Alumni Spotlight: Charles Davis
Two-time UT alumnus Charles Davis is the finance risk management executive for Bank of America’s Chief Accounting Officer Group.
He is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring operational risk and compliance programs for corporate finance. This includes developing policies, procedures, and standards to comply with applicable laws, regulations, and industry-best practices; managing the bank-wide scoping and control documentation phases of Sarbanes-Oxley; managing the bank-wide affiliate transaction recording, monitoring, and reporting process (Regulation W); identifying operational and compliance risks to which corporate finance is exposed; and developing measures to prevent, eliminate, or mitigate losses.
Davis joined Bank of America in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1989 and has held a range of leadership positions in areas including management consulting services, general bank support services, change management, business project management, corporate real estate, technology and operations, compliance, and risk management.
Prior to joining Bank of America, Davis served as a senior manager in the Management Consulting Division of KPMG Peat Marwick in Washington, D.C. He was responsible for practice development and engagement management for a diversified client base including commercial, banking, non-profit, and state and federal government clients. Prior to joining KPMG Peat Marwick, he was an auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Knoxville, Tennessee.
A Knoxville native, Davis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Tennessee. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. Davis has been active in many civic and non-profit organizations.