Kari Hipsak, CPA, CGMA is a Senior Manager with the Firm Services team at the AICPA. Prior to joining the AICPA's Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) in North Carolina, Kari started her public accounting career in South Dakota and later worked for a firm in New York City where she focused on A&A clients in an array of industries. She has been an active advocate of the CPA profession since her time as a student at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD and is currently a member of the NC Association of CPA's Young CPA Cabinet. In 2020, Kari was honored as a member of CPA Practice Advisor's "40 Under 40" program. Kari leads PCPS resource creation for accounting and auditing emerging issues, manages PCPS IT resources, including cybersecurity, oversees the G400 initiative, and maintains the AICPA alliance with firm associations and networks.