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    Mike Varney 

    2 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 1100
    Toronto, Ontario M4T 2T5 Canada
    mike.varney@crowehorwathgrc.net 
    Twitter: 
    @Mike_VarneyCPA    

    Certifications: CPA, CIA  

    Expertise:

    • Internal Audit 
    • Enterprise Risk Management
    • Process Review 
    • Third-Party Risk Management
    • Governance, Risk & Compliance
     

    Mike Varney is a Partner in Crowe Horwath's Global Risk Consulting practice and is responsible for the firm's Americas region. Mike is focused on working with multi-national organizations to develop and enhance their Governance, Risk and Compliance activities. In his role Mike has worked with clients in the development and transformation of their Internal Audit departments, as well as their Internal Control environments. In addition Mike has assisted clients in the development and implementation of their Enterprise Risk Management programs. He also published various whitepapers and is a frequent speaker on Internal Audit and it's value to organizations.

    Relevant Experience

    • Mike has over 20 years of experience in auditing and financial management of complex entities. Mike has provided internal audit and risk management services for over 15 years. Mike has also led risk management and internal audit projects for companies ranging from start-ups to large multi-national organizations. These projects have included:
      • Partial and complete outsourcing of internal audit groups,
      • Transformations of internal audit groups in order to operate at a world class level,
      • Third-party risk assessments and reviews,
      • Enterprise risk and Internal controls evaluation and design assistance,
      • Establishment of Internal Audit Assurance practices within organizations.  
       
    • Mike's clients include a large Global Mining Company Headquartered in Cleveland, TRW Automotive, Waste Services Inc., Allison Transmission, Cinergy, Parker and Roche.
    • Mike was responsible for the establishment of Crowe Horwath Global Risk Consulting practice in Toronto, Ontario. 
    • Mike has co-authored various thought leadership pieces relating to Third Party Risks and how Internal Audit can provide assurance to Executive Management and Boards.
    • Mike is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and a member of the Board of Governors of the Northeast Ohio Chapter. Mike is a member of the IIA's Chapter Relations Committee and has served on multiple committees for the IIA's North American Board.
    • Mike is a frequent speaker on Internal Audit and Corporate Governance best practices.
     

    Education

    • Bachelors of Business Administration
    • The Ohio State University

     

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