Patricia Harris

Patricia Harris
FIRM:
Fuller Landau LLP
POSITION:
Partner
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
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Patricia Harris is partner with Fuller Landau LLP Chartered Accountants in Toronto, practising in the areas of business valuation, damages quantification and forensic accounting investigations.

Her education includes a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1993, Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training in 2011, and a University of Toronto diploma in investigative and forensic accounting in 2012.

Ms. Harris became a member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario – Designated Specialist in Investigative and Forensic Accounting in 2014.

She is also a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators, is a candidate member of the American Society of Appraisers and affiliate member of the Canadian Association of Women in Construction.

Ms. Harris specializes in business valuations for transactions, litigation, tax, estate planning, loss of profits quantification, and shareholder disputes.

Patricia Harris Posts

An ounce of prevention could save your business: Harris

It’s important for companies to assess their level of exposure to fraudulent activities that, left unchecked, could devastate your business, says forensic accountant and chartered business valuator Patricia Harris. Read more

Top reasons why family businesses need a succession blueprint

A succession plan should be included in the overall planning strategy for the financial well-being of privately held real estate and construction businesses, says forensic accountant and chartered business valuator Patricia Harris. Read more

'Moving parts' can result in different business valuations

A thorough business valuation may not be straightforward and two equally qualified valuators can, and often do, reach varying conclusions, says forensic accountant and chartered business valuator Patricia Harris. Read more

Take action if wrongdoing is suspected within your business

Initiating a forensic accounting investigation is critical for entrepreneurs facing suspicious activity within their business, says forensic accountant and chartered business valuator Patricia Harris. Read more

Having professional support key in shareholders disputes

Having an experienced accounting team in your corner can make a big difference in a shareholder dispute, Toronto forensic accountant and chartered business valuator Patricia Harris tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Groupthink and financial statement fraud

In part two of a four-part series, Toronto forensic accountant and chartered business valuator Patricia Harris explores groupthink in the context of financial statement fraud. Read more

Mindset and motivation for fraud: understanding groupthink

In part one of a four-part series, Toronto forensic accountant and chartered business valuator Patricia Harris explores the origins of the groupthink theory. Read more

Is my fellow shareholder misappropriating funds from the business?

A shareholder who is a non-operating silent investor who suspects that an operating shareholder is siphoning money must tread carefully to ensure the ongoing viability of the business, says Toronto forensic accountant and chartered business valuator Patricia Harris . Read more

Valuation opinions may differ in shareholder disputes

It’s not unusual for Chartered Business Valuators (CBVs) to have differing opinions of value in shareholder disputes, says Toronto forensic accountant and CBV Patricia Harris . Read more

Client retention key to value for professional services firms

Retaining clients is crucial for accounting and law firms — so a client electing not to return to the firm if the business is sold would ultimately have a significant impact on its value, Toronto forensic accountant and chartered business valuator Patricia Harris tells Succession Planning , a special supplement published by The Bottom Line and Lawyers Weekly. Read more

Are you ready for the new code of ethics bidding requirements?

By Patricia Harris . As a construction company that actively bids and works on larger infrastructure projects, you will likely be required to provide a signed certification in response to future Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) to confirm that you have effective policies in place regarding conflicts of interest [1] and ethical [2] bidding practices. Read more

Successful business sale requires planning

When selling a business, preparation is key — which includes streamlining your physical office space, putting the books in order and securing relationships with management personnel, key suppliers and customers, Toronto forensic accountant and chartered business valuator Patricia Harris tells Succession Planning , a special supplement published by The Bottom Line and Lawyers Weekly. Read more

Inadvisable to cull client list before selling business

Although some say it is a good idea to clean up your client list prior to listing your business for sale, a wholesale cleanup is likely to raise red flags for potential purchasers, says Toronto forensic accountant and chartered business valuator Patricia Harris. Read more

Ask questions before hiring business valuator for divorce

Before hiring a valuation expert or forensic accountant in the course of divorce proceedings, spouses should ask key questions and discuss specifics up front, to ensure the process runs smoothly for all parties, says Toronto forensic accountant and chartered business valuator Patricia Harris. Read more

Fraud risk increases when one employee controls finances

Recent reports alleging that an accountant defrauded a Toronto-area company of more than $1 million highlight the risks of granting financial authority to one employee without sufficient oversight, says Toronto forensic accountant Patricia Harris . Read more