Meet Our Leadership Team

RON KRAL

CPA, CMA, CGMA

Ron serves as BDG-CPAs COSO Framework Educator and Advisor in furthering our mission in strengthening clients through a foundation of sound internal controls. He is a member of Kral Ussery LLC, which is a professional services firm delivering professional education. He has worked with hundreds of clients, many through Big-4 firms.

Prior to forming Kral Ussery LLC in 2017, Ron was a general manager of a business unit for a multi-billion dollar company traded on the NYSE. Previously, he was a principal consultant with PwC where he led operational audits and internal control projects. He began his public accounting career with a California CPA firm as a financial auditor where he signed audit opinions upon becoming managing director of the firm’s Orange County office.

Ron thrives on empowering executives and financial professionals through active learning combating real workplace challenges. He has facilitated hundreds of sessions on COSO control and ERM frameworks, risk assessments, fraud, boardroom leadership, SEC disclosures, auditing standards and accounting matters. Ron is a co-author of “The Board of Directors and Audit Committee Guide to Fiduciary Responsibilities”. He promotes practical approaches with a keen focus on business realities anchored in professional and regulatory standards.

Ron is a member of 4 of the 5 COSO sponsoring organizations; the AICPA, FEI, IIA, and IMA. He served on FEI’s working group for the development of COSO’s 2013 Internal Control – Integrated Framework and is a lead facilitator for the COSO Internal Control Certification Program for the AICPA and FEI. Ron holds an MBA from Arizona State University and a BBA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

BDG-CPAs strengthens its ability to deliver the highest level of internal control guidance through Ron. He has also collaborated with BDG-CPAs presentations in New York, NY and Charleston, SC.