George Wilfert, Deputy Director, serves as senior technical advisor in the Office of Research and Analysis (ORA), and is responsible for overseeing support to PCAOB staff on complex matters. Mr. Wilfert also collaborates with staff from the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Securities and Exchange Commission on various PCAOB-related matters. Mr. Wilfert joined the PCAOB in 2006 as an Inspections Leader working on the inspections of large firms. He became an Associate Director in the Division of Registration and Inspections in 2009 before moving to the Office of Research and Analysis in 2011.
Prior to joining the PCAOB, Mr. Wilfert worked for a decade at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Two of those ten years were spent at the firm's national office focusing on risk management. Before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mr. Wilfert worked for Arthur Andersen. He began his audit career at KPMG Peat Marwick.
Mr. Wilfert earned a B.S. in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University. He is a certified public accountant in California and New Jersey.