Zarina Bhambhani

Regional Managing Partner

KPMG in Canada

Zarina is the Regional Managing Partner of our Regions West practice, leading our client service and market development activities across the region’s nine offices. 

Zarina serves as an Audit Partner in KPMG’s Edmonton office and has previous experience working in KPMG’s offices in Calgary and New York. Clients characterize Zarina as being accessible, pragmatic, and knowledgeable. She is known for her hands-on approach with clients and her teams. She possesses a strong knowledge of corporate governance and works directly with the executive teams, audit committees, and boards of directors at several large organizations. 

Zarina has a proven record of being an effective leader with considerable experience developing and managing large teams, overseeing complex engagements, and working with clients on technical matters, including numerous acquisitions, financing transactions, framework conversions, and business process design. She has led audits of financial statements and internal controls throughout her career, including for several of KPMG's national and global accounts, with a focus on companies listed on the TSX and/or NYSE. 

  • Chartered Accountant, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (National Honor Roll)

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Honors, University of Alberta

  • CPA Canada

  • CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta (National Honor Roll)

  • CPA Alberta Early Achievement Award


  • SEC, PCAOB, and Sarbanes Oxley compliance

  • Member of the Board of Governors and Audit and Risk Committee, University of Alberta (2020 – present)

  • Member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee Chair, Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (2020 – present)

  • Member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer, Edmonton Downtown Business Association (2017 – 2023)

  • Regular instructor of the Role and Duties of the Audit Committee Module for the Institute of Corporate Directors Director Education Program