Mary Jane Andrews is the President & CEO of The Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (operating as CBV Institute).
Mary Jane earned her Bachelor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and attained her CA (now CPA) designation in 1976 from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia (now CPA Nova Scotia). Always interested in expanding her skillset and broadening her expertise, she went on to earn the Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) designation in 1988 and was accredited by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (now CPA Canada) as an Investigative Forensic Accountant (IFA) in 2000 (the IFA subsequently transitioned to the CFF). She was awarded a Fellow by CPA Nova Scotia in 1995 and by the CBV Institute in 2010.
The CBV Institute leads the CBV profession – Canada's only designation dedicated to business valuation. CBV Institute is a not for profit valuation professional organization (VPO) incorporated in Canada in 1971. CBV Institute upholds the highest standards of business valuation through education, accreditation and governance of the CBV, for the benefit of the public interest. CBV Institute maintains a mandatory continuing professional development and practice inspection program. CBV Institute sets high quality professional standards in its Practice Standards and Code of Ethics, and maintains a system for disciplining members and students who act in a manner contrary to its Practice Standards and Code of Ethics. CBV Institute is also active within the international business valuation community, through membership and participation on various boards and committees, and continually adapts and evolves the CBV profession to the forefront of business change.
CBV Institute members include over 2,000 highly qualified CBVs across Canada and internationally. There are over 900 candidates enrolled in the program of studies. A Board of Directors comprised of up to 15 directors, of which 12 must be CBVs, governs CBV Institute.
CBV Institute values are expressed in "Everything we say and do is governed by our code of ethics and grounded in the values of integrity and mutual respect, for the benefit of the public interest".
Prior to joining CBV Institute on January 1, 2016, Mary Jane was a Partner with KPMG. Mary Jane has over 35 years of professional experience with specialties in taxation (1978-1994) and business valuation, forensic accounting and advisory services (1995-2015). On her retirement from KPMG in September 2015, she was the Partner-in-Charge of KPMG's Advisory Services practice in Atlantic Canada and was a Senior Vice-President of KPMG Forensic Inc. Mary Jane has extensive experience in business valuation matters including the provision of opinions and reports on the valuation of business interests in a wide number of public companies and private businesses. Mary Jane has given expert evidence in Court cases involving business valuation issues, including the quantification of financial losses.