Neha Patel, CPA, CISA, CDPSE, has more than 17 years of experience in public accounting and internal audit, with an emphasis on governance, risk and compliance engagements. An American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) System and Organization Control (SOC) Specialist, she focuses on delivering SOC audits, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and other technology consulting services. Neha is one of the AICPA’s training leaders for the national SOC School; she worked with the AICPA to help build the testing criteria for the SOC certificate, and has herself received the AICPA SOC Certificate seal. As the firm methodology leader for SOC audits, she is deeply experienced with the integration of financial reporting and technology services. She also has extensive experience leading outsourced and co-sourced internal audit engagements for publicly traded and privately held companies across multiple industries, including financial services, energy, retail/distribution and technology.
Neha is an active participant in numerous industry associations, including the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA) and the AICPA. She is also the Committee Chair for the McCombs BBA Advisory Board at the University of Texas at Austin, and serves as a committee member of the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Executive Women’s Roundtable, an elite organization of top executives. She also serves as Chair of Weaver’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiative, Inspire.
Neha is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE). She earned a Master of Professional Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting, with a minor in management information systems, from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.