Mr. Connor is an expert in complex accounting and auditing matters, including those related to mergers and acquisitions, accounting for intangibles, and audits involving internal controls and a range of other issues.
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Mr. Connor was a US and UK audit partner for a Big 4 accounting firm for over four decades. He served as an audit signing partner and a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reviewing partner for domestic and international clients, including both public and privately held companies. Mr. Connor has extensive experience working with Audit Committees and company management on audits – including joint audits – involving Appendix K issues, internal controls, and Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) Section 404 compliance.
Mr. Connor also has expertise in due diligence assistance, various accounting and reporting issues, forensic examinations, and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) inspections. He has worked with companies in a variety of industries, including retail, food and beverage, transportation, manufacturing, real estate, healthcare, hospitality, and others. His clients included JCPenney, Burger King, The Home Depot, Ryder System, Costco, Macy’s, and Ryanair.