Michael Juergens

Michael Juergens



MBA, UC Irvine
BA in Economics, UC Irvine

Research Interest


Michael Juergens has more than 20 years of professional experience, and has been with Deloitte since 1996. His past leadership roles within the firm include leading the Control Assurance practice for the Pacific Southwest Region, serving as the national communications leader for the Control Assurance practice, and being one of the national founders and leaders of the Corporate Governance Services practice. He currently serves as the US leader of the Information Technology Internal Audit practice.

Mr. Juergens specializes in the assessment of internal controls. He currently serves as the lead or advisory Principal for a number of large multi-national organizations, where he provides services around internal controls and compliance with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley. He provides attestation services, where he serves as the external auditor assessing compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. He also provides consultative services to organizations to assist them with the assessment and enhancement of their internal control environment, either directly or serving as their internal auditor.

He is a sought after speaker and thought leader on internal controls and security and has spoken to numerous groups, including The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), MIS Training Institute, and many others.  

He sits on various professional committees for the IIA, and ISACA. He also oversees all the Information Technology audit training courses offered by the IIA and ISACA, and is the primary author of the IIA’s Global Technology Audit Guide: Management of IT Auditing. He has also taught graduate-level courses in internal controls at both the University of Southern California and the University of CA Irvine.

Mr. Juergens has provided expert witness testimony and other litigation support in legal matters related to internal controls. He is a Certified Internal Auditor ("CIA"), a Certified Information Systems Auditor ("CISA"), a Certified Government Auditing Professional ("CGAP"), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise Information Technology ("CGEIT"), and Certified in Risk Management Assurance ("CRMA").