CS Financial Forensics
Specializing in Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support
Matrimonial Asset Tracing
Fraud & Employee Theft
Expert Witness Testimony
Shareholder, Trust and Commercial Disputes
Reconstruction of Accounting Records
About Cheryl Shearer CPA, CA, CFF, CFE
Cheryl Shearer is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and holds the Certified in Financial Forensics and Certified Fraud Examiner designations. Prior to establishing CS Financial Forensics Inc., Cheryl practiced for 15 years with Blair Mackay Mynett Valuations Inc.
Cheryl has conducted investigations into allegations of fraud, misappropriation of trust funds, employee theft, shareholder disputes, money laundering, and securities violations and has reconstructed corporate accounting records leading to asset recoveries. She has performed numerous asset tracing assignments relating to undisclosed assets and the division of assets in matrimonial disputes.
Cheryl has assisted in criminal investigations and produced forensic accounting reports for evidentiary purposes working with the Vancouver Police Department and the RCMP.
Prior to joining Blair Mackay Mynett Valuations Inc., Cheryl worked with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC as an ethics investigator where she investigated matters related to allegations of professional misconduct.
Cheryl has given expert witness testimony in the Supreme Court of BC and at the Institute of Chartered Accountants Discipline Tribunal. She also acts in an advisory role assisting legal counsel in preparing for examinations for discovery, preparing financial analysis to assist counsel’s understanding of financial matters and in the preparation of affidavit material and hearings briefs.
Cheryl spent four years as the Corporate Controller for a publicly-traded company where she was responsible for all internal accounting and external financial reporting. Cheryl has performed numerous consulting assignments, including reviewing companies’ internal controls and providing recommendations on how to safeguard assets.
Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant (1983)
University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada