• Vancouver BC
Brian Kwok, CPA, CA

Brian Kwok, CPA, CA

Work History

Work History

KPMG LLP

2013 - Present

Senior Accountant

Notable clients: Coastal Contacts Inc.(TSE: COA-$200M+ revenue), Canadian operations of global electronics company($1-2B revenue), WesternOne Inc.(TSE: WEQ-$350M+ revenue)

  • Review impairment models involving assessment over profitability, and review of inputs/assumptions/formulas made in pro-forma financial statements and cash flow projections utilizing Microsoft Excel's‘ what-if' data analysis tool Identify and provide recommendations to clients to improve financial process deficiencies
  • Lead the development of audit plans to identify and mitigate risks of errors within client financial statements by interviewing management personnel on changes to business practices, accounting policies and operations
  • Lead teams of up to 5 Staff Accountants on 2-4 week engagements to ensure timely completion by creating work allocations and maintaining communication with the team to timely solve any issues
  • Prepare technical accounting memos on business combinations, foreign exchange/cumulative translation adjustments & share based compensation
  • Mentor 3 Staff Accountants on personal growth & professional development
  • Appointed as eAudit champion due to extensive knowledge of the program

Canadian Cancer Society

2013 - Present

Pin Distribution Lead

  • Burnaby Lead a team of 5 volunteers to distribute, service and collect daffodil pin donation boxes from businesses raising $6,000 in 2014

Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants

2014

Marker

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada Uniform Final Examination(UFE) Marker

  • Marked 200+ five hour comprehensive cases over 15 days by providing professional judgement to interpret candidate responses that tested NPV, IRR, PMT & variance analysis, ERP requirements, and technical accounting applications community

KPMG LLP

2011 - 2013

Staff Accountant

  • Prepared and reviewed financial analytics assessing year over year account & ratio variances by incorporating data from business units and entities
  • Efficiently sorted large data sets through the use of filters, formulas(VLOOKUP, SUMIF, COUNTIF, conditional formatting) and pivot tables to identify appropriate accounts for audit sampling
  • Developed advanced knowledge of accounting policies & financial statement accounts by performing audit & review procedures for 15+ clients in industries such as e-commerce, technology, manufacturing and energy

Education

Education

Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC

2009 - 2013

CPA, CA

CA School of Business

Completion of 6 modules incorporating finance, accounting, management strategy, governance strategy and taxation

University of British Columbia

2011

Bachelor of Commerce

  • 2011 Graduation Gala Chairperson ($50,000 budget)
  • 2009 Ignite! Conference Chairperson ($30,000 budget)

Skills

Skills