Susan Coffey is Senior Vice President, Public Practice & Global Alliances at the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).
In this capacity, Ms. Coffey has overall responsibility for several programs designed to enhance the quality of AICPA member practices, including overseeing international relations initiatives and maintaining responsibility for AICPA activities related to quality assurance, professional ethics, financial reporting, assurance, taxation and CPA firm services.
Responsible for a number of AICPA projects and staff, Ms. Coffey has been able to leverage the collective intellectual capital of her teams in order to better serve and protect the public, while bringing additional value to CPA firms.
Ms. Coffey played an integral role in developing the AICPA’s international strategy, which has helped develop new alliances, while supporting the value of the U.S. CPA abroad.
Ms. Coffey is responsible for developing relationships between the members of her teams and the professional members they serve. The ability to create and foster relationships is essential to bringing together people of various backgrounds and mindsets, while working to achieve common goals.
Additional responsibilities include working with the Federal and State regulatory community to review, enact and enhance rules, regulations and laws that protect the public and promote the efficient practice of public accountancy.
Ms. Coffey’s responsibilities span a number of diverse communities, both domestic and international, giving her a unique, global perspective on financial reporting, auditing, assurance and ethics. This wide spectrum of experience allows her to bring broader views to problem-solving while also enhancing her ability to facilitate discussions.
Ms. Coffey is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the New Jersey Society of CPAs, the North Carolina Association of CPAs, and the American Society of Association Executives. Ms. Coffey is also a member of the Professional Practice Executive Committee of the Center for Audit Quality, an AICPA affiliate. Ms. Coffey is former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the SEC Historical Society, as well as its audit committee. She is currently a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Committee. Prior to joining the AICPA, Ms. Coffey was with PricewaterhouseCoopers' accounting and auditing practice. Ms. Coffey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut.