Lisa Snyder CPA

Nat'l Managing Partner - Independence, BDO

Lisa Snyder, CPA (NJ) National Managing Partner -Independence Lisa is BDO's National Managing Partner - Independence and located in the Woodbridge, NJ office. Lisa oversees the National Independence Department and is responsible for ensuring the firm and its professionals comply with the profession's independence rules, including those of the SEC, PCAOB, AICPA and IESBA. In her role, Lisa provides consultation to engagement teams regarding the application of the independence rules and develops independence resources and tools for the assurance, tax and advisory practices. She is also responsible for all aspects of the firm's quality control policies and procedures on independence including, BDO's investment tracking system, restricted entity database, annual independence confirmations (for BDO professionals and Member Firms) and independence audits of the firm's managers, directors and partners. Lisa also services on the BDO Global Independence Steering Group which sets independence policy for the BDO international network of firms. Lisa was previously the Senior Director of Professional Ethics at the AICPA where she was responsible for overseeing the activities of the Professional Ethics Division, including its ethics enforcement and standard-setting. In her role, Lisa also oversaw the standard-setting activities of the Professional Ethics Executive Committee (PEEC) which is responsible for establishing ethics and independence standards for the profession and interpreting the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct. Lisa is currently a member of the PEEC and actively participates on various PEEC task forces. For over 20 years, Lisa has been actively involved in international independence and ethics standard-setting through her previous service as both a technical advisor and member of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants. Prior to joining the AICPA, Lisa was an Auditor Manager at Deloitte & Touché, LLP working primarily with manufacturing clients. She received her MBA in Professional Accounting from Rutgers Graduate School of Management, Newark, New Jersey. Lisa is a certified public accountant in the state of New Jersey and is a member of the AICPA and New Jersey Society of CPAs.