Karen Sawatsky

Karen Sawatsky

Partner, Assurance Services, PwC Canada

Karen Sawatsky is a Partner in the BC Region Assurance practice of PwC, delivering commercially focused services to a wide range of businesses. Karen has worked with a diverse portfolio and currently focuses on working with public and private companies in the consumer, industrial and manufacturing sectors. She also has prior experience working in both the mining and financial services sectors.

Karen has experience advising both private and public companies across a wide variety of audit, taxation and business advisory services. She has also assisted clients involved in significant transactions and resolving complex accounting issues. With her experience and ability to draw upon firm specialists, Karen is a valued resource to clients.

She is also actively involved in practice management through recruiting, staff appraisal, mentoring, business development and Women in Leadership initiatives.

Prior to joining PwC, Karen spent six years working in international development in Eastern Europe on a joint initiative with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Lithuanian government and the DeFehr Foundation. This experience developed her skills in leadership development, process improvement, and non-profit financial reporting.


  • Simon Fraser University