During his 30+ year career, Sam Valencia has developed deep and diverse expertise as an Assurance Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PWC). During that time, he has developed and executed strategies to protect corporate assets, ensure accuracy in financial reporting, implement internal control strategies, and achieve operational excellence across a complex domestic and international market footprint.
An important element of Sam's experience has been in the area of mergers & acquisitions, where he has represented both buyers and sellers and, therefore, is attuned to their respective interests and requirements. In terms of his specific experience, Sam has managed a variety of issues related to the evaluation and selection of accounting pronouncements, purchase accounting, tax accounting, divestitures, internal control assessments, asset sales, tax strategies/structuring, and corporate expansion. He also has extensive experience working with public companies, assisting clients with the adoption and implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley Rule 404 requirements, 1933 Act equity and debt offerings, as well as other SEC filings and communications.
During his career at PWC, Sam was responsible for all services provided to his public, private and middle market companies in a variety of industries. In this role, Sam held a leadership position in PwC's human capital development program; directed large, often globally-based teams of consultants; and created solutions for complex accounting/tax issues.
Sam received his B.S. degree in Accounting from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He has held CPA licenses in a number of states, and has held Board and officer positions with organizations such as the Association for Corporate Growth, The Mental Health Association and Meadowbrook Country Club.