Professional Bio

 
 

 
 
Michael Pisano
Director
michael.pisano@protiviti.com
+1.212.708.6353
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Professional Experience
Michael is Protiviti’s Insurance Segment Leader and a member of our National Financial Services practice, focusing exclusively on insurance. He has more than 13 years of management consulting and project experience. Prior to Protiviti, he worked for the public accounting firms, Arthur Andersen and PricewaterhouseCoopers, focusing on Insurance. He has experience leading large programs of work including a wide range of financial and internal audits, SOX and MAR compliance initiatives, Enterprise Risk Management, and other financial control and process review engagements. He has worked across multiple insurance and reinsurance lines, including P&C, Life, Health, Financial Guaranty, and Specialty lines. He is a Certified Public Accountant. He attended the University of Delaware from which he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
 
Representative Engagements Include
  1. He served as a project manager of the Risk Management work stream for a public company readiness initiative. The program was responsible for the initial design and build out of a risk function for the global Property & Casualty carrier. His responsibilities included supporting the International Chief Risk Officer, developing a detailed project plan, coordinating and leading a working group, and preparing executive presentations for use by the client’s Project Lead, Steering Committee and executive management, among other responsibilities
  2. He led the review of a global insurance organization’s wire transfer and intercompany settlement processes as part of the implementation of an enterprise resource planning solution. The project entailed understanding current state requirements and proposed future state as well as the identification of gaps between the current and planned future state process needs
  3. He helped lead the design and implementation of a Billing and Accounts Receivable function to support the billing of transition services as part of large scale divestiture transactions. The divestitures included the sale and separation of various insurance companies of a large global insurance group
  4. He led a team of more than 20 consultants assisting a global asset manager through an ongoing SAS 70 readiness and process remediation engagement cutting across a wide range of asset classes including Loans, Derivatives, Real Estate, Private Equity Investments, and others
  5. Overall Project Manager leading a team of 15 to 20 professionals providing SOX and other operational review services to a global insurance company
  6. He has been the lead Project Manager on 8 SOX compliance engagements, including leading teams of consultants over the past six years at a number of insurance and reinsurance clients supporting their SOX implementation and compliance programs. Areas of responsibility have included all key insurance processes as well as Statutory Accounting, Reinsurance Accounting, Human Resources/Payroll, Financial Reporting, Treasury, Close the Books, Journal Entries, Premiums, Claims, and others
  7. He has led and served as the insurance subject matter expert on Quality Assessment Reviews for our clients in the insurance industry, including leading the QARs at two large mutual life insurers, as well as a global, public P&C insurer
Education
  1. B.S. – Accounting, University of Delaware
Professional Memberships & Certifications
  1. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), licensed in New Jersey
  2. Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  3. Accredited in Quality Assessment and Validation (QAR)
  4. Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)
  5. Member, American Institute of CPAs
  6. Member, Institute of Internal Auditors