Accounting and Technology Veteran to Expand CPA Firm’s IT Capabilities
IRVINE, CALIF. (May 17, 2006) – Haskell & White LLP, one of Southern California’s largest independently owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting firms, today announced that Mr. Robert Greene has joined the firm’s Audit and Business Advisory Services team as Information Technology (IT) Audit Practice Leader.
Mr. Greene, who comes to Haskell & White from Deloitte & Touche in Los Angeles, is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). In his new senior management position, he will support audit teams in assessing computer environments, and assist with the IT portion of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, including the design, documentation and testing of internal controls in IT systems. The addition of Mr. Greene expands the firm’s capabilities relative to audit consulting: advising clients on new software packages; reviewing security systems; reviewing the general computer control environment; and implementing disaster recovery plans. He also will introduce the firm to new market segments.
“Robert will provide tremendous value and support during audits as our client base continues to grow in size and complexity,” said Wayne Pinnell, Managing Partner of Haskell & White. “In addition to bolstering our internal expertise for Sarbanes-Oxley, his IT skill set will allow us to capitalize on a host of previously untapped service capabilities. Plus, his vast network and experience in the technological domain of public and private accounting opens doors to a whole new realm of clients.”
A 26-year accounting industry veteran, Mr. Greene most recently served as a manager in the Control Assurance group at Deloitte & Touche, where he managed internal audits, directed Sarbanes-Oxley reviews, and supervised reviews of application security, interfaces, general computer controls, and application configuration as well as financial process and access controls. Mr. Greene’s professional experience also includes stints at Mattel Toys, Los Angeles Unified School District and Jefferson Wells International.
“Joining the Haskell & White team brings together all facets of my experience,” said Mr. Greene. “Not only do I get to stretch as a professional and draw on the full scope of my accounting and technology skills, but I also will be assisting a world-class firm in expanding its capacity to meet evolving client needs.”
Mr. Greene, who resides in Hawthorne, Calif., earned a bachelors degree in International Relations with minors in Accounting and Computer Science from the University of Southern California, and a JD/MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.
ABOUT HASKELL & WHITE
Haskell & White LLP is one of the largest independently owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting firms in Southern California, specializing in servicing public and private middle-market companies. Based in Irvine, Calif., Haskell & White combines the expansive services, knowledge, experience and reach of national and international accounting firms with the personal attention, responsiveness and value of a local organization. Haskell & White works with companies in a broad range of industries including real estate, manufacturing, distribution, technology, and retail. The firm provides solid expertise and services to its clients in the tax and audit disciplines, including advising SEC registrants and consulting on mergers and acquisitions. Further information on Haskell & White can be found on the firm’s website, www.www.hwcpa.com.
Sharon Weinfeld, HKA Inc.