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Christopher Bunting, CPA, CIA


As a Partner and Aprio’s Assurance and Audit Services Lead in the Carolinas, Chris Bunting has more than three decades of experience conducting compilations, reviews, and internal and external audits for privately held businesses across the manufacturing and service industries.

Chris leverages his expertise in technical accounting standards, GAAP, financial reporting and financial analysis to surface strategic insights to increase profitability and provide assurance reporting for funding and M&A transactions. Chris also is responsible for managing quality control of audit engagements across the Carolinas.

One of Chris’s specialties is the audit of employee benefit plans including defined benefit plans and 401(k) plans. He works closely with finance, HR leaders, third party administrators, trustees, custodians and actuaries to evaluate the strength of plan internal controls and identify opportunities to streamline operations that effect the cost and management of benefits.

Chris earned his Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation while working as an internal auditor with National Textiles, a manufacturer in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Active in his community of Mt. Airy, North Carolina, Chris has served as treasurer of the United Fund of Surry. The United Fund works with multiple agencies in Surry County to provide emergency care and other services to youth, seniors and the disabled. In his spare time, Chris can be found jogging or riding his bike.

Chris’s professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Internal Auditors.