Christopher

Ellingwood

Senior Manager | CISA, COBIT 5

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"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation."

-Herman Melville

Winning leadership in Service Organization Control engagements


Chris leads our IT Assurance team in engagements of state lotteries, pari-mutuel industry, financial institutions, insurance companies, technology companies and third-party administrators. Chris oversees all of the firm's engagements within the gaming industry including SOC examinations, security assessments, and risk assessments.

Chris is a Senior Manager in BerryDunn’s Management and IT Consulting Group. He works closely with staff and clients to supervise SOC engagements. He also specializes in IT assurance services, technology planning, and software development life cycle consulting. Prior to joining the Management Consulting team, Chris worked in BerryDunn's Financial Services Group conducting financial statement audits and employee benefit audits in the health care, banking and commercial industries.

Chris is also an Adjunct Professor at Champlain College in Burlington, VT. He teaches two online courses: Accounting Information Systems and Intermediate Accounting for Champlain's Continuing Professional Studies Program.

SSAE 18 and SSAE 16 Comparison Guide

Experience Highlights:

Chris helps clients with a variety of issues including:

  • SOC 1 (SSAE 18), SOC 2, SOC 3
  • SOC readiness assessments
  • Risk assessments
  • Compliance reviews
  • Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404
  • IT reviews and audits
  • IT consulting and security
  • IT support for financial audits
  • Software change management
  • Internal controls

Publications and Presentations:

Memberships and Committees:

  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association, Member

Community Service:

  • DREAM (Direction through Recreation, Education, Adventure and Mentoring), Alumni Board Officer, Constitution Keeper

Certification

  • CISA

    COBIT 5

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