Anthony O'Reilly

Boston and the World

As the Head of Professional Practices at Siemens, AG I played a leadership role in a major Corporate re-construction of a global audit function, from inside the engine room.
After 10 years as a Partner in a Big Four firm, I was attracted by the opportunity of a turnaround challenge in one of the world's leading industrial companies. I moved my family to Germany and spent 4 years re-building this 450-person global audit organization back to health following a spectacular failure.

I am attracted by challenge, cultural diversity and companies who are willing to put effort into it and get to the next level. I am not dismayed by resistance to change and seek to work with companies willing to invest in skilled people who want to advance their own careers while bringing the organization to new heights and reducing the total cost of operations. All of these things were accomplished in my time at Siemens.

Prior to my role at Siemens, AG, I was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where I was a Partner in PwC's Global Assurance Methodology Group, which, among other things, created and launched the audit approach for the newly-merged new Firm in July 1998. I have served many top-name clients who have provided me with many interesting and practical challenges, and tested me in ways that have made me a better professional. I have advised many other top of the line organizations on audit governance and methods and, though it would not be right to name them I need to thank them all for contributing to my personal development. I have twice been the interim Chief Audit Executive when companies needed someone to help them quickly.

I am a published author and featured speaker on Audit and Governance practices.

  • Education
    • CPA (Massachusetts), ACA, BA (Hons), University of Birmingham