Title: IFAC Board Technical Advisor for William Balhoff
Country: United States
Susan Coffey, CPA, CGMA, is Senior Vice President, Public Practice & Global Alliances at the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). In this role, she is responsible for supporting and enhancing the quality of CPA firm practices, and overseeing AICPA’s international relations initiatives.
Ms. Coffey works to support and enhance the quality of CPA firm practices, by leading AICPA activities related to professional standards, business and financial reporting, taxation, professional ethics, practice monitoring, state legislation/regulation and CPA firm services. She is also responsible for creating and fostering new alliances across the globe, to support and strengthen the value of the US CPA abroad.
Her responsibilities span a number of diverse communities and stakeholders, both domestic and international. Her wide range of experience allows her to bring a broad view to strategic planning, risk management, and problem-solving.
Under her leadership, Ms. Coffey’s teams work to serve and protect the public, by working with the federal and state regulatory communities to review, enact, and enhance rules, regulations, and laws that protect the public, promote uniformity, and provide for the efficient practice of public accountancy.
A licensed CPA in New York and New Jersey, Ms. Coffey is a member of the AICPA 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, and the Advisory Council for Prince Charles’ Accounting for Sustainability Project.
Prior to joining the AICPA, Ms. Coffey worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers' accounting and auditing practice. She holds a BS degree in accounting from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut.