Jennifer Burns CPA

Chief Auditor, AICPA

Jennifer Burns, CPA is the Chief Auditor at the AICPA and serves as its leading expert on U.S. and international auditing and attestation standards. In this role, she leads the AICPA’s professional standards team in the delivery of high-quality innovative audit, attest, quality control, review, compilation, and preparation standards. Jennifer provides strategic direction to the AICPA U.S. Auditing Standards Board (ASB) and the U.S. Accounting and Review Services Committee (ARSC), in partnership with their chairs. She works with the ASB in identifying and developing innovative and transformational standards that encourage the use of technology and in visioning how the audit might change as technology advances. As the AICPA’s Chief Auditor, Jennifer also serves on the board of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). Prior to joining the AICPA in January 2021, Jennifer was a partner in the national office for Deloitte & Touche LLP where she focused on regulatory, standard-setting and quality matters impacting the performance of audits. In this role, she regularly interacted with standard-setters and regulators including the PCAOB, SEC, IAASB and COSO, representing the views of the firm. Most recently she applied her passion and expertise for audit innovation to transform the firm’s and profession’s approaches to emerging areas of assurance including third-party assessments, sustainability, blockchain and artificial intelligence. From 2004-2006, Jennifer served as a professional accounting fellow in the SEC’s Office of the Chief Accountant where she focused on professional practice matters, including issues related to the implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Jennifer graduated cum laude from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA and is a CPA in California and Nevada. After living and working in Los Angeles, CA, Norwalk, CT, and Washington D.C. for over 25 years, Jennifer recently moved back to her hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada where she currently resides with her family.