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Russ Collins

Managing Director

Professional Background

Russ is the lead Managing Director in the Seattle office, with over 25 years of extensive consulting and audit experience. 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:

  • Supervised several process improvement projects
  • Identified numerous business recommendations resulting in ideas to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of controls and processes
  • Lease Accounting Standard ASC842 assistance and training
  • Coordinated internal audit services for multiple companies, including serving as Internal Audit Director at two large retail clients
  • Planned, managed, and supervised external engagements of varying degrees of size and complexity
  • Performed several IPO readiness assessments
  • Assisted with the preparation of financial statements in accordance with professional standards, generally accepted accounting principles and SEC Rules and Regulations
  • Assisted public and private companies with debt and equity offerings
  • Researched, analyzed, and evaluated complex business and accounting issues Conducted numerous business and financial risk assessments across a variety of industries
  • Provided assistance to clients with due diligence related to mergers and acquisitions
  • Supervised several Sarbanes-Oxley 404 engagements
  • Prepared and presented reports to audit committees and financial executives

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial Advisory
  • Internal Audit
  • Corporate Governance
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
  • Process Improvement
  • Public Company Transformation

Industry Expertise

  • Retail & Restaurant
  • Consumer Products and Services
  • Medical Devices
  • Manufacturing and Distribution


  • BBA Accounting – Baylor University
  • Professional Memberships and Certifications
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)