Elizabeth Alves, CFE, CPA, CA
VP navigates auditing field to find ideal role
It didn’t take long for Elizabeth Alves, CFE, CPA, CA vice president of internal audit at Cogeco Inc., to realize that internal audit was her passion. Beginning her career at ING Canada, Alves honed her skills and moved up through the ranks using her love of identifying fraud and risk to take her where she wanted to be. “I love conducting business process reviews, identifying organizational risks and making value-added recommendations to mitigate risk, and then seeing management implement the recommendations accordingly,” Alves said. “Being viewed as a valued business partner by the organization is a truly satisfying feeling, and the internal audit world provides me with ample opportunities to make a difference in an organization.”
I find it absolutely fascinating to put myself in the place of a fraudster and try to imagine all the possible ways that I could conduct fraud in order to identify fraud exposures.Elizabeth Alves, CFE, CPA, CA
Vice President, Internal Audit
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Reading, gardening, watching movies, working out and any activities with my two boys!
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