Daniel Fornelius
CIA, Director, Risk Advisory Services

As a director in CohnReznick’s Risk Advisory practice. Daniel Fornelius has 20 years of experience in risk management, internal audit, compliance, and fraud prevention. He provides specialized risk advisory services to large and small-scale organizations, providing strategic insights and solutions to executives and key stakeholders. 

Serving a broad array of industries, Dan focuses on internal audit, SOX, MAR and regulatory compliance, risk management and corporate compliance, fraud prevention and detection, risk intelligence and automation, data analytics, and business process improvement. He is knowledgeable in several industry leading practices and disciplines including COSO, PCAOB, ISO, and IIA’s IPPF Guidance and Standards.

As a Certified Internal Auditor, Dan’s experience with enterprise risk, governance, business process, and internal controls protocols has extended to build outs, assessments, transformations of internal audit functions, risk management and compliance frameworks, and public company readiness programs. He frequently leads assessments around the effectiveness of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) programs, due diligence, organizational policies and procedures, and internal controls over financial reporting. 

Dan collaborates with companies to develop solutions and recommendations to remediate control deficiencies and critical issues while streamlining operations and business processes. He is conversant with several market leading integrated risk and GRC management technologies, helping clients optimize risk intelligence and automation initiatives and leverage sustainable future state strategies.


BS, Business Administration and Finance – Montclair State University 

Professional Affiliations 

Institute of Internal Auditors North Jersey Chapter, President and Board Member

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Areas of expertise

Daniel Fornelius

Office | 973-871-4037

Parsippany, NJ

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