John Verver is acknowledged internationally as an expert authority and thought leader on the application of data analysis technology in audit, risk management, and compliance. He is regularly asked to speak at global audit, compliance, risk, and control conferences and is a member of the advisory board of the Continuous Auditing Research Lab. John was also a key contributor to the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Global Technology Audit Guide #3 on continuous auditing, assurance monitoring, and risk assessment.
John Verver is currently a strategic advisor to ACL. Until recently he was a vice president with ACL, with overall responsibility for ACL’s product and services strategy, as well as for relationships with key organizations in the audit, compliance, risk, and control market. His previous responsibilities at ACL included leadership and growth of ACL’s professional services organization, including consulting, training, and technical support. He led the overall development of ACL’s industry-transforming continuous controls monitoring solution.
Prior to joining ACL, John spent 15 years with Deloitte in the UK and Canada. During his tenure, he was director of computer services, with responsibility for IT audit and security services, as well as accounting systems consulting and implementation. He subsequently became a principal, responsible for building and managing the system development and implementation practice in British Columbia.
John is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Management Consultant and Certified Information System Auditor. He has served on the Council of the Institute of Management Consultants of British Columbia and on committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC. He has an honors degree from King’s College, University of London, England.
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