Financial Services Risk Management: Synchronizing Collaboration to Strengthen Internal Controls

Mike Ginese
Mike Ginese First Citizens Bank
Scott Cronin
Scott Cronin Bank of New York Mellon
Jill Agudelo
Jill Agudelo CrossCountry Consulting
Mike Rissmiller
Mike Rissmiller AuditBoard
Baqhar Syed
Baqhar Syed AuditBoard

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Mike Ginese is an Executive Director with Internal Audit at First Citizens Bank. He leads the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program, and is the Head of Bank and Loan Operations Audit. Mike started his career in public accounting, and over the last 20 years, has worked with leading financial services companies to transform risk and controls programs, including Sarbanes-Oxley, FDICIA, operational risk management, and internal audit.

Scott Cronin is a Managing Director and Global Head of the SOX Compliance & Controls team for Bank of New York Mellon, which incorporates Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR), Internal Controls over Regulatory Reporting (ICRR), IT SOX, and the Basel Independent Verification (BIV) team. The SOX team has 80+ team members located in New York, Pittsburgh, Manchester, Poland, and India. Scott has 25+ years of financial services experience in a variety of senior roles. Prior to joining BNYM, Scott was the Director and Head of Operational Risk for all global functions (Finance, HR, etc.) at AIG. Scott also spent a decade at American Express, where he led various teams in SOX, program management, and controllers. Scott started his career at PwC, leading operational, financial, and technology audits. Scott has a degree in Finance and Computer Science from Boston College.

Jill Agudelo is a Partner and leads CrossCountry Consulting’s Risk and Compliance practice. She has over 20 years of experience in internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, enterprise risk management, internal controls, and organizational change management within the financial services industry and beyond. She started her career in internal audit at ExxonMobil and has also worked for Navigant Consulting and Morgan Franklin.

Mike Rissmiller is a Market Advisor, Financial Services at AuditBoard. A former regulator with the Federal Reserve, Mike began his career focusing on bank capital and liquidity reporting. He then transitioned to industry internal audit as an Audit Manager for State Street Corporation, leading many new regulatory response initiatives before joining AuditBoard in 2021.

Baqhar Syed (CPA-CA, CIA, CISA) is the Head of Financial Services at AuditBoard. With over 15 years of public accounting experience, he has also held a variety of advisory and consulting roles in the audit, risk, and compliance space. Baqhar joined AuditBoard in 2017 and now leads a team helping large financial institutions better collaborate and achieve their technology goals.


As the financial services sector navigates an increasingly challenging risk and regulatory landscape, regulatory compliance pressures will continue to compound in 2023. Hosted by AuditBoard and CrossCountry Consulting, internal audit, internal controls, and enterprise risk experts in the financial services industry will discuss best practices for mitigating risk exposure and improving collaboration across the three lines. They will also share results from a recent financial services risk survey conducted to learn more about organizational risk structures, successful collaboration methods and tools, and the industry’s opinions on effectiveness of board oversight.

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