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Charles E. Harris

Charles E. Harris

Partner, National Professional Services Group
Florham Park, NJ, USA

Charles E. Harris, CPA

Chuck Harris is a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and is a Principal Contributor to the 2013 update of the Internal Control -- Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). His experience spans over 30 years serving clients in the aerospace and defense, manufacturing, consumer products, pharmaceutical, communications, and power generation industries. He has specialized in serving large multinational consumer products companies, innovative entrepreneurial operations, and companies registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has extensive experience advising clients and reporting on the design and implementation of internal control environments, including addressing compliance aspects of Sarbanes-Oxley.

Chuck is currently assigned to the Auditing Services, Methods and Tools division of PwC's National Professional Services Group. Based in Florham Park, NJ, he is responsible for streamlining and developing practical auditing guidance, policies and training for the Firm's professionals as well as directly assisting engagement teams on effective and efficient audit strategies, evaluating internal controls, and other auditing and reporting matters. He has regular interactions with regulators and in the development of responses to proposed rules and standards affecting the audit practice. Chuck is PwC’s representative on the AICPA Conflict Mineral Task Force responsible for developing guidance related to performing independent private sector audits under the SEC Rule. Chuck is also the Firm's representative on the Assurance Services Executive Committee of the AICPA. He is consulted extensively on a wide variety of practice matters ranging from compliance with the SEC's XBRL rules to control deficiency evaluations in connection with systems of internal control over financial reporting.

Prior to his current role, Chuck was the regional leader of PwC's Risk Assurance practice in the New York Metro region. In this role, he managed a group of 250 partners and professionals who conducted financial audits and consulting engagements to advise clients on effective means of managing risks related to internal controls over business processes and information technology.

Chuck holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Austin Peay State University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the State Society of CPAs in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Prior to joining PwC, Chuck served as a Captain in the Finance Corps of the United States Army. He and his wife, Debi, live in Fair Haven, New Jersey. They have one son who is a CPA and a manager at PwC.


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