The OPA is pleased to announce that it has contracted the services of Sharada Narain, CPA to provide guidance to the OPA and its Paralegal members on the maintenance of books and records to insure compliance with the requirements of Law Society of Ontario. As members of the OPA you are encouraged to make use of this valuable new resource.
Sharada is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), also qualified as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and is also Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). Sharada worked for the Law Society of Ontario for over 17 years in positions that required her to assess compliance with the Law Society’s Rules, By-Laws, regulations and legislation.
Members of the OPA are encouraged to call in directly to (416)540-3107 for up to 30 minutes of free consultation.
Non-members may also call in, however, a fee will be applied.
Available Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sharada Narain is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and also certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). She holds a B.A. from University of Toronto, with a major in Economics. She has over 25 years’ experience conducting audits in regulatory environments including the Law Society of Ontario (“LSO”), (17 years) and the Ontario Provincial government. Within the LSO, she worked as an auditor in the Spot Audit Department and assessed the books and records of lawyers and law firms. With the LSO’s Trustee Services, as a Forensic Auditor, she assessed the books and records of lawyers and paralegals. In Investigations she worked as a Forensic Auditor where she provided analysis and guidance which lead to remedial actions in accordance with specific governing legislation and regulations. She was entrusted with highly-sensitive and high-profile cases where confidentiality and integrity were paramount.
Sharada Narain has a set of fundamental beliefs by which she conducts her life both personally and professionally. Humility, honesty, spirituality and respect influence her daily actions. She is very community minded which as well aligns with her mantra of “doing good” and “giving back” which is reflected in her volunteering activities.
She also holds education in high regard, and for many years, she was the Co-Chair of the Education Committee for the Toronto chapter of Certified General Accountants (CGA) of Ontario. In addition, she organized book drives for the rural libraries in Guyana and Vietnam, chaired United Way and Federated Health campaigns, organised fund-raising events for the Island Public Natural Science School, and regularly collects linens to be donated to the Toronto Humane Society.
She is known for her love of owls, but is crazy about cats.