Charles G. Soranno

Managing Director

Charles is a Managing Director in New York with extensive experience in IPOs, technical accounting and SEC reporting, internal control compliance, M&A, external audit and regulatory inquiries, and implementing new accounting pronouncements and disclosures.

Charles holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania, is an active Certified Public Accountant, and member of both the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPAs) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Charles is a frequent public speaker on matters of technical accounting, financial reporting and internal control matters.

Major Projects

  • At Protiviti, Charles has provided assistance to companies experiencing significant technical accounting & SEC reporting challenges, reconciliation and restatements, business combination activity, divestitures and carve out / separation initiatives, external auditor and regulatory inquiries, and difficulties in implementing new accounting pronouncements, including Revenue Recognition, Lease Accounting, CECL, Fair Value Accounting and IFRS.   
  • Prior to joining Protiviti, Charles was the lead technical director and director of quality assurance for a national consulting firm that specialized in Internal Audit and Compliance, Internal Audit outsourcing and co-sourcing, financial and operational performance, including GAAP & SEC advisory, IT services and transactional support services.
  • Charles directed the firm’s financial and operational performance service line; conducted operational and financial control reviews; analyzed and improved the financial statement closing process; and provided SEC, GAAP, and FASB support and guidance.
  • Charles also had overall responsibility for the firm’s Quality Assurance review function in accordance with authoritative compliance guidance and internal audit standards and practices. He was the key quality reviewer over the firm’s approach and over key client deliverables.
  • Charles gained experience in the Big 4 where he was responsible for the execution of domestic and international audits, including assessing risks and strategies, administering engagements, and preparation and review of financial statements, and SEC filings.

Areas of Expertise

  • Public Company Transformation
  • Business Process Improvement 
  • Finance Remediation and Reporting Compliance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Internal Audit & Compliance
  • Internal Control & Governance

Industry Expertise

  • Financial Services and Real Estate
  • Manufacturing & Distribution 
  • Technology 
  • Consumer Products and Retail
  • Communication & Media


  • Bachelors, Accounting, Susquehanna (PA) University  

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants