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Ron Kral (CPA, CMA, CGMA), is a partner of Kral Ussery LLC, a public accounting firm delivering advisory services, litigation support and internal auditing to U.S. public and private companies. He is an advisor, trainer and catalyst for companies to protect and grow client shareholder value. Prior to being a founding member of Kral Ussery, he formed Candela Solutions LLC, which is a wholly owned affiliate of Kral Ussery LLC. He has worked with hundreds of clients as a public accountant, many through Big-4 firms.
Ron has a mix of industry and public accounting experience. He was a general manager of a business unit for a multi-billion-dollar technology company traded on the NYSE. Previously, he was a principal consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he led operational audits and internal control projects. He began his public accounting career with a California CPA firm as a financial auditor where he signed audit opinions upon becoming Managing Director of the firm’s Orange County office. Ron launched his career as a performance auditor with the California State Auditor.
Ron is a nationally recognized speaker on accounting matters, auditing standards, controls, fraud, governance, risks, and SEC compliance. He promotes practical approaches with a keen focus on business realities anchored in professional and regulatory standards. Ron is a member of 4 of the 5 COSO sponsoring organizations; the AICPA, FEI, IIA, and IMA. He holds an MBA from Arizona State University and a BBA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Ron resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, but travels the US weekly to client locations. He can be reached atrkral@KralUssery.com.
Independent Oversight Meets the SEC Ron Kral discusses the the emerging trend of cybersecurity committees that are being created as companies recognize the need to create independent oversight of cyber…Read More
Posted by Ron Kral - August 16, 2017
Leveraging COSO’s Internal Control – Integrated Framework Cultures may vary widely, but all organizations should be proactive about building and maintaining a culture of compliance. The COSO Integrated Framework provides…Read More
Posted by Ron Kral - March 24, 2016
The SEC has recently brought cases against national audit firms for audit failures – the first since 2009. This development signals a shift among regulatory agencies to hold financial gatekeepers…Read More
Posted by Ron Kral - July 29, 2015
We in the GRC community inherently see the value of internal controls, but often our peers in the rest of the organization don't share our vision. Strike up a dialogue…Read More
Posted by Ron Kral - April 29, 2015
Where does the board’s role begin and end regarding risk? A company's core objective is to create and increase wealth for its shareholders.Read More
Posted by Ron Kral - December 22, 2014
This year we saw some hefty sanctions and weighty enforcement actions brought against companies caught up in inaccurate reporting, guilty of inadequate internal controls or on the hook for mischaracterizing…Read More
Posted by Ron Kral - December 5, 2014
As companies progress well into the implementation of COSO's 2013 Integrated Framework, it's become clear that the Framework's 17 principles aren't as cut and dried as they initially seemed. The…Read More
Posted by Ron Kral - July 29, 2014
A host of corporations are in the process of Implementing the new COSO Framework or are gearing up for the transition, and they'll have to establish the scope of objectives…Read More
Posted by Ron Kral - April 8, 2014
For publicly traded companies subject to SEC periodic reporting, now is the time to take serious action in transitioning from COSO’s 1992 framework to its 2013 framework.Read More