August 8, 2013

CAQ Welcomes Susan Brooke as Professional Practice Fellow

Washington, DC – Susan Brooke, CPA, has joined the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) as a Professional Practice Fellow. Formerly an audit senior manager in the McLean, Va. office of KPMG, Brooke will help guide the CAQ’s professional practice and public policy activities during her 18-month fellowship.

“We welcome Susan to the CAQ team,” said CAQ Executive Director Cindy Fornelli. “Susan’s extensive and diverse experience in the public company auditing profession will be of great value to the CAQ’s professional practice and public policy activities.”

Brooke brings 13 years of experience auditing large multinational companies as well as mid market and smaller private equity clients in a broad variety of industries, including consumer products and industrial manufacturing. She has been involved in the planning and execution of audit engagements, initial public offerings, and reviewing SEC filings. 

During her career at KPMG, Brooke participated in the firm’s quality review program and has served on the firm’s training and methodology team. She earned a BS in Business Administration from Texas Christian University and is a CPA in Virginia and Texas.

Brooke is the fifth participant in the CAQ’s professional practice fellowship program, which is conducted in partnership with the CAQ’s member firms. She succeeds Natalie Protze of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) who will remain at the CAQ for a transitional period. 

“Natalie has made a significant contribution to our policy agenda and activities including foundational work on a project to develop audit quality indicators,” Fornelli said. “We thank Natalie for her commitment to the CAQ and look forward to continuing to collaborate with her as she returns to PwC later this year.”

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The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) is an autonomous public policy organization dedicated to enhancing investor confidence and public trust in the global capital markets. The CAQ fosters high quality performance by public company auditors, convenes and collaborates with other stakeholders to advance the discussion of critical issues requiring action and intervention, and advocates policies and standards that promote public company auditors’ objectivity, effectiveness and responsiveness to dynamic market conditions. Based in Washington, D.C., the CAQ is affiliated with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 

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