Susan Coffey

Chief Executive Officer, Public Accounting at American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Susan Coffey

Susan Coffey

Chief Executive Officer, Public Accounting at American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Biography

In this role Sue is responsible for the professional activities, content and delivery of all AICPA public accounting technical and self-regulatory functions, which support the work of U.S. CPAs who practice in public accounting firms.

This work includes setting strategy for and leading AICPA’s initiatives related to professional standards of practice; financial reporting; audit, assurance and advisory innovation; tax service; advisory services and credentialing; professional ethics and enforcement; practice monitoring; audit quality centers; and the Uniform CPA Examination. Sue is also responsible for global relations and alliances with organizations, such as the International Federation of Accountants and the Global Accounting Alliance, to support and strengthen the global accountancy profession and the value of the U.S. CPA abroad.

Sue’s responsibilities span a number of diverse communities and stakeholders, both domestic and international, giving her a unique, global perspective. Her wide range of experience allows her to bring a broad view to strategic planning, risk management and problem-solving, which guide the AICPA as its executes on its public interest activities, develop opportunities for CPA firms, and work with firms and other key stakeholders.

Sue is a licensed CPA in the States of New York and New Jersey, as well as a CGMA. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the New Jersey Society of CPAs. She is also a member of the Professional Practice Executive Committee of the Center for Audit Quality, an AICPA affiliate. Sue has been honored over the years by being recognized as one of the Most Powerful Women in Accounting by the CPA Practice Advisor and by inclusion on Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting list.

Prior to joining the AICPA, Sue was with PricewaterhouseCoopers' accounting and auditing practice. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

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Executive Director at American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

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Assurance Services Managing Partner at Ernst & Young LLP

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Chief Operating Officer at American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

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Chief Executive Officer at Succession Institute

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Senior Director-Public Affairs, Advocacy & Media at American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

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Senior Director-Public Affairs, Advocacy Communications & Media at American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

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Senior Director, Corporate Communications & International PR at American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

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Chief Executive Officer, Public Accounting at American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Education
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Fairfield University is a private, co-educational undergraduate and master's level teaching-oriented university located in Fairfield, Connecticut, in the New England region of the United States. It was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1942, and today is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The primary objectives of a Fairfield University education are to develop the creative intellectual potential of its students and to foster in them ethical and religious values and a sense of social responsibility.

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The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants provides vocational education in accounting. The company provides services to the accounting community, regulatory bodies, and other organizations. It also operates in Jersey City, Washington, and Lewisville. It was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

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Current

American Society of Association Executives provides business solutions to the association community that help associations grow and prosper, save time and money, and simplify the business of running an association. The company is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Member
Current

New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) is the largest professional organization serving the needs of Garden State CPAs. Representing the majority of New Jersey CPAs in public practice, industry, government and education, the NJSCPA supports members in fulfilling their professional responsibilities and achieving success through leadership, education, networking and community involvement initiatives.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer, Public Accounting
Current

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association) is the most influential body of professional accountants, combining the strengths of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) to power opportunity, trust and prosperity for people, businesses and economies worldwide. It represents 667,000 members and students in public and management accounting and advocates for the public interest and business sustainability on current and emerging issues. With broad reach, rigor and resources, the Association advances the reputation, employability and quality of CPAs, CGMA designation holders and accounting and finance professionals globally.

Chief Executive Officer, Public Accounting
Current

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants provides vocational education in accounting. The company provides services to the accounting community, regulatory bodies, and other organizations. It also operates in Jersey City, Washington, and Lewisville. It was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Professional, Accounting & Auditing Practice
Prior

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC provides assurance, tax and advisory services. Its services include audit and assurance, consulting, deals, human resources, legal, tax, and family business. The firm also offers accountability, risk management, structuring, mergers and acquisitions, and performance and process improvement. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Buffalo, NY.

Boards & Committees
Member, Professional Practice Executive Committee
Current

The Center is an autonomous, nonpartisan, nonprofit group based in Washington, D.C. It is governed by a Board that comprises leaders from the public company auditing firms, the American Institute of CPAs and three members from outside the public company auditing profession. The organization is affiliated with the American Institute of CPAs.

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Prior

The Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society, through its virtual museum and archive at www.sechistorical.org, shares, preserves and advances knowledge of the history of financial regulation. Get connected for updates on new materials and upcoming programs in the museum. Founded in 1999, the Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, independent of and separate from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The virtual museum and archive is built and exhibited independent of any SEC oversight. The SEC Historical Society is funded solely by gifts and grants from the private sector, and receives no government funding. Over 85% of annual contributions are used for the virtual museum and archive's building and outreach. Give today to keep the museum current, independent and growing. The Society's Annual Report includes audited financial statements, narrative of activities and list of donors for its fiscal year of January 1 through December 31. The SEC Historical Society is governed by an independent Board of Trustees and administered by its staff. The Board of Advisors is a corps of committed volunteer leaders who, while not subject to the governance and fiduciary responsibilities of the Board of Trustees, work individually and as a group to advance the mission and work of the Society. The SEC Historical Society's Code of Ethics states its policies and procedures for maintaining the integrity of the organization. Click here to submit any legal or ethical concerns about the Society. All submissions will be held in confidence.

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2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society, through its virtual museum and archive at www.sechistorical.org, shares, preserves and advances knowledge of the history of financial regulation. Get connected for updates on new materials and upcoming programs in the museum. Founded in 1999, the Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, independent of and separate from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The virtual museum and archive is built and exhibited independent of any SEC oversight. The SEC Historical Society is funded solely by gifts and grants from the private sector, and receives no government funding. Over 85% of annual contributions are used for the virtual museum and archive's building and outreach. Give today to keep the museum current, independent and growing. The Society's Annual Report includes audited financial statements, narrative of activities and list of donors for its fiscal year of January 1 through December 31. The SEC Historical Society is governed by an independent Board of Trustees and administered by its staff. The Board of Advisors is a corps of committed volunteer leaders who, while not subject to the governance and fiduciary responsibilities of the Board of Trustees, work individually and as a group to advance the mission and work of the Society. The SEC Historical Society's Code of Ethics states its policies and procedures for maintaining the integrity of the organization. Click here to submit any legal or ethical concerns about the Society. All submissions will be held in confidence.

$500 - $999
2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society, through its virtual museum and archive at www.sechistorical.org, shares, preserves and advances knowledge of the history of financial regulation. Get connected for updates on new materials and upcoming programs in the museum. Founded in 1999, the Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, independent of and separate from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The virtual museum and archive is built and exhibited independent of any SEC oversight. The SEC Historical Society is funded solely by gifts and grants from the private sector, and receives no government funding. Over 85% of annual contributions are used for the virtual museum and archive's building and outreach. Give today to keep the museum current, independent and growing. The Society's Annual Report includes audited financial statements, narrative of activities and list of donors for its fiscal year of January 1 through December 31. The SEC Historical Society is governed by an independent Board of Trustees and administered by its staff. The Board of Advisors is a corps of committed volunteer leaders who, while not subject to the governance and fiduciary responsibilities of the Board of Trustees, work individually and as a group to advance the mission and work of the Society. The SEC Historical Society's Code of Ethics states its policies and procedures for maintaining the integrity of the organization. Click here to submit any legal or ethical concerns about the Society. All submissions will be held in confidence.

$500 - $999
2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society, through its virtual museum and archive at www.sechistorical.org, shares, preserves and advances knowledge of the history of financial regulation. Get connected for updates on new materials and upcoming programs in the museum. Founded in 1999, the Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, independent of and separate from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The virtual museum and archive is built and exhibited independent of any SEC oversight. The SEC Historical Society is funded solely by gifts and grants from the private sector, and receives no government funding. Over 85% of annual contributions are used for the virtual museum and archive's building and outreach. Give today to keep the museum current, independent and growing. The Society's Annual Report includes audited financial statements, narrative of activities and list of donors for its fiscal year of January 1 through December 31. The SEC Historical Society is governed by an independent Board of Trustees and administered by its staff. The Board of Advisors is a corps of committed volunteer leaders who, while not subject to the governance and fiduciary responsibilities of the Board of Trustees, work individually and as a group to advance the mission and work of the Society. The SEC Historical Society's Code of Ethics states its policies and procedures for maintaining the integrity of the organization. Click here to submit any legal or ethical concerns about the Society. All submissions will be held in confidence.

Awards & Honors
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
Chartered Global Management Accountant
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