Assurance Partner, Retail & Consumer, PwC Canada
Sonia Boisvert is a partner and Assurance leader at PwC Canada's Montreal office, as well as a member of the Canadian firm's Assurance leadership group. She is a member of PwC's Quebec leadership group, which is in charge of strategic decision making for the province.
Sonia has more than 25 years of auditing, assurance and internal control experience, as well as extensive experience with companies operating in the retail, consumer goods, engineering and construction sectors. She has in-depth knowledge of international financial reporting standards (IFRS).
In the course of her career with PwC, Sonia has delivered certification services to medium and large-sized public and private companies, many of which are SEC-listed companies. She has led audit engagements around the world, including companies with major national and international operations (Canada, US and Europe) subject to stringent financial reporting requirements. Her career path has included making major decisions on behalf of complex corporations with multiple establishments worldwide, as well as marshalling and directing resources in various fields of expertise within PwC's global network. She has assisted numerous companies that rely on acquisitions to achieve international growth.
Sonia is also a member of the Private Company Services team and leads the Family Inc. initiative (launched by PwC Montreal), which addresses the needs of family-run companies drawing on various different experiences.
Solution-oriented and open-minded, Sonia plays the role of strategic advisor to her clients. The solid links she has forged with them are a tribute to her listening skills and her ability to manage complex issues.
As part of her community involvement, Sonia serves on the board of Fondation Jeunes en Tête (providing mental health services to adolescents) and has been an organizing committee member for the Business Transfer Awards since 2011. She also serves on the boards of PwC Canada and Quebec's Chartered Professional Accountants (OCAQ).
Sonia joined PwC in 1993, obtained her CA designation in 1995 and was named partner in 2004. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration/accounting from the University of Sherbrooke. Among her achievements, she placed first on the Chartered Accountants' Uniform Final Examination in Quebec and won the University of Sherbrooke School of Management's Junior Business Leader award in 2016. In 2017, she received the prestigious title of Fellow for her contributions to the accounting profession.