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Doug Mims

Partner, Financial Institutions Sub-Line Leader

Direct: 770.255.6043
Mobile: 404.984.6192

Doug offers primarily internal and external audit services to both private and publicly held financial services companies, ranging in size from de novo status to multi-billion dollar institutions. He also provides his clients extensive experience in Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, and Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL). Doug’s clients appreciate his high-level experience coupled with his sincere desire to be helpful every step of the way.

Years of Experience



Troy University, Bachelor’s Troy University, Master’s

Professional & Civic Leadership
  • Institute of Internal Auditors – Atlanta Chapter Board of Governors
  • Georgia Bankers Association – Vice Chair Accountants Section Board
  • Kennesaw State University Internal Audit Center Advisory Board
  • TROY University Foundation Board of Directors
  • TROY University Sorrell College of Business Dean’s Executive Advisory Council
  • TROY Athletics Leadership Society
Professional Credentials

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

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  • 7th Annual Atlanta IIA Government and Not-For-Profit Conference

    On January 19th, 2024, CRI Partner Doug Mims spoke at the 7th Annual Atlanta IIA Government and Not-For-Profit Conference virtually for the Atlanta Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors. Doug provided a detailed overview of key accounting and auditing standards affecting community financial institutions, banks, fintech, etc. He highlighted the evolving Internal Standards for Auditing and the International Professional Practices Framework, emphasizing the new Global Internal Audit Standards draft. The course covers the 5 domains and 15 principles within them, offering participants a solid foundation in the updated standards.

  • Georgia Society of CPAs Financial Institution Conference

    On October 19th, 2023, CRI Partner Doug Mims spoke at the Georgia Society of CPAs Financial Institution Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Doug provided a high-level overview of the most relevant accounting and auditing standards impacting community financial institutions, banks, fintech, and etc.

  • Institute of Internal Auditors – Financial Services Conference

    On June 9th, 2023, CRI Partner Doug Mims moderated the Institute of Internal Auditors - Atlanta Chapter panel discussion on "the current banking environment." Panelists included Federal and State regulatory bodies, law, and investment banking representatives. Topics included regulatory priorities, credit risk management, interest rate risk, and liquidity in today's banking environment.

  • Georgia Bankers Association President/CEO, Bank Counsel and Bank Accountant Conference

    CRI Partners Doug Mims and Hillary Collier presented and facilitated a discussion of current accounting, auditing and regulatory topics as for of the Accountants Conference session on September 26, 2022. Such topics will include: Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL); changes to loan modification accounting; recent proposed regulatory guidance on Commercial Real Estate loan work outs; accounting for debt securities pre and post CECL implementation; and FDICIA transition.

  • Community Bankers Association of Georgia – Advanced BSA/AML Compliance School

    CRI Partner Doug Mims presented at the Community Bankers Association of GA Advanced BSA/AML Compliance School on August 22, 2022. As the Financial Institutions Sub-line Industry Leader and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Doug served as a panelist throughout the session.

  • Georgia Society of CPAs 2022 Financial Institutions Conference

    CRI Partners Doug Mims and Hillary Collier presented at an Accounting, Auditing (A&A) and Tax Update on October 20, 2022, that provided a high level overview of the most timely relevant accounting and auditing standards impacting community financial institutions, as well as recent tax developments. In addition, the presenters provided an update from the 2022 AICPA Conference on Banks and Savings Institutions being held in September 2022.

  • Ethics for Internal Auditors

    On October 6th, 2021, CRI Partner Doug Mims presented at “Ethics for Internal Auditors” alongside the Association of Credit Union Internal Auditors via a virtual webinar. This webinar provided an overview of the Institution of Internal Auditors Code of Ethics and considerations for demonstrating conformance to the principles of integrity, objectivity, confidentiality, and competency. Attendees also learned more about the specifics of enterprise risk management (ERM) and regulatory compliance.

  • CECL: Recent Developments and Next Steps for Financial Institutions

    CRI Partner Doug Mims presented via virtual webinar on behalf of the Association of Credit Union Internal Auditors on September 27, 2021. This webinar covered a summary of the impact of CECL to date, as well as an overview of the accounting and regulatory guidance. Additionally, the Weighted Average Remaining Maturities (WARM) method, the Interagency Policy Statement on the allowance for credit losses, and many more resources and tools discussed.

  • The I IA’s Three Lines Model: ACUIA Webinar

    CRI Partner Doug Mims participated in the ACUIA webinar on July 21, 2021, which covered the Institute of Internal Auditors’ (IIA) Three Lines Model. This presentation included practical applications for financial institutions, the role of internal audit in the implementation of the new model, and ongoing considerations for internal audit on a prospective basis.