Dawn Lagesten

Partner, Audit, KPMG Private Enterprise

KPMG in Canada

Dawn Lagesten is the Private Enterprise Lead for KPMG in Northern Ontario and Partner in the KPMG Private Enterprise Audit practice. She has over ten years of experience working with organizations in all stages of business, from start-up companies to those looking to sell or retire. She knows the importance of understanding the business needs of her clients and has a unique ability to build relationships with a focus on becoming the trusted advisor to her clients and colleagues.

Dawn is also focused on developing leaders of tomorrow. She is part of the KPMG on-campus recruitment team and is a mentor and performance manager. 

Dawn is committed to helping create a prosperous community by working with organizations in various capacities whether it be on the Board of Directors, committee or special project involvement or event volunteering. She believes that together we can create an inclusive, compassionate, and prosperous community.

  • Accounting standards
  • Assurance
  • Audit Quality
  • Private company accounting
  • Private company audit
  • Tax
  • Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc), Brock University

  • Chartered Professional Accountant, CA

  • STEP Advanced Certificate in Advising Family Businesses, Alliance Manchester Business School

  • Past Board of Director Member, Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

  • Past Board Chair & Treasurer, Learning disabilities Association of Niagara Region

  • Leadership Niagara Team Member, Niagara sustainability Initiative

  • Finance Committee Chair and Treasurer for Hands, The Family Help Network