Week 2023


Patrick Byrne

Partner, Finance Transformation, PwC Canada

November 23, 2023 | 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Keynote: Empowering Financial Transparency: Enabling Government Organizations with Modern SaaS Solutions

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Patrick is a Partner in PwC’s Finance Transformation practice within Consulting. He has over 15 years of experience providing advisory and assurance services to companies in both the public and private sectors across the Americas.

Patrick works with clients to identify and implement practical solutions to enhance the Finance function by bringing innovative and compelling propositions. His focus is to increase the strategic value of Finance to an organization by clearly understanding the requirements of key stakeholders and aligning the journey to a modern Finance operating model. He has been primarily engaged with companies in the insurance, mining, real estate, healthcare and public sector (ministries, agencies and crown corps) industries.

He has extensive knowledge and experience in Finance Strategy & Transformation, Target Operating Models, End-to-End Process Reengineering, Performance & Management Reporting, Budgeting & Forecasting, and Financial Reporting. Patrick has also led internal controls and compliance programs (NI 52-109 and SOx) for various organizations.

Patrick is an effective and motivating team leader with excellent managerial, analytical and communication skills, and a deep knowledge of the Finance function. He is also fully fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and has an advanced knowledge of French.

In addition to his responsibilities with PwC, Patrick is an avid soccer and hockey player, supporting both his kids through coaching. He is a graduate of McMaster University with a Hons. B. Comm with a minor in Economics. He is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).

Patrick Byrne