WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ankura Consulting (Ankura) today announced the appointment of Mitchell S. Friedman as Senior Managing Director. Mr. Friedman will practice with the firm’s Investigations & Accounting Advisory Group and will be based in Washington, DC.
Mitchell Friedman joins Ankura with more than 35 years’ experience in financial accounting and reporting, auditing, internal controls, remediation, and root cause analysis. He has successfully overseen a broad range of expert and consulting services involving accounting and audit advisory, investigation, and internal control related matters.
Prior to joining Ankura, Mr. Friedman served as Associate Director and Global Team Leader for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) in the Division of Registration and Inspections. While there, he was responsible for leading all aspects of the global inspection of domestic and foreign member firms of a Big Four Accounting Firm’s Global Network. In this role, he coordinated closely with foreign audit and securities regulators from around the world. In addition, he worked closely with both the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Chief Accountant (OCA) and the PCAOB’s Office of the Chief Auditor as well as the Division of Enforcement and Investigations.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Friedman was an audit partner for a Big 4 accounting firm. In this role, he led audit engagements with large publicly held companies. His client portfolio included consumer and industrial, software, food, and agriculture companies. He assisted companies in preparation for public offerings, recapitalizations, and joint ventures, as well as worked with law firms on investigation and litigation issues.
Steven Richards, a Senior Managing Director with Ankura, stated, “Mitch is a proven professional with a breadth of experience in audit, financial accounting, and reporting matters, which allows him to provide insightful perspectives to our clients. His commitment to culture and collaboration is complimented by his hands-on approach to provide personal services to his clients.”
Mr. Friedman stated, “The opportunity to join an organization built on the foundation of collaboration between professionals with deep expertise is very exciting. I look forward to working with Ankura’s leadership team to continue the momentum in building an organization focused on exceptional service to clients.”
About Ankura Consulting
Ankura Consulting is a business advisory and expert services firm where we apply a deep understanding of both the opportunities and challenges clients face to deliver impactful, senior-level counsel. An independent firm built on five key principles – Integrity, Quality, Diversity, Collaboration, Longevity – Ankura’s relationships extend beyond one engagement or issue and our industry experts are empowered to provide high-touch, unique approaches to clients every day. We offer a wide-range of services in Data Analytics & Technology Services, Investigations & Accounting Advisory, Litigation & Disputes, Regulatory & Contractual Compliance, Risk, Resilience & Geopolitical, Turnaround & Restructuring.