Eric Miles
Partner
CPA, CFE, CFF, CIA

Biography

Eric has practiced public accounting since 1997. He helps clients implement enterprise risk management processes, perform risk assessments, and develop internal audit functions and other risk mitigation capabilities. His experience covers a wide variety of areas, including operations, compliance, accounting, information technology, and fraud prevention, and he is the outsourced director of internal audit for many organizations in several industries.

Eric is the partner in charge of the firm's Advisory Services Practice. He is also a former member of the Audit Advisory Committee, which sets audit policies for the firm. Eric is a frequent speaker on risk management topics and is a current and founding member of the AICPA’s Risk Assurance and Advisory Services Task Force. The goal of this task force is to position the CPA profession as the leader on enterprise risk management.

Selected Publications

  • "How Foundational Controls Can Help Your Organization Mitigate Risk and Improve the Reliability of Its Financial Statements" (Moss Adams Insight, January 2018)
  • "How Segregation of Duties and IT Risk Management Layering Can Help Improve Organizational Security" (Moss Adams Insight, January 2018)
  • "Guide to Segregation of Duties" (Moss Adams Report, January 2018)
  • "Market Momentum: Life Sciences Companies Dominated IPOs in 2014 (and will probably keep it up)" (Moss Adams Insight, February 2015)
  • "Transitioning to the New COSO Internal Control Framework for Public Companies" (Moss Adams Insight, April 2014)
  • "Another Fraud in the Crowd?" (The Fraud Examiner, January 2014)
  • "The Changing SOX Landscape" (Smart Business, September 2013)
  • "For the Life Sciences, an IPO Window is Open. But for How Long?" (Moss Adams Insight, August 2013)
  • "Embezzlement: A Serious Issue Too Few Take Seriously" (North Bay Business Journal, March 2013)
  • "Top 5 Things Companies are Doing Wrong in Corporate Compliance" (Corporate Compliance Insights, January 2013)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • The Four Internal Controls You Must Get Right
    (Moss Adams Webcast, February 2018)
  • State of Governance Survey Report, An analysis of corporate governance practices among middle-market US companies
    (Moss Adams webcast, March 2016)
  • What the New Revenue Recognition Rules Mean for Life Sciences Companies
    (Moss Adams webcast, September 2014)
  • SOX Survival Skills in the New PCAOB Environment
    (Moss Adams webcast, April 2014)
  • The Changing SOX Landscape: How PCAOB Inspections Will Change SOX During 2013
    (Moss Adams webcast, April 2013)
  • Complying with the Proposed Nasdaq Internal Audit Requirement
    (Moss Adams webcast, April 2013)
  • Crowdfunding for the Biosciences: A Real Prospect or Pipe Dream
    (Southern California Biomedical Council, February 2013)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, California Healthcare Institute
  • Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Institute of Internal Auditors

Education

  • BA, accounting, Pacific Lutheran University
  • MBA, finance/operations management, Purdue University – Krannert School of Management