Michael Ramos was an Audit Senior Manager with KPMG. During his nine year career, he was selected for a two-year assignment in the firm’s National Office where he managed and developed the firm’s staff training programs.
For the past 25 years, Mike has been an author, instructor and consultant to the accounting profession. He is a nationally recognized speaker and author on technical auditing matters. In 2001, Mike wrote the first definitive guide on implementing Sarbanes Oxley and then worked with leading accounting firms to devise their consulting methodologies and to provide the training necessary for the firms to launch their SOX practices.
When the Auditing Standards Board developed its suite of standards that defined the risk - based audit, it chose Mike to be the primary author of its authoritative guide to implementing the standards. As an expert in risk-based auditing, Mike worked with firms to revise their audit practices and train their staffs on the new standards and develop the competencies necessary to implement them.
Mike served as the Director of the continuing education business unit of the AICPA. He lead the revitalization of the business and reorganized it to expand its on-line learning product line. After leaving the AICPA, Mike formed Michael Ramos & Associates to leverage his three decades of working with leading accounting firms, his network, and his expertise in continuing education to provide unique solutions to learning and knowledge transfer problems.
Over the years his clients have included Deloitte, McGladrey, CliftonLarsonAllen, Plante Moran, Cherry Bekaert, Dixon Hughes Goodman, Frank Rimerman, BKD, The AICPA, The Center for Audit Quality, Wollters Kluwer and Sageworks. Mike is also an Operating Advisor to a Chicago-based private equity firm, advising them on corporate and professional education matters.