Managing Partner and Business Advisory

Mr. Fernandez is a co-founding partner of the FY Group of companies. In addition to being the firm’s Managing Partner, he is also a member of the Audit team and a Forensic Accountant. His professional formation includes studies in  Science, Finances and Business Management. Jim believes that to become a trusted advisor a professional needs to have the qualifications, experience and character and ethical trademarks of trustworthiness.  

 Jim sits in various Corporate and Not-for-Profit organizations Boards, and has been a member of the CPA-BC Public Practice Committee, and the Independence Task Force constituted by the Public Trust Committee of Canada.  His professional expertise includes assurance services for publicly listed companies and privately held and nonprofit organizations, both locally and offshore. In the area of advisory services, Jim assist organizations on their business internationalization, business succession. In addition, Jim is frequently engaged as an expert witness for claims at the Supreme Court of British Columbia. He is a Licensed Public Practitioner in Ontario and British Columbia and has over 35 years of Practical Experience.

 Jim is a believer of balance in life so out of his busy business life he enjoys family time, travel, cycling (touring) and service projects. He also enjoys studying animal behaviour and communication, geography and history.

Education

• MBA, Brigham Young University
• BSc., Federico Villarreal University
• CPA, Chartered Professional Accountant
• LPA, Licensed Professional Accountant
• CGA, Certified General Accountant
• CFE, Certified Fraud Examiner

Practice Areas

  • Assurance Services
  • Business Internationalization
  • Fraud Examination
  • Business Valuation
  • Independent/Advocate expert witness
  • Damage Quantification
  • Family Business Succession

Areas of Expertise

• Mining Sector
• Professional Associations
• Retirement Homes
• High Net Worth Individuals
• Corporate Internationalization
• Food Processing & Distribution

Languages

• English
• Spanish

Contact

• Linkedin
• vCard