Arun Gupta is a Risk Assurance Services partner and the leader of PwC’s Edmonton Consulting practice. He has more than 22 years of experience in the areas of large consulting engagements, internal audit, IT audit, operational audit, board and organizational governance, and ERM.
Arun joined our Edmonton office in 2012 after more than 14 years with PwC’s New Delhi, Houston, San Francisco and Calgary offices. Since joining the firm he has provided internal audit and consulting services to some of PwC’s largest public sector, health care, oil and gas, and utilities clients. Arun has led large internal audit co-sourcing and ERM arrangements, and has led teams within various organizations while acting as their Chief Audit Executive. He has also assisted clients with their Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting (ICOFR) related initiatives and has helped improve the effectiveness of their finance functions. This has involved working closely with public sector entities to help them maximise ICOFR benefits with very little burden that often comes with regulatory requirements.
Arun also has experience with change management, strategic planning, stakeholder engagement and facilitation, directing investigations, conducting training for clients, and re-engineering functional areas. His public sector clients value the depth of experience he brings to his engagements and his ability to navigate highly regulated industries.
Within PwC, Arun helped craft the firm’s current approach and methodology for conducting both internal audits and the performance of external quality assurance reviews for internal audit functions. He was also the architect of PwC’s global internal audit best practices.