Michael Gallagher

GallagherCollege of Business Alumnus of the Year, 2011

In his role as Managing Partner, Assurance Quality & Transformation, Mike Gallagher is responsible for a number of functions within Assurance focused on audit quality.  Mike leads the National Office, including: Accounting Services; SEC Services; Risk Management; Strategic Thought Leadership, Auditing Services and Audit Methodology.  Mike is responsible for PwC's Audit Transformation Program (ATP), Learning & Development, and Regulatory Relations and Inspections groups.  He also manages PwC's relationships with accounting standard setters (FASB) and certain professional organizations (AICPA, CAQ).  

Mike has more than 25 years of experience with client assignments involving numerous multinational SEC registrants.  His previous National Office roles and leadership positions included serving as PwC's U.S. Chief Accountant, U.S. Risk Management Leader and National Office Accounting Consulting Partner.  He has served as a Global Engagement Partner on a number of multinational SEC registrants focused primarily in the chemical/industrial products sector.  Mike formerly served on PwC's US Board of Partners and Principals, including the Finance, Governance, and Clients and Strategy committees.

Mike is a member of the PCAOB's Standing Advisory Group and Chairman of the Center for Audit Quality's Professional Practice Executive Committee.  He is a frequent speaker at industry events and a member of the AICPA and Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs.