Smedmor & Associates is headed by Charles Smedmor, the Managing Director.
Charles Smedmor is a Canadian Chartered Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner with 15 years of experience in the fields of investigative accounting, due diligence and litigation accounting.
His education includes:
His qualifications include:
After completing his chartered accountancy with Thorne Riddell, a predecessor to KPMG, Charles joined a boutique firm specializing in litigation accounting before rejoining KPMG Peat Marwick. There he was involved in a number of assignments including:
In 1990 he co-ordinated KPMG being engaged by the Government of Romania to find the international assets of the dictator Ceausescu. This assignment led to a number of international assignments including: shareholder dispute (Mexico); investment attraction (Romania); comparison and analysis of economic reforms (Bulgaria and Romania); inward investment (Ukraine).
From 1994 to 1997 Charles was stationed in Romania as Director, Business Consulting and Senior Manager for due diligence and investigative accounting with Price Waterhouse. He managed the needs of major international investors in entering the emerging market in that south-central European nation.
In 1998 he established Charles Smedmor & Associates, now Smedmor & Associates, as specialists in litigation and forensic accounting. Assignments, both in Canada and internationally, have included investigations, due diligence, asset tracing and identification and determination of economic damages.
Charles has testified as an expert witness in the Supreme Court of Ontario and the Ontario General Court.
He has written on the topics of fraud in business, money laundring and due diligence issues relating to the Toronto's proposed olympic bid.
In addition to English, he is fluent in French and has a good knowledge of the Romanian language.