Topic: Technology and Accountants – A Risk Advisory perspective
Daniel is the national leader of the IT Risk Advisory practice at CFGI. He brings over a decade of experience in technology and internal controls to clients of varying sizes and complexity, across a range of industries.
Daniel’s extensive subject matter expertise includes: design assessment and operational effectiveness testing for all focus areas relevant to financial statement audits and SOX with an emphasis on IT general controls; auditing IT dependencies, such as key reports and spreadsheets, interfaces, and automated controls; SOC 1 and SOC 2 reviews; cybersecurity risk assessments based on a number of leading industry frameworks; blockchain and distributed ledger technology; and a wide range of IT governance support, covering COSO, IT operations, cybersecurity, and data privacy.
Prior joining CFGI’s IT Risk Advisory practice, Daniel served as the IT Audit Subject Matter Expert at PwC’s National Office. Throughout his career, Daniel has provided IT SOX, SOC 1, SOC 2, Compliance, and External Audit services to dozens of clients, from privately held start-ups to multinational banks. Daniel has unique insights regarding innovative solutions, such as the impact of Robotics Process Automation (RPA) and blockchain technologies to the internal control environment. At the same time, Daniel brings a practical and pragmatic approach on topics like cybersecurity and data privacy to the C-suite and the Board.
Daniel holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of St Andrews in the UK, he is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), as well as a Chartered Accountant (CPA equivalent) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in the UK. Daniel is the current President of the New England Chapter of the Association of Chartered Accountants in the US, as well as an Advisory Board Member for the FinTech Certificate Program, offered by the University of South Florida.