Audit Report: Innovation in Three Lines of Defense


The Audit Report

Cassian Jae is in conversation with Chris Paulison from Grant Thornton on innovations applied to the three lines of defense model. In this episode, Chris Paulison discusses innovation and examples in the coordination of the three lines of defense in numerous areas including risk detection and issue reporting.

Chris PaulisonC​hristopher 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. ​

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