Cassian Jae is joined by Chris Paulison from Grant Thornton to preview the topics covered in the upcoming Audit Report series covering continuous auditing – increasing internal audit’s value add / best practice techniques; three lines of defense – seeking the reliance model; disruptive technologies – the impact of automation and robotics; and the workforce of the future – managing the war for talent in internal audit.
Christopher Paulison, CPA
Partner, Grant Thornton LLP
Chris Paulison has over 25 years of experience and serves as the leader for Grant Thornton’s financial services center of excellence for internal audit. He is active in the financial institutions marketplace, providing client services to banks of varying sizes and complexity, and has led large-scale global process transformations, benchmarking/cost productivity/organizational design projects in the areas of business operations, internal audit, regulatory compliance, and risk management; as well as supervision of simultaneous work across five continents. Prior to Grant Thornton, Paulison served as partner for a Big 4 firm where he led the firm’s internal audit/risk practice for the Midwest region in financial services. He also served as the CAE for a Fortune 20 company. Paulison has worked with clients including HSBC, ABN AMRO, Ally, Bank of America, Bank of China, BB&T, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, PNC, RBS, US Bank, and Wells Fargo.