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Allison, who has been with the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) since 2003, works to elevate CPA practice quality through advocacy, outreach, and education. She currently administers PICPA’s Joint Ethics Enforcement Program with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), oversees the administration of the AICPA’s Peer Review Program for Pennsylvania firms, monitors emerging global trends in the accounting profession, and serves as the PICPA staff liaison for eight statewide committees: Peer Review, Professional Ethics, Accounting and Auditing Procedures, Forensic and Litigation Services, Business Valuation, Not-for-Profit, Employee Benefits Plans, and IT Assurance. Allison also is technical staff liaison for a number of working groups that reach out to regulatory agencies in Pennsylvania on behalf of the profession. She frequently shares her expertise by speaking at PICPA events, hosting webinars on key topics, teaching ethics training, writing for the CPA Now blog, writing articles for the Pennsylvania CPA Journal, and fielding technical inquiries.
Before joining the PICPA, Allison spent several years as a senior manager with a regional accounting firm and nine years at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where she worked in the assurance and advisory services group. Allison’s diverse client service experience has included many not-for-profit, health care, and world relief organizations, as well as small and large manufacturing, distribution, and service-oriented entities. She has also served as the designated employee benefits specialist.
Allison is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and holds an accounting equivalency from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. She spent four years in internal accounting positions, including the Department of Defense, while her husband served on active duty with the U.S. Army.
Allison is a member of the PICPA and AICPA. She volunteers for the children’s ministry at Washington Crossing United Methodist Church. She is a native of St. Louis, and is an avid runner.