Candace Surette, Crowe MacKay's Director of Quality

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| 1/30/2019
Candace Surrette Director of Quality

Crowe MacKay LLP is pleased to announce Candace Surette, CPA, CA, as the Director of Quality. The Director of Quality role is a new position in Crowe MacKay and its introduction demonstrates the firm's focus on quality. This role will support the CEO and Standards Officer in leading Crowe MacKay's culture of excellence in quality assurance and ethics through the firm's system of quality control.

Candace has been a key member of the Kelowna office as a Senior Manager specializing in Quality Control and Standards. Candace brings extensive experience to her new role from supporting the Kelowna office's quality control processes and systems. This includes liaising with CPABC's 2017 practice inspection to performing quality control reviews of medium to high-risk assurance engagements, to supporting the office's CSRE 2400 standards transition in 2018.

For Candace, this career milestone can be attributed to the passion she brings to her role at Crowe MacKay, "I continually choose Crowe MacKay for my career because it’s a firm that I can recommend to my friends and family for its excellent, high quality, service.  That quality comes from people and the choices they make every day." The role of the Director of Quality aligns with Candace's values as a leader, "I’m passionate about taking on the role of Director of Quality as it gives me the opportunity to support the daily choices people make to provide service I (and our firm) can be proud of."

As the Director of Quality, Candace will serve as the firm wide technical expert on assurance and accounting matters; develop and source professional education and activities that impact assurance engagement quality; perform compliance monitoring to ensure Crowe MacKay's quality control polices and CPA's professional audit and assurance standards are upheld; assist with the application and interpretation of the firm's professional code of conduct; and assist with the development of firm wide resources that support the efficient delivery of assurance engagements.

“The development of this new role further exemplifies the firm’s commitment to continuous improvement. Quality remains at the forefront of everything we do and inspires the confidence of our clients and other stakeholders" adds Todd Freer, Equity Partner and Professional Standards Officer. "The introduction of this position provides an additional layer of leadership designed to enable our professionals to provide outstanding client service while responding to the evolving economic and regulatory environments in which we compete.”

About Crowe MacKay

Crowe MacKay is a vibrant team of Chartered Professional Accountants providing a full range of accounting services for 50 years. With a team of over 300 professionals, spread across eight offices in Western and Northern Canada, Crowe MacKay LLP is built on a foundation of diverse talent. We specialize in a vast number of complex accounting related services and are dedicated to delivering expert advice across a spectrum of industries and organizations. We have the skills to keep your company competitive and profitable.

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