Cathy Allen, CPA 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 AICPA Code of Professional Conduct. She was a Managing Director in PwC’s U.S. Independence Office.
Cathy served on the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) Board of Directors and was a member of the New York State Board for Public Accountancy. She currently serves on the AICPA's Professional Ethics Executive Committee.