Gunjan Sanghi
Managing Director

Former PCAOB Special Advisor; Accounting & Audit Advisory

Gunjan Sanghi is a Managing Director at Ankura based in Washington, DC. He has over 20 years of experience in regulatory oversight with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and assurance and advisory services with Big Four public accounting firms in the US and internationally.

  • Experience

    Before joining Ankura in 2019, Gunjan was advisor to one of PCAOB’s board members and advised on strategic, policy, operational, and people related matters, including development of the strategic plan and an organization-wide transformation of programs and processes. In this role, he reviewed, analyzed, and provided advice on all matters presented before the board for decision, including; proposed auditing standards, enforcement matters, inspection reports, and other public reports and guidance regarding PCAOB activities and recommendations regarding international collaboration.

    Prior to his role as a board advisor, Gunjan was an Inspections Leader in PCAOB’s Division of Registration and Inspections. He led and participated in various aspects of the inspection programs, including inspection planning and execution, report writing, and remediation, for the Big Four accounting firms and their affiliates in the US and multiple foreign jurisdictions, respectively. He inspected audits of listed companies, including Fortune 100 companies, in a variety of industries (manufacturing, technology, retail, energy – oil and gas/mining, and services), to assess the degree of compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the rules and standards of the PCAOB and the SEC, and other professional standards. He also evaluated firms’ quality control structures and the impact these structures have on audit quality. As subject matter expert, Gunjan consulted on various accounting matters related to the technology industry. He also prepared and facilitated multiple trainings on accounting and auditing hot topics at annual, regional, and local levels.

    Before joining the PCAOB, Gunjan managed clients in the assurance and advisory practices of Big Four accounting firms in the US, Middle-East, and Asia. His experience includes integrated audits of financial statements (prepared in accordance with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and International Financial Reporting Standards), cost-audits, internal control reviews, due diligence for acquisitions, financial modeling and quantitative analyses, fraud investigations, and other corporate finance assignments for listed corporations and private companies, including Fortune 500 companies. His client portfolio included companies in the technology, industrial and consumer goods manufacturing, and service industries.

    Gunjan has also managed cross-geography process migration in a shared services environment for a global technology company.