Derek Criswell
Moss Adams


Derek has practiced public accounting since 1999. He’s the Firm’s Northern California Financial Services Regional Industry Group Leader responsible for leading the Firm’s Financial Institution, Consumer & Specialty Finance and Asset Management/Broker Dealer practices in Northern California. Derek is the lead audit partner for various financial institutions and SEC-reporting company audits ranging from de novo institutions, to multibillion-dollar institutions. Services he provides include financial statement and integrated audits, SEC filings, registration statements, credit reviews, internal control evaluations, due diligence, and board of director training.

Derek is also a lead instructor for the firm’s community bank training programs and is a frequent presenter at financial institution industry conferences, including the Western Bankers, as well as a regular contributor to Moss Adams Insights articles and industry publications. In 2011 Derek received the PeopleMetrics Brand Ambassador award, recognizing him for consistently delivering premier service to his clients. Derek is also known for his effective communication and strong technical skills.

Managing the Audit Function in 2022 and Beyond