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Julie Pepin

Julie Pepin

Partner, IARCS

KPMG in Canada

Julie Pépin is an advisory services partner in KPMG’s internal audit, risk and compliance services (IARCS) practice. She initially spent 17 years with KPMG, providing external audit and advisory services to the firm’s clients. Her career path then led her to assume the position of Vice-President, Internal Audit within a large Québec-based financial institution. She is now back in KPMG’s Montréal office. 

Julie thrives on complex projects and has the ability to bring cultural change initiatives to fruition. In addition to leading internal audit teams, she has spearheaded efforts to modernize the firm’s services as well as develop work methodologies and quality assurance programs and has orchestrated innovative continuous oversight projects.

She has also supervised internal audit mandates, including those focussing on the governance process, information technology, compliance, the finance function, operating risks, business strategy, human resources management, incentive compensation, and communications. Julie has an impressive toolbox for internal audit, risk management, governance, forensic accounting and anti-money laundering services. 

Her strategic thinking and ability to grasp the essentials of a process as well as her cross-functional impact within the organization contribute to her success.

Areas of expertise
Board governance Corporate Governance Financial Services Fraud Governance, risk and compliance integrated assurance Internal audit Internal controls weakness Litigation
Education and qualifications
  • Bachelor of Accounting, Université du Québec à Montréal

  • Member of the Québec CPA Order (CPA)

  • Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Investigators (CFI)

  • Former member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (“CBV”)

Community Involvement
  • Board member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA Montréal) –Montréal Chapter and strategic sub-committee

  • Board member of the Association of Québec Women in Finance and co-Chair of the Audit Committee

  • Board member and treasurer of Danse Danse - 2001 to 2011