Vice Chairman and Assurance Leader
Maria Castañón Moats is the US Assurance Leader of PwC, where she serves as a member of the US Leadership Team and the Global Assurance Executive Leadership Team. Maria's leadership of the national Assurance practice encompasses business strategy, quality and regulatory relations, innovation, risk management, portfolio strategy and business development, and human capital.
She's a results-oriented leader who has built her career by delivering great client service, primarily to retail, consumer and industrial product clients. She currently serves as the lead engagement partner on a large Northeast retail company.
Maria’s professional experience spans accounting, financial reporting, investigations and M&A. She has led audits of both public and private entities, initial and secondary public offerings, and private placement and public debt registrations.
Prior to becoming the US Assurance Leader, Maria served as the Regional Assurance Leader for the East Region, overseeing operations for offices from Boston to Florida. From 2011 to early 2016, Maria was PwC's Chief Diversity Officer where she led the strategy and execution of the Firm's diversity and inclusion efforts. During that time she led the firm to significant achievements, including the #1 ranking on DiversityInc's list of “50 Best Companies to Work For.”
Maria’s significant technical accounting and auditing experience led to her appointment in 2009 as a consulting partner in our National Office, advising partners and engagement teams in assessing risk, including client and engagement acceptance, error evaluation and resolution, going concern and investigations.
She's fluent in Spanish and has traveled extensively on client assignments throughout the US, Europe and Latin America.