Sophie Lyne Zaretto, CPA, CA, CA•IFA, CFF, MBA
Internal Auditor/l'Autorite des Marches Financiers
Sophie is an internal auditor for a financial institution. She has over 18 years of experience in forensic accounting, accounting, internal audit and advisory services in the public sector, SMEs, and large public and private corporations across a wide range of industries. She has led a number of investigations of fraud and other illegal practices such as misappropriation, kickbacks, conflicts of interest and contract irregularities including overbilling.
She has overseen an ethics and compliance program for companies where required by the market regulator to develop a culture of integrity and compliance to prevent and detect illegal and unethical acts. She has planned and carried out activities to raise awareness to the prevention and detection of fraud and other legal acts. She has assisted legal and judicial authorities in proceedings following forensic investigations.
In internal audit, she has designed and performed procedures to achieve the objectives set for the various annual audit plan engagements. She has noted the strengths and actual or potential consequences of weaknesses observed, identifying the causes, proposing solutions and presenting summarized findings to management.
She has drafted and submitted numerous reports to various levels of management, leveraging her knowledge and technical experience in her role.