Marelize Konig

Marelize Konig

National Assurance Innovation & Business Transformation Lead, Partner, PwC Canada

Marelize Konig is an Assurance partner in PwC’s Toronto office and specializes in the energy, utilities, mining and industrial products (EUMI) sector with a focus on listed companies and multinational engagements. Marelize lead the Canadian efforts in the roll out of the EPQ (Engagement Quality and Performance) program in 2016, and as of September 2017 became the National Business Transformation leader for Canada. Marelize is part of PwC Canada’s Assurance Leadership team as of July 2018, and also leads the Transformation efforts for PwC’s Americas region and is a member of the PwC Global Audit Technology Implementation Team. 

Marelize has extensive experience leading complex multinational audit assignments for her clients in Canada, Europe, North and South America. Marelize is an expert in IFRS and also advises her clients on debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisition transactions, governance, risk management and controls assurance. Her clients include public and private companies with both Canadian and global operations. She is a regular speaker at external client events about topical issues ranging from regulatory accounting and reporting matters, new accounting standard impacts and industry insights. 

Marelize joined PwC in 2004. She gained her first round of international exposure in 2006 and 2007 when she completed a two-year secondment with our Philadelphia office in the US. During her time there, she served numerous SOX 404 Consumer and Industrial Product clients all over the US. 

Upon returning to South Africa at the end of 2007, Marelize  took on the role of Senior Business Analyst for BHP Billiton’s Energy Coal Division and then as the Group Reporting Manager of Impala Platinum Ltd. Her role included the production and technical review of the company’s annual report, implementation of internal controls over financing reporting processes, and part of a special project team for financial due diligence projects over two significant acquisition targets. The combination of these experiences translates into a special ability to understand companies from both the auditor and company perspectives. This hands-on experience serves her well today in her accounting career, and for the benefit of her clients.

Marelize joined PwC Canada in 2009 and was admitted to partnership in 2015, with both audit and non-audit clients in her portfolio.

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