Christine Gunia

Acting Director

Division of Registration and Inspections

Christine Gunia is the Acting Director of the Division of Registration and Inspections (DRI), which includes the Global Network Firm, Non-Affiliate Firm, and Broker-Dealer Firm inspection programs, as well as the registration program.

As DRI’s Acting Director, Ms. Gunia oversees the registrations and inspections of all domestic and foreign accounting firms that audit public companies whose securities trade in the U.S., as well as all broker-dealer audits.

Before being named Acting Director, Ms. Gunia served as DRI’s Deputy Director, Global Network Firm Inspection Program. In this role, she was responsible for overseeing the inspections of the six largest domestic accounting firms as well as their non-U.S. affiliated firms. She was named to the position in May 2018.

Ms. Gunia joined the PCAOB in 2004 and has worked primarily on inspections of both domestic and international large firms. Starting in 2011, she served as a team leader in the Global Network Firm inspection program. Earlier, she spent three years as Associate Director in the DRI’s national office, working on the inspections of international firms.

From 2004 to 2008, Ms. Gunia was an inspector, focusing on domestic inspections of firms that are now included in the Global Network Firm program. Prior to joining the PCAOB, she worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York, Italy, and New Jersey.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in accountancy from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York and New Jersey.