Armanino Press Release
Press Release

New Audit Partner Welcomed

Former KPMG Pro Liam Collins Strengthens Service Organization Control (SOC) Practice

SAN RAMON, Calif., (March 17, 2015) – Armanino LLP, the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm based in California, announced today the appointment of 15-year industry veteran Liam Collins as audit partner effective immediately. He will lead the firm’s national service organization control (SOC) practice as a dedicated provider. Armanino’s unique approach benefits clients as they have a devoted staff of professionals with a deep SOC expertise on call, versus an incremental practice found in other national accounting firms. SOC reports provide assurance of companies’ controls in its financial reporting, processing security, availability and IT safeguards in accordance with industry standards.  

“Liam’s ability to lead companies through SOC readiness and audit processes is unmatched. He’s known throughout the industry for his deep knowledge and dedication as a SOC practice leader,” said Andy Armanino, managing partner of Armanino. “His work has benefited hundreds of clients who rely on SOC report assurance to better serve their customers and protect their individual brand reputation.”

Previously, Liam was a managing director at KPMG, where he was engagement partner on numerous complex assurance projects and IT advisory lead partner on major public companies in the retail, healthcare, financial services and technology industries. Additionally, he has held a variety of audit, assurance and finance leadership roles at PwC, ControlMetric, Clare Chapman and Prodapt with experience in financial statement audit, IT audit, risk management, business continuity, IT regulatory compliance and financial controls.

“What excites me most about joining Armanino is the ability to fully dedicate myself to the SOC practice,” said Collins, audit partner at Armanino. “It’s very unique for a firm to invest in a dedicated practice and it allows me to provide clients with unrivaled service, efficiency and a depth of analysis on their control environment.”

Liam received a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Golden Gate University, a Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law and an MBA from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

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March 17, 2015



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Armanino LLP (www.armaninollp.com) is one of the 25 largest independent accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. Armanino provides an integrated set of audit, tax, business management, consulting and technology solutions to companies in the U.S. and globally. The firm helps clients adapt and change in every stage of business, from startup through rapid growth to the sale of a company. Armanino emphasizes smart technology, leading a cloud revolution of financial, operational, sales and compliance tools that are transforming the way companies do business. Armanino is an independent member firm of Moore North America Inc. (MNA), which is itself a regional member of Moore Global Network Limited (MGNL), one of the world's major accounting and consulting membership organizations. All the firms associated with MNA and MGNL are independent entities, owned and managed in each location. Their membership in, or association with, MNA or MGNL should not be construed as constituting or implying any partnership between them. In addition to its core consulting and accounting practices, Armanino operates its division, AMF Media Group (www.amfmediagroup.com), a media and communications services agency. Its affiliate, Intersect Capital (www.intersectcapitalllc.com) is an independent financial planning, wealth and lifestyle management firm.

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