Dan Sunderland, a Senior Adviser to StoneTurn, has nearly 40 years of experience in accounting and auditing and recently completed a significant tenure as Chief Auditor at a Big Four public accounting firm. He brings deep expertise working closely with regulators, clients and public accounting firms on a range of issues, including those relating to the definition, establishment and implementation of internal control regimens.
Over the course of his career, Dan has directly served a number of publicly held entities across a wide array of industries, including several multinational Fortune 50 companies. More recently, he has overseen both internal and external quality inspections of both engagements and a Big 4 public accounting firm, and has been an integral part of remediating engagement deficiencies and responding to quality control criticisms.
Dan has also had extensive interactions with global and domestic standard-setters related to accounting and auditing topics. He served on multiple panels focused on professional issues in both disciplines and is widely known and respected within the profession. Through his position and work with regulators including the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), Dan has gained unique insight into audit firm quality control measures — from root cause analysis to remediation to subsequent monitoring.
Dan’s experience has proven him to be a comprehensive problem solver, thought leader, and innovator; able to work with management, boards, counsel, auditors, regulators, and other interested parties in challenging circumstances.
A frequent lecturer and research collaborator on a wide variety of accounting, auditing and governance topics, Dan is currently a Professor of Practice at Northeastern University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Massachusetts.