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Bob Rawles

Bob Rawles, CPA
Compliance Audit Consulting and Training / Eugene, Oregon

Bob Rawles has over sixteen years of auditing experience, almost exclusively nonprofit and government organizations. His practice area concentrates on OMB Circular A-133 compliance audits of institutions of higher education, research organizations, and state and local governments. In 2010, he formed Compliance Auditing Consulting & Training.

From 1996 through 2011, Bob has been a Business Assurance leader for Moss Adams LLP, a West Coast regional accounting firm. He served as the primary A-133 compliance audit specialist for Moss Adams until 2010. In that role, he was heavily involved in quality reviews of A-133 engagements, the design of audit tools and practice aids, and he was the firm's primary A-133 trainer. He is also a licensed municipal auditor in the state of Oregon.

He frequently served as a technical reviewer on A-133 engagements throughout Moss Adams' practice offices, most notably for institutions of higher education. He oversaw the development of specific tools and audit programs for student financial aid and research programs, as well as the design of planning and reporting tools for use in A-133 engagements. He also developed specialized quality control checklists for A-133 audits.

As the primary A-133 trainer for Moss Adams, Bob developed and presented training sessions for both internal and external audiences. In both 2008 and 2009, he was a co-presenter on the subject of single audit quality issues at the national AICPA conferences for non-profit organizations and for governments, as well as a related government and non-profit training program sponsored by the AICPA. He has also done presentations on the subject of single audit quality to other audit organizations throughout the US.

Bob has been extremely active with the AICPA's Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC). He served as a member of the AICPA Single Audit Training Needs and CPE Evaluation Task Force, addressing the training related recommendations of the PCIE National Single Audit Sampling Project. He has represented the GAQC at several annual conferences sponsored by various state CPA societies, providing an update on the GAQC, the auditing implications of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and the various efforts by both the AICPA and the Federal community in response to the PCIE study. Bob has served as a technical reviewer for AICPA audit guides, and regularly participated in joint meetings of Federal agencies, regulatory bodies, the AICPA, and the auditor community, held in Washington, DC.