Michael Ussery is an expert in financial accounting and reporting, in both U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and international financial reporting standards (IFRS). His areas of expertise extend to SEC financial reporting and compliance, internal controls, and corporate governance.
In both public and private firms, he has served as the chief financial officer (CFO) or controller. He was an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he had experience with initial public offerings. His international experience includes serving as CFO of the Malaysian subsidiary of an energy corporation.
Mr. Ussery has designed and implemented internal and external financial reporting systems and compliance structures and has extensive experience with Sarbanes-Oxley disclosures.
He has consulted to multinational companies, accounting firms, and small businesses. The industries where Mr. Ussery has worked as a consultant include oil and gas, telecommunications, IT consulting services, manufacturing, mortgage banking, banking, and financial services. He has also taught courses on accounting topics, such as foreign currency transactions, IPOs, reverse mergers, SEC reporting, and Sarbanes-Oxley Act implementation.
Mr. Ussery has served as an expert in matters that involve whether officers met the appropriate standard of care in connection with GAAP filings or in connection with internal investigations. He has also addressed issues related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as the impact of widespread operational and reporting functions on company performance.