Professional Bio


Russ Collins
Managing Director
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Professional Background
Russ is a Managing Director in the Dallas office with over 25 years of experience. He has extensive consulting and audit experience and serves as the Central Region leader for the retail industry. Prior to joining Protiviti in June 2005, he spent his career in public accounting, most recently as an audit partner with KPMG. At KPMG, He was responsible for directing external financial audits for public and private companies in a variety of industries, primarily retail and consumer products. Prior to KPMG, he was a partner at Arthur Andersen where he spent 10 years in their external audit practice.
Professional Experience
  1. Supervised several process improvement projects
  2. Identified numerous business recommendations resulting in ideas to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of controls and processes
  3. Coordinated internal audit services for multiple companies, including serving as Internal Audit Director at two large retail clients
  4. Planned, managed, and supervised external engagements of varying degrees of size and complexity
  5. Performed several IPO readiness assessments
  6. Assisted with the preparation of financial statements in accordance with professional standards, generally accepted accounting principles and SEC Rules and Regulations
  7. Assisted public and private companies with debt and equity offerings
  8. Researched, analyzed, and evaluated complex business and accounting issues Conducted numerous business and financial risk assessments across a variety of industries
  9. Provided assistance to clients with due diligence related to mergers and acquisitions
  10. Supervised several Sarbanes-Oxley 404 engagements
  11. Prepared and presented reports to audit committees and financial executives
  1. BBA – Accounting – Baylor University
Professional Memberships & Certifications
  1. Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  2. Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)