Title: IESBA Technical Advisor for Brian Friedrich
Laura Friedrich is a principal of Friedrich & Friedrich corp, a professional research, standards, and education consultancy firm, and has over 20 years’ experience conducting projects worldwide. The firm focuses on building institutional capacity and developing strategic, policy, program, governance, and ethics guidance for established and emerging professional and regulatory organizations. Previous to this, she worked in education for CPA Canada (then CGA Canada) and in the Greater Vancouver assurance practice of KPMG LLP.
Ms. Friedrich is a contributing author on a number of World Bank publications in the area of competency-based education, training, and certification. She has also served as an author, lecturer, and examiner for numerous post-secondary programs in Canada and internationally, and has guided several institutions in developing and implementing ethics training programs. She has led hundreds of professional development sessions in a wide range of topic areas including ethics, governance, information systems, and curriculum development.
Ms. Friedrich has served on the Ethics Committee of CPA BC and continues to serve on its Bylaws Committee – responsible for the ongoing review of regulatory and professional standards in the jurisdiction, including the CPA Code of Professional Conduct. Since 2012, she has served as member of the Public Guardian and Trustee of British Columbia’s Audit Advisory Committee.
Ms. Friedrich holds a Master of Science in Business Administration (UBC) and is designated as a Certified Internal Auditor (Institute of Internal Auditors). She became a Canadian CPA in 2001, was awarded fellowship in 2011, and was granted life membership in 2014 for her service to the profession in education, ethics, and regulation.