Michael Head



Mike is currently a Lecturer in the Accounting Department at Texas A&M University in the Mays Business School. Mike also serves as a risk management, internal control, and operations consultant. Prior to joining Texas A&M University, Mike held the Resident Instructor position in the Accounting Department at Creighton University’s Heider College of Business. Mike joined Creighton University in January 2013 and served as an adjunct instructor for the Accounting Department until August 2014 when he assumed the full-time position of Resident Instructor.

Mike recently retired from TD Ameritrade in May 2013 where he served as the Chief Audit Executive. As Managing Director of Corporate Audit at TD Ameritrade, Mike was responsible for the coordination and delivery of risk-based and process-driven review, assurance, and advisory services specific to internal controls and risk management throughout TD Ameritrade. During his more than 36-year career he has served in various capacities, including director of internal audit, audit manager, and controller, for several companies and financial institutions. His experience includes the development and implementation of comprehensive, risk-based internal audit functions, and serving as a strategic, financial, operational, and compliance control consultant to the financial services industry.

In addition to earning numerous professional designations — the Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Chartered Bank Auditor, and Certified Information Systems Auditor — Mike is a FINRA Registered General Securities Representative (Series 7), General Securities Principal (Series 24), and a Financial and Operations Principal (Series 27), all of which are inactive. He is an active member of the IIA. He also serves as an appointed member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Investor Advisory Group (IAG). In the past, Mike has served as Vice Chair – Finance of the Executive Committee of the IIA’s International Board and served on and chaired the Audit Committee of the IIA’s International Board. Mike has also served as Chairman of the North American Advocacy Committee, a Trustee on the IIA’s Research Foundation Board, a North American Board member, and a Midwestern Region District Advisor. Mike co-authored Internal Auditing: Assurance and Consulting Services, a textbook published by the IIA Research Foundation in July 2007 with the second and third editions released in 2009 and 2013. He also co-wrote Blended Engagements, published in Internal Auditor magazine, which earned the authors the 2010 Outstanding Contributor Award. In 2014, Mike was awarded the CAHILL Award for Excellence by Creighton University’s Heider College of Business. In the fall of 2015, Mike helped form the Creighton Student Center for the Public Trust and served as the faculty moderator until June 2016. Mike, who earned a BSBA degree at the University of Missouri – Columbia, is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Missouri Society of CPAs, Information Systems Audit & Control Association, and Institute of Management Accountants.