Reinhard Dotzlaw

Partner, Global IFRS leader

KPMG in Canada

Reinhard Dotzlaw has been a partner in KPMG’s audit practice since 1990, and has an in-depth knowledge of accounting and reporting requirements, auditing standards, capital markets, global regulatory standards and enforcement. He works in practice with KPMG clients and serves as the global lead partner for a large multi-national financial services organization.  

As KPMG’s Global IFRS leader, Reinhard leads KPMG’s network of IFRS specialists around the world, who together provide support to KPMG’s clients in implementing and applying International Financial Reporting Standards.

As part of this role, he leads the team of professionals at KPMG’s International Standards Group who have overall responsibility for:

  • consulting with KPMG’s member firms about client-specific technical accounting issues;
  • promoting consistency of interpretation of IFRS between KPMG’s member firms;
  • identifying emerging issues; and 
  • developing global guidance on a timely basis.  

Reinhard chairs KPMG’s Global IFRS Panel, whose remit is to formulate KPMG's international policies on IFRS issues, and to consult with – and represent the views of – the KPMG network in response to IASB exposure drafts and discussion papers. 

For the past six years – and until his term ends on 30 June 2019 – Reinhard has been KPMG’s representative on the IFRS Interpretations Committee, which works with the International Accounting Standards Board in supporting the application of IFRS Standards.

  • Audit
  • Banking
  • Financial Services
  • B.Comm. (Hons.), University of Manitoba

  • CPA, CA, FCA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario

  • CPA (Illinois)

  • Financial Statement Auditing


  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

  • Member of Financial Reporting Advisory Committee of the Canadian Securities Administrators Member of IFRS Technical Partners Discussion Group of the Big Four + Two Firms

  • Board Trustee and Choir Director for the church I attend