James W. Brackens CPA, CGMA

Vice President of Ethics and Practice Quality, AICPA

James W. Brackens, Jr. is the Vice President of Ethics and Practice Quality - Public Accounting at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (Association).

His responsibilities include overseeing the Association’s broad-based Enhancing Audit Quality Initiative while providing strategic and tactical direction for the following teams:

  • Peer Review
  • Professional Ethics
  • Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center
  • Governmental Audit Quality Center
Prior to joining the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) in 2006, Brackens was associated with both international and local public accounting firms, including managing his own practice for seventeen years. Brackens also served as a peer reviewer and performed more than 300 peer reviews of local accounting firms.