Wayne CarnallLeader - Foreign Private Issuer Practice at PwC US
Wayne Carnall is a successful leader and globally recognized financial reporting expert. His experience includes 30 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP – 20 years as an Assurance Partner in PwC’s National Office, where he was part of the SEC Services Group leadership team, and 10 years in auditing positions with increasing responsibility. Wayne also has 10 years of experience as a senior official at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He obtained extensive financial reporting and regulatory experience while serving as the Chief Accountant of the Division of Corporation Finance at the SEC during and following the 2008 global financial crisis.
Wayne has played a critical role in advising hundreds of domestic and international companies ranging in size from startups to Global Fortune 500. His clients operated in diverse industries (industrial products, financial services, mutual funds, technology, pharma/life sciences, utilities, energy, telecommunications, transportation, consumer products, retail, and media) and reported under different accounting standards. At both PwC and the SEC, Wayne resolved issues regarding U.S. GAAP, IFRS, and SEC accounting and disclosure requirements, as well as U.S. GAAS and PCAOB standards – including auditor independence requirements.
Wayne has an unparalleled level of expertise in accounting, auditing, financial reporting, and regulatory matters for both current and prospective SEC reporting companies. He has guided companies to become compliant in the numerous reporting, regulatory, and governance requirements of the SEC and the stock exchanges. Wayne's counsel was sought when companies were confronted with their most difficult and challenging financial reporting situations, such as restatements, material weaknesses in controls, and other governance matters, as well as SEC inquiries and investigations. He understands difficult issues and has the leadership skills to address and resolve them.