Kinross-Kennedy, John – Irvine, CA

Under the automatic disciplinary provisions of the Institute’s bylaws, Mr. Kinross-Kennedy’s AICPA membership was terminated, effective April 17, 2014, in connection with the disciplinary action taken by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Specifically, the SEC denied Mr. Kinross-Kennedy the privilege of appearing or practicing before the Commission as an accountant. This decision was based on the SEC’s findings that Mr. Kinross-Kennedy engaged in improper professional conduct in connection with audit and review engagements for issuers for fiscal periods beginning on or after December 15, 2009 by issuing audit reports in which he falsely represented that he conducted his audits in accordance with PCAOB standards.