JGA Expands IT Services with the addition of Mark Whittenberg
With over 20 years of experience in IT audit, compliance, and IT audit quality, Mark brings a diverse set of experiences to JGA. As an Information Systems Inspections Specialist for over 10 years in the Division of Registration and Inspections ("DRI") at the PCAOB, he conducted inspections of large and mid-market global integrated audits conducted by U.S. and international firms. In addition, he led a team responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of software audit tools used by global network firms. Mark also led the technology aspects of inspections of firms' systems of quality management and evaluated the design and implementation of remedial actions of firms to improve ICFR audit performance.
"IT is an integral component of amplifying quality, not only within a firm's system of quality management, but within each audit engagement. I am overjoyed that Mark chose to join the JGA team," stated Jackson Johnson, JGA President. "Mark's significant experience in this area allows us to meet the growing needs of our clients and help them embrace the increasing use of technology whether they are companies, internal auditors, or firms."
"Technology is the foundation of the key business and financial processes of public and private companies, and as the role of technology continues to increase it is critical that audit firms implement effective audit strategies to address technology risks," said Mark. "After serving with the PCAOB for over 10 years, it is refreshing to work directly with audit firms to improve audit quality and exciting to be part of a team helping move the accounting industry forward."
During a two-year rotation within the PCAOB's DRI, Mark transformed the division's technology program, including IT project prioritization and technology risk management that supported the registration and inspection processes. Prior to the PCAOB, Mark served as a technology audit and advisory senior manager at a Big 4 audit firm leading audit and advisory engagements for large publicly-held companies. Mark started his career as a software implementation consultant, focusing on the financial accounting configuration of SAP. Mark is based in Washington, D.C.
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Johnson Global is dedicated to helping Public Accounting Firms around the globe achieve the highest level of audit quality. All former PCAOB staff members, Johnson Global professionals are passionate and practical about working alongside firm leadership to ensure right controls, policies, and practices are implemented throughout the organization.
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