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Kirk Balcom

Kirk Balcom

Kirk Balcom | CIA, CISA, CFE | Principal

Jackson, MI | 517.787.6503 | Email
Service Areas | Operational auditing, risk assessment, quality assessment of internal audit departments, Service Organizations Controls (SOC) assurance

Kirk provides internal audit and internal control consulting services with Rehmann’s business consulting team. His work focuses on key business risks and often results in cost savings and cash recovery opportunities for his clients.

Experience

Kirk’s internal auditing career began in 1976. His background includes Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, risk assessment, internal controls consulting, contract compliance, internal audit, and external quality assessment work with clients in the utility, higher education, insurance, manufacturing, healthcare, financial institution and not-for-profit industries.

One of Kirk’s strengths is using the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) Internal Control-Integrated Framework to help organizations assess and enhance their internal control systems. This knowledge, along with his knowledge of the Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT) Framework helped Kirk develop Rehmann’s SOC 1, 2 & 3 practice that serves numerous clients.

Prior to joining the firm in 2003, Kirk was a team leader for Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 (internal controls over financial reporting) project deliverables at a $20 billion-dollar (asset) combination gas and electric utility company. He also performed operational, contract, financial, information systems, joint venture and international auditing for the utility.

  • With more than 25 years of hands-on experience in the utility industry, Kirk is highly skilled in this area and has served many other utility companies from a business consulting perspective.
  • Involved in professional organizations to stay connected in the industry, Kirk is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (Detroit chapter), Information Systems Audit and Control Association (Detroit chapter) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
  • Kirk is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Certified Fraud Examiner and he has achieved accreditation in Internal Quality Assessment Validation as established by The Institute of Internal Auditors.

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