Ben is a Regional Managing Director in the Business Risk Services practice, with over 13 years of experience leading teams of practitioners who specialize in helping public and private sector clients address IT audit security concerns, information assurance, internal control, as well as the remediation of issues contributing to non-compliance. Ben currently serves as a Regional Managing Director for IT Assurance (ITA) across the East Coast (Florida, Atlanta, Charlotte, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston). Ben leads teams performing information technology controls assessments in support of financial statement audits. He is a national SAP subject matter specialist and a national IT Audit methodology resource.
Ben has extensive experience with systems and process assurance including specialization in IT General Computer Controls (GCC) reviews with emphasis on Sarbanes-Oxley 404 readiness/compliance. He has a deep knowledge of security organizational concepts, program and policy development, and security frameworks and standards (COBIT, COSO, FISCAM, NIST, etc…). His entire career has been in the public accounting IT space, spending a decade with a Big 4 firm prior to joining Grant Thornton. Throughout his career he has been exposed to numerous technologies and ERPs including, but not limited to, SAP, Oracle, Costpoint, Microsoft Dynamics, Deltek T&E, AS/400 and PeopleSoft.
He specializes in coordinating multiple, simultaneous projects with teams spread across geographical locations, resulting in strong project management skills, helping clients to achieve their primary objectives.