Lara is a partner in the National Accounting and Assurance practice of EY in Montreal, and has more than 20 years of experience providing audit and audit-related services to both private and public companies of various sizes. Having spent most of her career in Montreal, she also worked for several years in Silicon Valley, California. She has expertise in assisting clients with complex accounting requirements under various standards (IFRS, U.S. GAAP and ASPE), and has experience with both Canadian and Securities Exchange Commission regulatory requirements. She is also a member of EY’s Global Subject Matter Group for share-based payments. Lara graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1995, and a Graduate Diploma in Accountancy in 1997.