Job Title: Deputy President
Country: United States
Olivia Kirtley became deputy president of the IFAC Board in November 2012. She was first elected to the Board in November 2007. Ms. Kirtley also served on the independent IFAC Task Force on Rebuilding Public Confidence in Financial Reporting in 2002 and 2003.
As deputy president, Ms. Kirtley chairs the Planning and Finance Committee, which works directly with IFAC staff to develop the organization’s strategic plan. She is also chair of the IFAC Board’s Constitution Review Working Group and a member of the Nominating Committee and the IFAC Regulatory Liaison Group.
Ms. Kirtley is a business consultant on strategic and corporate governance issues. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of three public companies: U.S. Bancorp, Papa John's International, Inc., and Rescare, Inc. She was previously vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Vermont American Corporation.
Ms. Kirtley is active in the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) where she serves as a Council member and as a member of several committees, including the Assurance Services Executive Committee and the Mobility Task Force. In 1998, Ms. Kirtley was the first woman to be elected chairman of the Board of Directors of the AICPA.
From 2000 to 2003, Ms. Kirtley was chairman of the AICPA Board of Examiners, which oversees the content and structure of the Uniform CPA Examination. In 2003, the AICPA awarded her its Gold Medal in recognition of her exemplary leadership and service to the accountancy profession.
Ms. Kirtley is a Certified Public Accountant and has a master's degree in taxation from Georgia State University.