Collaboration between PKF Canada and USA on Risk Advisory Services. What can we offer you?


Collaboration between PKF Canada and USA on Risk Advisory Services. What can we offer you?

pkf antares and oconnor

North American Risk Advisory Services

Our Risk Advisory Services Group can help navigate you through the challenges surrounding governance, risk and compliance. Our team is comprised of highly trained professionals who possess extensive business and industry expertise, technical acumen, and the ability to identify and apply best practices. We combine process and system benchmarking experience with organizational knowledge.
Companies are facing increased challenges regarding transparency, regulations and recalibration of risk management. With increased pressures from stakeholders and regulators, management must address these challenges while creating opportunities and delivering real value to their business.

With offices located in key U.S. and Canadian markets, including Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ontario and Alberta, our Risk Advisory professionals offer clients local perspective and global reach. We provide value-added and results-oriented advisory services to clients across various industries, including strategy, operations, technology, risk, compliance and investigations.

Internal Audit

  • Provide co-sourced or outsourced internal audit services
  • Perform highly specialized technology or industry specific audits
  • Provide quality assessment reviews based on the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
  • Internal Audit Maturity Assessment

Service Organization Control (SOC) Reporting

  • Provide SOC Readiness Diagnostics in order to assist a service provider in identifying control gaps and reengineering control design
  • Perform SOC 1, 2 and 3 attestation engagements


  • Cybersecurity program review
  • DMZ or network architecture review/firewall, router and switches hardening review
  • Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) Services
  • IT security vulnerability assessments and penetration testing (network and web application)
  • General source code review
  • Social engineering (includes phishing) training

Innovation Solutions

  • Implement data risk management (includes using AI solutions)
  • Implement or audit Robotic Process Automation
  • Perform operational and organizational reviews

Risk Management

  • Lead or assist in a fraud risk assessment
  • Develop enterprise risk management processes, procedures, roles, responsibilities, tools and templates
  • Third-party risk, social media and cloud risk assessments
  • Conduct strategic level risk assessment (workshops, event inventory, risk ranking)
  • Assessment of Board effectiveness and gap analysis
  • Assist clients to establish compliance programs, transfer knowledge and provide training to support a successful SOX 404 compliance program
  • Perform SOX Testing

Regulatory Compliance

  • Review and advise regarding regulatory, compliance and operational enterprise risk management
  • Perform financial services compliance reviews
  • Perform data privacy reviews (CCPA, GDPR)

Contact Us

PKF O’Connor Davies (USA)
Mark Bednarz, CPA, CISA, CFE, CDPSE
Risk Advisory Practice Lead and Partner
Larry Baye, CISA

PKF Antares (Canada)
Erkin Atakhanov
Managing Director

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