Michael Levy is the 2023–24 Chair of the North American Board of Directors of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and CEO & Managing Principal at Cherry Hill Advisory. He is a recipient of The IIA’s prestigious John B. Thurston award and co-author of Sawyer’s Internal Auditing textbook. Michael has served in multiple roles with The IIA, including chairing the publication advisory committee and as an officer with the Philadelphia chapter.
Michael has extensive experience in developing risk-based audit programs and accounting policies and procedures, including process improvement, enterprise risk assessments, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, corporate reporting, acquisition due diligence, and the development and execution of business and technology audits.
At Cherry Hill Advisory, Michael provides risk-based audits and programs, CFO services, and proactive cybersecurity strategies to a broad range of pre-IPO and publicly traded clients. He leads global teams in the deployment of financial controls, operational audits, cost savings initiatives, and complex technology assessments.
Michael has in-depth experience creating high-performance internal audit departments and is widely known for his talent to implement transformative organizational changes by utilizing a solid ability to combine business process, accounting, and technology, to strengthen overall organizational enterprise value, helping multiple companies with pre-IPO readiness, and first-year public company compliance.
Michael earned an MBA from Purdue University Global and a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Rutgers University. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), holds a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and a Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE).