Filomena is an Assurance & Advisory Partner at BGD. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 20 years’ experience, servicing clients across a range of industries, such as consumer packaged foods, construction & real estate, manufacturing, mining, retail and professionals.

Her diversified and extensive experience includes leading projects at a national Canadian grocery and retail chain in the implementation of SAP, business processes, internal controls and procedures and advisory services to a variety of businesses.

Filomena is an active member of the Toronto and Mississauga Board of Trade, the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Portuguese-Canadian Business Professionals and Women in Mining Association.

Area of Expertise:

  • Corporate Reporting
  • Audits & Reviews
  • Internal Control Assessments
  • Performance Measurements
  • Financial Projections and Forecasts

Industry Experience:

  • Engineering & Construction
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Mining & Metals
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurant and Food Services


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