AlixPartners, the global consulting firm, announced the appointment of John Riley as a managing director in the firm’s Financial Advisory Services practice. He will work from AlixPartners’ Washington, D.C. office.
With more than 30 years of experience in his field, John is a leading expert in advising public companies on complex accounting and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission-related reporting issues. He joins AlixPartners from Navigant Consulting Inc., where he worked since 2002 and where, most recently, he was a managing director assisting individuals, major corporations and accounting firms with complex accounting and auditing issues related to financial reporting, regulatory, and civil- and criminal-litigation matters.
Prior to that, he worked at Arthur Andersen LLP, where he rose to become an audit practice director was responsible for providing technical advice on accounting, auditing and auditor independence issues.
From 1984 to 1995, John held progressively more responsible positions at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, rising to become deputy chief accountant for the SEC in 1992 and acting chief accountant in 1995. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Baltimore and is a certified public accountant.
Simon Freakley, Chief Executive Officer at AlixPartners, said: “We’re delighted to have John join our firm. As a technical accountant and former regulator with extensive expert-testimony experience, he is well-placed to serve our clients on a wide range of business challenges and opportunities. His expertise and judgment will only deepen our offering in these areas."