Walter McNairy
Managing Partner, DHG Financial Services (CPA)
Raleigh, NC
Industry Focus
  • Banking
  • Broker-Dealers & Registered Investment Advisors
  • Financial Services
  • Mortgage Companies
  • Specialty Finance
  • Asset Management
  • Regional and Community Financial Institutions
Service Areas
  • Assurance
  • Audit, Reviews & Compilations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • SEC Services

Overview

Walter is the Managing Partner of DHG Financial Services. He leads a team of 35+ partners and more than 300 audit, tax and consulting professionals. As the Managing Partner, Walter oversees the work done for clients throughout DHG’s footprint, and serves as Engagement Quality Review Partner for many of DHG’s largest banking clients. He is considered a thought leader in the industry and helps develop DHG’s strategic approach to knowledge share within the Financial Services Group.

Over the past 25 years Walter has worked with community, regional and top 10 banks helping them achieve their strategic goals and navigate the complexities inherent in today’s environment. Prior to assuming his current leadership responsibilities, Walter served as a banking Partner and Director of SEC Services, ensuring compliance with emerging SEC guidance for the firm’s bank audit clients.

Walter joined DHG from a Big Four firm, where he spent 12 years, including a two-year assignment in the firm’s national office in New York and four years on the firm’s National Professional Practice Review Team.

Experience

Over the past 25 years Walter has worked with community, regional and top 10 banks helping them achieve their strategic goals, compliance within the industry and success within their markets. Prior to assuming his current leadership responsibilities, Walter served as a banking Partner and Director of SEC Services, ensuring compliance with emerging SEC guidance for the firm’s bank audit clients.

Walter joined DHG from a Big Four firm, where he spent 12 years, including a two-year assignment in the firm’s national office in New York and four years on the firm’s National Professional Practice Review Team.

Walter is also a frequent speaker at conferences, presenting on emerging issues for financial institutions. He often address topics regarding best practices for financial institutions management, and he offers keen insights for directors and audit committees.


Professional Organizations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia Bankers Associations
  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • AICPA Auditing Standards Board - Former Assistant to Chairman
  • Frequent Presenter on Emerging Issues for banks
Education
  • Masters, Accounting
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

In the Community

Walter is an active member of the philanthropic and business communities of North Carolina. He is deeply involved in the fundraising for The Healing Place of Raleigh, NC, an active member of his church and has been involved with the United Way for many years.


Civic Organizations
  • Managing Partner of Recruiting - University of North Carolina-Wilmington
  • Recruiter - University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • The Healing Place
  • United Way

Honors

  • North Carolina School of Banking - Advanced Management Program

Licenses

Licenses
  • Certified Public Accountant - NC - 19629

Knowledge Share