Job Title: Deputy Chair
Country: United States
Kathryn A. Byrne became a member of the IFAC Compliance Advisory Panel in January 2010. She was nominated by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She previously served on the Transnational Auditors Committee as a member of the Quality Peer Review Subcommittee, representing Moores Rowland, from 2001 to 2003.
Ms. Byrne has more than 20 years of experience in providing accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting services to domestic and foreign corporations in various industries. Her expertise includes specializing in the audit of public companies, operational reviews of company processes, inventory management, and forecasting and strategic planning. She has extensive industry-specific experience providing accounting services to companies in the software/technology, distribution, manufacturing, telecommunication, import/export, automotive, paper, and cosmetic industries, as well as service companies.
Ms. Byrne completed her undergraduate studies at James Madison University (US), earning a BBA in Accounting and Finance. She is the North American chair of Praxity, a unique global alliance of independent accounting firms with offices in 65 countries, and a member of its Membership Committee.
Ms. Byrne is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the AICPA, where she was chairperson of the 2011 International Business Conference. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Signature Bank and chair of the Examination Committee. She is also a member of the Women’s Corporate Directors group and the James Madison University College of Business Executive Advisory Council. In addition, she is a board member of the Irish American Business Chamber and Network.