Christine Gunia


Division of Registration and Inspections

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

As DRI’s Director, Ms. Gunia oversees audit firm registrations and inspection of all domestic and foreign accounting firms that audit issuers whose securities trade in the U.S., as well as audits of certain SEC-registered broker-dealers.

Ms. Gunia served as DRI’s Acting Director from October 2023 to April 2024. Previously, she was DRI’s Deputy Director, Global Network Firm Inspection Program. In this role, she was responsible for overseeing 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 GNF inspection program. Earlier, she spent three years as Associate Director in DRI’s national office, working on 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 GNF program. Prior to joining the PCAOB, she worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York, Italy, and New Jersey.

Ms. Gunia 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.