Partner, Deals, PwC Canada
Jonathan Allard is a partner in the Deals practice at PwC Canada. He works in the Forensic Services group at the Montréal office. Throughout his career, he has participated in numerous engagements involving financial investigations, litigation support, quantification of damages in litigation cases or insurance claims and business valuations. Jonathan has also testified as an expert witness at the Superior Court of Québec and on arbitration tribunals on several occasions.
Since he launched his career in the field of forensic accounting, Jonathan has offered various services to legal counsels, acting on behalf of either the plaintiff or the defendant, including participating in the preparation for and attendance at examinations for discovery, gathering and reviewing evidence, participating in the execution of search warrants, interviewing witnesses and suspects, preparing expert reports, testifying as an expert witness, and providing critiques of opposing expert reports.
Jonathan’s name featured on the Honor Roll of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in recognition of his achievement at the Uniform Final Examination. In addition, he received many honours of merit during the course of his academic studies, among others, an Award of Excellence while completing his master’s degree at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Moreover, Jonathan has been awarded a Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting (DIFA) granted by the University of Toronto, and the CA•IFA designation (Investigative and Forensic Accountant). He is also a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). Formerly a partner at Quotient Forensic Accountants, Jonathan joined PwC in 2017 following the alliance between the two firms.
Jonathan has been a frequent speaker on topics related to his field of expertise. He has lectured at various training sessions, in particular for the continuing education programs of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec and the Barreau du Québec. As well, Jonathan has been an Investigative and Forensic Accounting instructor at Université du Québec à Montréal, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. He has authored various articles dealing with matters related to forensic accounting that have been published in trade magazines.