Cathy Allen, CPA of Audit Conduct is a leading expert in the field of accounting professional ethics who has educated thousands of CPAs and other professionals about their ethical responsibilities, including auditor independence. Previously, as staff of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Cathy led the development of the Plain English Guide to Independence. As a consultant, she helped lead the project to restructure the Code of Professional Conduct. She was a Managing Director in PwC’s U.S. Independence Office.
Cathy serves on the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) Board of Directors, chairs its Regulatory Response Committee, and is a member of the AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee. She previously served as chair of the NASBA Ethics Committee and was a member of the New York State Board for Public Accountancy.