Chris is a Partner in the Consulting Services (CS) Department at Arnett Carbis Toothman LLP and has over thirty years accounting, auditing, tax and CS experience.
Chris has extensive experience in several industries, including financial institutions, retail, wholesale, distributors, construction, state and local governments, nonprofit, manufacturing and health care providers. A few highlights of his experience include: frequent teacher and lecturer on information systems and related topics in the financial institutions industry; authored a significant number of publications and continuing education courses; Information Systems & Internet Banking audits, security, and operations reviews; third-party IS audits and reviews of data centers; penetration testing and vulnerability assessment (security testing).
Chris is experienced in accounting software engagements involving needs assessment, installation, training, imlementation and ongoing software support services; implementing network, client server, and mainframe accounting systems; and hardware/software analysis for businesses in various industries.
Chris graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting in 1982. In addition, he has completed various Computer Science courses and numerous continuing education courses in the information technology area.
In addition to being a CPA, Chris has achieved the designation of Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). The CISA program, sponsored by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association and designed to test the professional competency of Information Systems Auditors, is one of few certification programs dedicated to the Information Systems audit specialty. The CISA program, global in scope and recognition, is the only certification program devoted exclusively to the field of IT audit, control and security. To become a CISA, one must not only pass the CISA examination to demonstrate technical ability, but must also meet stringent work experience requirements for information systems auditing. The program also requires stringent continuing education requirements to maintain and enhance the professional competence of the CISA.