O’Connor Davies Adds Two Industry Veterans to Lead Firm’s Risk Advisory Group

Joseph Zarkowski

Joseph Zarkowski

Harrison, N.Y.-based O’Connor Davies LLP (FY13 net revenue of $98 million) announced the addition of two partners who will launch the firm’s new risk advisory group. Joseph Zarkowski will serve as the PIC of O’Connor Davies’ risk advisory group and Mark Bednarz will serve as a partner in the group.

Mark Bednarz

Mark Bednarz

In his role as PIC, Zarkowski will be responsible for developing, managing and delivering the risk advisory group’s service lines. This includes service organization control reporting attestations, outsourced internal audits, internal control risk assessments, integrity monitoring, custody surprise examinations, regulatory and compliance reviews, technology audits and specialized attestation engagements.

Bednarz brings with him more than 20 years of public accounting and Fortune 500 experience to his role as partner for the firm’s new risk advisory group. He has expertise in internal audits, business reengineering, forensic accounting, Oracle implementations, regulatory compliance, SOX, IT audits and governance, SOC attestations and risk management.

“The addition of these two seasoned risk advisory professionals broadens O’Connor Davies’ specialized capabilities as we expand our offerings and services in more areas and in more regions, both nationally and internationally,” says MP Kevin Keane. “With their vast breadth of knowledge in risk advisory services and commitment to meeting their clients’ unique needs and challenges, Joe and Mark will be critical pieces in the overall growth of our business.”