed and analyzed employment agreements and compensation history to determine compliance with organization’s policies, assessed reasonableness of changes in compensation as compared with employees in similar positions.
  • Mining company – participated in interviews with executives and prepared summaries of key points/observations regarding the expense and reimbursement process.  Responsible for gathering large amounts of expense claim data from various spreadsheets and combining them into a single MS Access database.  Reviewed relevant supporting documentation to assess the existence, nature, and appropriateness of the expenses claimed and reimbursed.
  • First nation - responsible for reviewing and documenting payments made to suspicious vendors and related parties as well as identifying any supporting documentation to support claims made.  Reviewed several years’ worth of documents including contracts and policies as well as bank records.

Data Analytics

  • Local mining company – processed and normalized survey responses to create visuals of individual survey responses from senior management.
  • International financial institution – analyzed client loans and credit data to provide patterns, trends, and insight as to exposure to high risk assets.  In addition, customer profiling and demographic analytics was conducted to determine which industries and regions had the most high-risk accounts.

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC)


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) - Accounting and Management Information Systems, University of British Columbia
  • Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant (CPA, CMA) 
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)

Community Involvement

  • Mentor at multiple local post-secondary institutions (University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University)
  • Treasurer for Law Courts Inn Society
  • AICPA Committees

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