Professional Bio

 
 

 
 
Christopher P. Wright
Managing Director
christopher.wright@protiviti.com
+1.212.603.5434
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Professional Background
Chris is the Regional Managing Director in the Eastern United States Region, which includes responsibility for the Restructuring and Litigation Services (RLS) practice nationally. He is also the firm-wide leader of Protiviti’s Finance Remediation & Reporting Compliance practice.
 
Professional Experience
  1. At Protiviti, he has provided internal audit out-sourcing and co-sourcing, Sarbanes-Oxley readiness and compliance services, and significant assistance to companies experiencing restatements, regulatory inquiries, stock compensation investigations and difficulties in implementing new accounting pronouncements. His work in Finance Remediation & Reporting Compliance has also involved a significant commitment to public speaking and the development and delivery of internal and external training
  2. Prior to joining Protiviti, he was an external auditor, and later, internal audit partner at KPMG from 2002 until 2006, and spent 15 years prior to KPMG at Arthur Andersen, including serving as an audit partner from 1999 until 2002
  3. Served as a global lead engagement audit partner for five years, both at Andersen and KPMG, and worked extensively with outside advisors as an audit partner
  4. As an internal audit partner, beginning in late 2004, he participated in SOX readiness assessment or assistance, and in internal audit planning and execution, for a number of geographically dispersed, multinational/multi-location clients in the Media, Distribution and Financial Services industries, and provided assistance to a large domestic company in its ongoing financial statement restatement efforts
  5. While a "Big 5" and "Big 4" partner, he served as a firm-wide instructor to audit partners and managers on a variety of accounting, internal and technical topics, as well as on readiness and testing for adoption of SOX 404. He also coordinated SOX 404 informational share forums for global consumer products companies
Education
  1. Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Franciscan University
Professional Memberships & Certifications
  1. Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  2. Member, American Institute of CPAs
  3. Member, New York State Society of CPAs
  4. Member, Local Director of Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)