Gerard (Rod)  Brennan, CFE, PhD

Gerard (Rod) Brennan, CFE, PhD

Gerard (Rod) Brennan, CFE, PhD, is NA Risk & Internal Control Officer for Siemens. A passionate advocate of using technology to audit and monitor, he works with researchers around the world to develop a continuous auditing / monitoring culture and technology for Siemens. Rod successfully defended his PhD thesis on "The Use of Intelligent Software to Enable Continuous Auditing". His research work included the design and development of a proof of concept ERP (SAP) continuous auditing software model incorporating some of the latest continuous auditing research concepts. The model was co-developed with Rutgers Universities' Continuous Auditing Research Laboratory (CarLab). Rod is also an adjunct professor teaching advanced auditing and information technology in the Rutgers University MBA program. Previously, he worked as CFO for a foundation, as an SAP consultant, and in various accounting and controlling positions for a Fortune 500 US company.