Paul Basso Joins PwC's Risk Assurance Services Practice

Dec 22, 2010, 09:00 ET from PwC

BOSTON, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US today announced that Paul Basso has joined the firm as a partner in the Internal Audit Services practice.  Basso joins PwC from Ernst & Young, where he was a principal leading the US Insurance Process and Controls practice.  He will be based in Boston and will serve clients in the Northeast, which includes the firm's offices in Boston, Hartford, Conn. and Albany, N.Y.  

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"Paul's deep industry expertise and his local market experience make him ideally suited to serve our Northeast market clients," said Barry Nearhos, PwC's Northeast Managing Partner.  

Dean Simone, PwC US Risk Assurance leader added, "We needed a strong client service partner with great relationships and team building skills to lead our Northeast Internal Audit Services group, and we are confident Paul will be a great asset to our clients and our people."

Basso brings more than 25 years of experience to his new role, with expertise transforming and operating  internal audit functions, providing risk advisory services, as well as IT controls, and enterprise risk management and compliance operations across multiple industries.

Basso's experience includes advising global, multi-billion dollar diversified financial service firms, large asset managers, insurance companies, and clients across health sciences, technology, gaming, hospitality and manufacturing industries.  Basso will draw on his industry expertise to serve PwC's clients, developing and implementing solutions to help improve the value that internal audit brings to organizations.

Basso is a Certified Internal Auditor, and holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Business from St. Anselm College.

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