SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.— BPM announced today that Ashwani Verma has joined the Firm to lead its Risk Assurance and Advisory (RAAS) Practice.
“Ashwani has more than 17 years of experience in providing internal audit and risk advisory services—both in industry and within public accounting. He is an expert in internal audit strategy, enterprise risk management, SOX compliance, IT assurance, and regulatory compliance,” said Brian Finnegan, BPM’s Assurance Practice Group Leader.
“He has a distinguished record of accomplishment and new business generation. The marketplace remains strong, and we are very excited about BPM’s position in it under Ashwani’s leadership.”
Mr. Verma has served in leadership roles in internal audit and compliance at several large organizations, including PwC, Molina Healthcare and Deloitte & Touche, LLP. He joins BPM from PwC where he served as Managing Director of Risk Assurance. Prior to PwC, Ashwani was Head of Internal Audit at Molina Healthcare with enterprise wide responsibilities of internal audit, SOX compliance and enterprise risk management.
“I am honored to lead the RAAS Practice for an organization as well regarded and innovative as BPM,” said Verma.
“The suite of comprehensive service offerings under RAAS are well positioned to meet the needs of our clients in this dynamic and rapidly changing economic landscape. I look forward to strengthening BPM’s current offerings, and advancing it by delivering world class service our clients have come to expect.”
BPM’s RAAS Practice provides comprehensive risk assurance counsel to emerging growth, late stage, private and public companies. Advisors within the group have extensive experience in internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) readiness and implementation, IT auditing, information security and more.
BPM is named to Accounting Today’s “Beyond the Top 100 Firms to Watch” list as one of the Top 10 Firms in the West. BPM is also the winner of Inavero’s 2016 Best Accounting in Client Satisfaction, an honor less than 1% of all accounting firms in the U.S. and Canada earned for providing exemplary client service.
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