Sean P. Linton, CPA, CITP

Partner
Technology Consulting

Biography

A Navy veteran with a broad base of experience in multiple audit disciplines, Sean offers a well-rounded approach to his technology advisory and attestation work. He sees trust as a foundational component in the auditor/client relationship. He emphasizes the importance of transparency, accountability, and professionalism on his audit teams – an easy task with the exceptional auditors he has the privilege to work with at Lurie.

Sean specializes in System and Organization Controls (SOC) examinations. He has been fortunate to work with organizations across the spectrum, from small investment firms to large international corporations learning the nuances of control maturity throughout the duration of organizational lifecycles. Over the years, he has lead international audits in France, Hong Kong, India, and Taiwan, with much of that fieldwork being performed abroad. These experiences have allowed him to become versed in international reporting and compliance frameworks in addition to his detailed knowledge of US reporting guidance and regulations.

In addition to his practice at Lurie, Sean also serves as a national instructor for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), teaching SOC-focused courses to CPAs around the country. His experience with the AICPA has also led him to serve as a technical reviewer for the AICPA’s SOC program. Closer to home, Sean chairs a report acceptance body (RAB) for the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants and serves on the Society’s peer review executive committee. He is also frequently asked to support peer review committees throughout the US as a SOC subject matter expert.

Outside of the office, Sean enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids, hunting, fishing, canoeing, and playing golf.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting – Regis University

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Professional and Community Involvement
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Various non-profits supporting veterans and their families
  • Bunker Labs Minneapolis