Brad Owen

Partner-in-Charge, Department of Professional Practice, Assurance & Financial Reporting

KPMG in Canada

Brad is an Audit Partner and is currently the Partner-in-Charge of the Department of Professional Practice. Brad is also the former Chair of the Board of Directors of KPMG in Canada, having served in that role from 2017-2020. Brad was previously the Business Unit Professional Practice Partner for the Greater Toronto Area from 2010 to 2017.

As the Partner-in-Charge of the Department of Professional Practice, Assurance & Financial Reporting, Brad has the overall responsibility for the interpretation and implementation of accounting standards, audit standards, and related regulatory practice matters by the firm; in accordance with its system of quality management.

Brad acts as Lead Audit Engagement Partner or Engagement Quality Control Reviewing Partner for some of KPMG’s largest Canadian and multinational clients in various sectors including Retail, Financial Services, Technology, Media and Telecommunications.

Brad is an accredited Securities Partner and a SEC Reviewing Partner and has led several US and Canadian equity and debt offerings and prospectuses, including several initial public offerings. In addition, he is a member of the Canadian Securities Administrators’ Financial Reporting Advisory Council.

Brad is experienced in US GAAP, IFRS, OSC and SEC financial reporting matters.

  • B. Comm., University of Toronto

  • CPA, CA (Ontario)

  • CPA (Illinois)

  • United Way – GTA – Major Individual Gifts Campaign