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CAQ Welcomes Anita Doutt as Professional Practice Fellow

Monday, November 26, 2018

Washington, DC – Anita Doutt, CPA has joined the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) as its Professional Practice Fellow. Doutt will help guide the CAQ’s professional practice and public policy activities as part of an 18-month fellowship.

“We are thrilled to have Anita on the CAQ team,” said CAQ Executive Director Cindy Fornelli. “Her extensive experience in auditing and implementation of new accounting standards will be a great asset for our organization as we work to advance audit quality.”

Doutt joins the CAQ on loan from KPMG, where she is an Audit Senior Manager in the firm’s McLean, Va. office. She brings to the CAQ 10 years of experience auditing financial services entities, primarily leading integrated financial statement audits of diversified financial institutions. She has also been involved in financial statement audits of private equity investment partnerships, investment advisers, and real estate entities, as well as audits of federal agencies under the Chief Financial Officers Act. Doutt holds a BS in accounting from the University of South Florida and a master of accounting from the Ohio State University.

The CAQ’s Professional Practice Fellowship Program is conducted in collaboration with the CAQ’s Governing Board member firms. The ninth participant in the program, Doutt succeeds PwC’s Chris Alabi, CPA, ACA.

“Chris has been an indispensable member of the CAQ’s leadership team during his fellowship,” Fornelli said. “We thank him for his service to the public company auditing profession, and we wish him well as he returns to PwC.”

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About the CAQ
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 that require action and intervention; and advocates policies and standards that promote public company auditors’ objectivity, effectiveness, and responsiveness to dynamic market conditions. Based in Washington, DC, the CAQ is affiliated with the American Institute of CPAs. For more information, visit

Andrew T. Gillies
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