Joanne Wakim CPA

Chief Accountant, Federal Reserve Board

Ms. Wakim is the Chief Accountant of the Federal Reserve Board's Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation. Her principal responsibilities include advising the Federal Reserve Governors and senior Board staff on the implications of key accounting, auditing and reporting issues facing the banking industry. She is the senior Federal Reserve Board official responsible for the development of policy positions on domestic and international accounting, auditing, reporting, disclosure, and related internal control issues affecting the banking industry.

In addition to her responsibilities as Chief Accountant, Joanne oversees the Federal Reserve Board’s Policy Implementation Effectiveness function. She also represents the Federal Reserve Board on various subgroups of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.

Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Board, Joanne worked at the Office of Thrift Supervision. Joanne’s other experience includes participating in the accounting standard-setting process while working at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and working as an auditor at Ernst & Young in Atlanta, Georgia. Joanne is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Clemson University.