Chris Vanover

Instructor, Audit

Chris is a Certified Public Accountant with over two decades of unique public accounting experiences, including distinctive auditing, regulatory, and educational roles with international and regional firms, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”), and multiple universities. Chris currently serves on the leadership team and as a Chief Auditor for Auvana, the Audit Service Center for CPA Firms (www.auvana.com). With a mission to make public accounting better, Auvana provides fractional chief auditors and audit specialists for on-demand AICPA & PCAOB support to Top 10, regional, and local CPA firms throughout the United States. By offering instant talent, deep expertise, and the power of collaborative consumption, Auvana’s innovative and custom plans are transforming how CPA firms deliver audits and simply how they get stuff done.

When teaching within firms or at universities, Chris draws upon his collective experience as an audit partner with responsibility for quality control, as well as a combined 13 years with PwC, spanning both client-service and serving within its National Quality Organization. In his national role, Chris provided both PCAOB and AICPA auditing and methodology advice to engagement teams, assisted both national and local leaders with various audit quality initiatives, and created and facilitated numerous technical trainings. From 2011-2013, Chris served as a technical advisor within the PCAOB’s Office of Research & Analysis, where he primarily performed technical consultations and assisted with various strategic projects, including audit quality indicators.

Since 2010, Chris has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California, the University of California Irvine, California State University Fullerton, and Chapman University, where he has instructed and continues to instruct both graduate and undergraduate courses in accounting and auditing.

Chris received a Master of Accounting from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics-Accounting & Legal Studies from Claremont McKenna College.

Scroll to Top