Walter McNairy
Partner, 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


Over the past 30 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. He 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 DHG Financial Services. Walter previously served as the Managing Partner of DHG Financial Services 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 addresses topics regarding best practices for financial institutions management, and he offers keen insights for directors and audit committees.

Walter is an active member of the philanthropic and business communities of North Carolina. He is an active member of his church and has been involved with the United Way for many years.


Professional Organizations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • AL, FL, GA, MD, NC, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV Bankers Associations
  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • AICPA Auditing Standards Board - Former Assistant to Chairman
  • Frequent Presenter on Emerging Issues for banks
  • Masters, Accounting
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

In the Community

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


  • North Carolina School of Banking - Advanced Management Program


  • Certified Public Accountant - NC - 19629

Knowledge Share