Christine Gunia to Serve as Acting Director of PCAOB Division of Registration and Inspections

Gunia will assume role when George R. Botic is sworn in as Board Member

Washington, DC, Sep. 28, 2023

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) today announced that Christine Gunia will serve as Acting Director of the Division of Registration and Inspections (DRI) when current Director George R. Botic is sworn in as a Board Member. The SEC announced yesterday that it has appointed Botic to serve as a Board Member when Board Member Duane M. DesParte’s second term ends October 24, 2023.

Gunia has been with the PCAOB since 2004. Since 2018, she has served as DRI’s Deputy Director, Global Network Firm Inspection Program, where she is responsible for overseeing the inspections of the six largest domestic accounting firms as well as their non-U.S. affiliated firms. 

“Christine’s vast experience and expertise will serve investors well as she assumes this new role. We are grateful to her for bringing steady leadership to the Inspections Division as we continue the work of enhancing our inspections and increasing transparency,” said PCAOB Chair Erica Y. Williams.

“I appreciate the confidence the Board has placed in me, and I am excited to lead my talented and dedicated DRI colleagues as we continue working to drive improvements in audit quality and protect investors,” said Ms. Gunia.  

“Christine’s deep understanding of the DRI team and the PCAOB’s inspection process will help make her an immediately effective Acting Director,” said Mr. Botic.

Since joining the PCAOB in 2004, Gunia has worked primarily on inspections of both domestic and international large firms and, since 2011, served as a team leader in the Global Network Firm Inspection Program. Earlier, she spent three years as associate director in the Inspection Division's national office, working on the inspections of international firms.

From 2004 to 2008, Gunia was an inspector, focusing on domestic inspections of firms that are now included in the global program.

Prior to joining the PCAOB, she worked at a registered public accounting firm 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.


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The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate, and independent audit reports. The PCAOB also oversees the audits of brokers and dealers, including compliance reports filed pursuant to federal securities laws.


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