Jennifer is a partner with Grant Thornton LLP and leads the firm’s National Forensic and Dispute Resolution Advisory practice as well as the Anti-Money Laundering Services practice. Jennifer is a qualified investigative forensic accountant, as well as an anti-money laundering (AML) specialist.
Jennifer has investigated and managed numerous fraud investigations involving both civil and criminal allegations. She has testified in criminal court in relation to cases she worked on when she was hired to work with an RCMP Proceeds of Crime Unit as their in-house forensic accountant. Currently, in addition to investigating fraud, she also works with clients to understand fraud and money laundering risks, to implement strategies to prevent and detect fraud and to comply with government legislation.
Jennifer was awarded the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario’s Award of Distinction in September 2006.
Jennifer herself was the victim of identity theft and this gave her the opportunity to understand the crime from a holistic point of view. With both the victim and investigator perspective, she is able to fully investigate and challenge the current financial system and how organizations within are operating.
In early 2016, Jennifer participated in the first roundtable on fraud and identity theft. Jennifer was selected to sit among a panel of both government and industry experts to have a filmed, in-depth discussion on the subject. The roundtable was facilitated by Kelley Keehn (author, media personality and speaker).