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William J. Harrington

Managing Director

Bill leads the delivery of Risk & Control services to FGMK’s financial services clients. Over the course of his career, he has served clients in the insurance, banking, investment management and real estate industries.

Bill has experience providing both external and internal audit services. His internal audit experience includes leading engagements for the co-souring of internal audits as well as the full outsourcing of the entire function. He has also performed quality assurance reviews of internal audit departments in accordance with the standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Bill has extensive experience in assessing and reporting on internal controls, having served as a Sarbanes-Oxley specialist for organizations. Bill has also delivered SSAE 16 reports to clients who function as a service bureau or third party processing facility, and has experience with SOC 2 reporting for organizations that want to provide assurance to their clients regarding the operating effectiveness of their privacy and security controls.

From a Cybersecurity perspective, Bill has led engagements to provide vulnerability assessments as well as attack and penetration engagements for companies who want to better understand their IT security control environment.

Prior to joining FGMK, Bill was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC, where he served clients in the Risk Assurance practice for over twenty years.

Education And Certifications

  • B.S., Math and Computer Science, University of Illinois
  • M.B.A., University of Notre Dame
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC)
  • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)

Professional and Civic

  • ISACA, Past President and Vice President of the Chicago Chapter
  • Risk Management Association, Chicago Chapter Board of Directors
  • Notre Dame Department of Accountancy, Advisory Board Member
  • Notre Dame Department of IT, Analytics and Operations, Advisory Board Member
  • Urban Initiatives, Corporate Coach
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