ABOUT B E R T A N I
BERTANI is a boutique audit, tax, and advisory firm in Toronto, Canada. Founded in 2001, BERTANI specializes in both inbound and outbound foreign direct investment and Canadian companies with global interests. Through our soft-landing program, we routinely advise foreign corporations with their investment into and continuing operations in the North American market.
As a member firm of IR Global, BERTANI is connected to over 1200 collaborative member firms in over 155 countries covering 70 practices areas across the globe, allowing our clients to be ideally positioned for their outward global expansion strategy.
Our firm motto: GLOBAL BRANDS • LOCAL MARKETS reflects our goal that our clients, whether foreign or domestic, are able expand their brand globally, yet take a localized approach to the markets they expand to.
Our services include:
Audit and assurance services
Tax compliance and advisory
Business strategy and advisory
Corporate expansion / Foreign direct investment services
The world is changing, and the role of the advisor is becoming more and more important.
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Named by Practice Ignition as one of the Top 50 Women in Accounting globally for two consecutive years in 2021 and 2022, Isabella Bertani is the Founder and Chief Client Strategist at BERTANI located in Toronto, Canada.
With over 25 years of experience, Isabella has worked extensively with both private and public companies in numerous industry sectors including manufacturing, food processing, technology, telecommunications, biotech, and retail and distribution.
Isabella's practice focuses on inbound foreign investment and Canadian domestic companies with global interests. A recognized leader in foreign direct investment, Isabella routinely advises global corporations with regards to expansion into the North American market and clients include numerous foreign subsidiaries of significant global entities. Isabella is a frequent speaker on topics relating to globalization including doing business in Canada, trade agreements, global trade and migration, and the impact of geopolitical trends on global foreign direct investment and global trade. She has a particular interest in FDI and its impact on global sustainability.
Isabella is a passionate advocate for women in business and women in economic development and has held several roles in women’s leadership. In 2019, she was the recipient of the Joanna Townsend Excellence Award for Leadership in International Trade by the Organization of Women in International Trade in Toronto.
In 2017, Isabella was bestowed the honour of Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, the highest distinction conferred on its members that have brought prestige to the profession through significant achievements in their professional careers, volunteer involvement in the affairs of the accounting profession, and contributions to the community.
Isabella is a graduate of York University's prestigious Schulich School of Business holding both a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and a Master of Business Administration with a focus in policy and finance.
- Master of Business Administration, Schulich School of Business, York University
- Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario - FCPA, FCA
- Bachelor of Business Administration, Schulich School of Business, York University
Company Formations and Foreign Direct Investment in Canada - East
Company Formations and Foreign Direct Investment in Canada - Quebec