Susan S. Coffey, CPA, CGMA

Chief Executive Officer, Public Accounting

In this role Sue is responsible for the professional activities, content and delivery of all AICPA public accounting technical and self-regulatory functions, which support the work of U.S. CPAs who practice in public accounting firms.

This work includes setting strategy for and leading AICPA’s initiatives related to professional standards of practice; financial reporting; audit, assurance and advisory innovation; tax service; advisory services and credentialing; professional ethics and enforcement; practice monitoring; audit quality centers; and the Uniform CPA Examination. Sue is also responsible for global relations and alliances with organizations, such as the International Federation of Accountants and the Global Accounting Alliance, to support and strengthen the global accountancy profession and the value of the U.S. CPA abroad.

Sue’s responsibilities span a number of diverse communities and stakeholders, both domestic and international, giving her a unique, global perspective. Her wide range of experience allows her to bring a broad view to strategic planning, risk management and problem-solving, which guide the AICPA as its executes on its public interest activities, develop opportunities for CPA firms, and work with firms and other key stakeholders.

Sue is a licensed CPA in the States of New York and New Jersey, as well as a CGMA.  She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the New Jersey Society of CPAs.  She is also a member of the Professional Practice Executive Committee of the Center for Audit Quality, an AICPA affiliate.  Sue has been honored over the years by being recognized as one of the Most Powerful Women in Accounting by the CPA Practice Advisor and by inclusion on Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting list.

Prior to joining the AICPA, Sue was with PricewaterhouseCoopers' accounting and auditing practice. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut.