BDO USA, LLP Announces Appointment of Lisa Snyder as National Assurance Partner in Charge of Independence

October 2017

Jerry Walsh

Woodbridge, NJ – BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and consulting organizations, today announced that Lisa Snyder has joined the firm as a National Assurance Partner in charge of Independence. In this role, Snyder is responsible for leading BDO’s U.S. Independence Group, which is dedicated to ensuring that the firm and its professionals adhere to robust independence and ethics requirements when providing assurance and other professional services.

“Lisa brings a wealth of experience to BDO,” said Christopher Tower, National Managing Partner of Audit Quality and Professional Practice. “We are pleased to welcome her as a new BDO partner in this leadership role, where she will be instrumental in ensuring that the firm continually meets its independence requirements and maintains the highest degree of ethics.”

Previously the Senior Director of Professional Ethics at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Snyder was responsible for overseeing the activities of the Professional Ethics Division, including its ethics enforcement and standard setting. In her role, she 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. She has been actively involved in international independence and ethics standard setting through her service as both a technical advisor and member of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants.

A resident of Chester, New Jersey, Snyder received a B.A. degree from Rutgers University and a M.B.A. in Professional Accounting from Rutgers Graduate School of Management. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. Snyder will be based out of BDO’s New Jersey office in Woodbridge.

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