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 LLP

Serving Northern and Western Canada for over 50 years, Crowe MacKay LLP is one of the leading accounting and advisory firms in the country. With a team of 400 across nine offices, we are a vibrant team of trusted advisors. We believe strong relationships are the cornerstone to success and strive to create innovative solutions for our clients in both private and public sectors. We have a passion for quality in the services we deliver to our community and clients from a wide range of industries. A firm focused on people first, Crowe MacKay’s corporate culture is built on maximizing potential for clients and staff. Our belief is that we are truly our best when we invest in our people and communities. Committed to showing we care about the people we serve through our work and actions, we strive to make a difference in the regions we serve.

About Crowe Global

Ranked the eighth largest accounting network in the world, Crowe Global has over 200 independent accounting and advisory firms in 130 countries. For over 100 years, Crowe has made smart decisions for multinational clients working across borders. Our leaders work with governments, regulatory bodies, and industry groups to shape the future of the profession worldwide. Their exceptional knowledge of business, local laws, and customs provide lasting value to clients undertaking international projects. At Crowe, the professionals all share one commitment, to deliver excellence.