December 3, 2014

CAQ Welcomes Kevin Lavin as Professional Practice Fellow

Washington, DC – Kevin Lavin, CPA, has joined the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) as a Professional Practice Fellow. Formerly a senior manager in the Professional Practice group of the Assurance Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP in New York, NY, Lavin will help guide the CAQ’s professional practice and public policy activities during his 18-month fellowship.

“We welcome Kevin to the CAQ team,” said CAQ Executive Director Cindy Fornelli. “He brings a remarkable background in public company auditing and will have a substantial impact on our professional practice and public policy initiatives.”

Lavin has 10 years of auditing and accounting experience, including serving assurance clients in the media and entertainment industry. During his rotation in EY’s Professional Practice group, his areas of technical emphasis included all aspects of accounting, auditing and reporting for business combinations, goodwill, and intangible assets. His responsibilities in those areas have included consulting with clients and engagement teams on technical accounting and reporting matters, engaging with and monitoring activities of accounting and regulatory standard-setting bodies, drafting firm communication materials related to new and existing accounting pronouncements, and leading professional education courses.

Lavin earned a BS in Accounting from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Lavin is the sixth participant in the CAQ’s professional practice fellowship program, which is conducted in partnership with the CAQ’s member firms. He succeeds Susan Brooke of KPMG who will return to that firm as a senior manager in the audit practice in early 2015.

“Susan has made a significant contribution to our audit policy agenda and activities during her fellowship tenure,” Fornelli added. “We thank Susan for her service, specifically her leadership on the CAQ’s groundbreaking work to develop and pilot test a set of audit quality indicators.”

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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, DC, the CAQ is affiliated with the American Institute of CPAs. For more information, visit www.thecaq.org.