Current/Previous Clients (partial list)
Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, LLC (now Cherry Bekaert, LLC)
CliftonLarsonAllen, LLC (previously Clifton Gunderson, LLP)
Lurie, Besikof, Lapidus & Co, LLP (now Lurie, LLP)
McGladrey & Pullen, LLP (now RSM US, LLP)
"I first met Cathy when she was Senior Manager at the AICPA and I was a member of the AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee. I had the opportunity to work with Cathy on some technical projects including the “modernization” of the AICPA independence rules back in 2001. Through those interactions I gained an immediate appreciation for her knowledge of the independence rules. Currently our firms uses Cathy as our outside independence consultant. Cathy has been very responsive to our inquiries which is greatly appreciated as often these are very time sensitive. She is a valuable resource for consulting on AICPA, DOL and SEC/PCAOB independence topics. We appreciate her perspective as someone who is outside of our firm."
Chris Piche’, CPA, Managing Principal, Ethics; CliftonLarsonAllen, LLC
"Knowledgeable, thorough, accurate."
Howard Wilensky, CPA, CFE, CGMA; Partner, Lurie, LLP
"I had the pleasure of working with Cathy Allen in connection with her engagement as an expert witness. The case involved novel issues of ethical standards to be applied to accountants. We also were under strict time pressure. Cathy was resourceful and provided a prompt, thorough and thoughtful analysis of the issues. She was a real asset and I would not hesitate to use her services again."
Peter Goodman; Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
"Cathy has worked on various ethics-related projects for the AICPA Professional Ethics Division. She is diligent, meets all deadlines and produces quality work products. I would recommend Cathy for all aspects of ethics related matters."
Lisa A. Snyder, CPA (NJ); Director-Professional Ethics Division, AICPA
"We’ve worked with Cathy twice over the years. She is competent and professional. I look forward to working with her in the future."
Larry Shapiro; National Independence Director-BDO Seidman, LLP
"I have worked with Cathy Allen over the years – initially while she was a Senior Manager in the Ethics Division of the AICPA and I was a member of the AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee and, more recently, as an independent consultant after she started her own business, Audit Conduct. Cathy not only has deep knowledge of the ethical and independence standards governing the public accounting profession – she know how to explain them in plain English. She has been an excellent resource to our firm, helping us communicate our independence and ethical policies more clearly and effectively to our professional staff. In each case, she has delivered quality products to our firm on time and on budget."
Bruce Webb; Executive Partner, National Office of Audit and Accounting-McGladrey & Pullen, LLP
"I really appreciate having Cathy Allen as a resource and sounding board on independence matters. It’s great to have such an experienced independent consultant to call upon for fresh perspectives and sound advice when unique or challenging issues arise."
Anita Ford, CPA, CFE; Chief Practice Officer-Clifton Gunderson