Edward Olson, CPA, CA, CIA

Edward Olson

Edward Olson , CPA, CA, CIA

Leader, Environmental Social & Governance and Regional Leader, Enterprise Risk Services

Edward Olson is a Regional Leader with MNP’s Enterprise Risk Services (ERS) practice and Leader of the Firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practice in Kelowna, B.C. With more than two decades of Canadian and international experience in both public practice and industry, Edward delivers practical and meaningful business advice to clients in the private and public sectors alike.

Edward helps his clients with environmental, social and governance sustainability awareness and adoption, including identification, measurement, management and reporting of financially material issues. He also provides enterprise risk management, internal audit, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, process efficiency, performance improvement and value for money audits. This includes identifying barriers to success, opportunities for value generation, and understanding the underlying business processes and controls necessary to ensure that organizations achieve their strategic priorities.

Edward works directly with executive leadership teams, boards, internal audit and compliance departments as well as industry regulators. He has deep industry experience in utilities, financial services, educational services, the public sector and government and government agencies.

Edward earned a Bachelor of Commerce (BComm Co-op) in accounting from the University of Alberta in 1998. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Accountant (CA) in Alberta, B.C. and Saskatchewan. Edward is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE).


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