CHICAGO — Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd. (ORBA), one of Chicago’s largest public accounting firms, is pleased to announce that Victoria L. Pitkin has been appointed to the prestigious Accounting and Review Services Committee (ARSC) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA), effective February 1, 2018.
“I am honored to join this committee of the AICPA,” said Ms. Pitkin. “It is my pleasure and privilege to continue to serve as a resource to my peers and to help shape emerging accounting and reporting issues within the CPA profession.”
At ORBA, Ms. Pitkin serves as the Director of Quality Control, which is responsible for the firm’s compliance with professional standards and firm policies. Ms. Pitkin has more than 20 years of accounting and auditing experience and, among other activities for the firm, uses her expertise to develop and present training on topics such as risk assessment and professional standards. She has authored several responses to proposed auditing and ethics standards. Ms. Pitkin is currently the Chair of the Accounting and Review Services Committee of the New York State Society of CPAs.
About the AICPA and its Accounting and Review Services Committee
The Accounting and Review Services Committee (ARSC) of the AICPA is a senior committee for compilations and reviews and is designated to issue pronouncements related to unaudited financial statements or other unaudited financial information of non-public entities. According to their website, the committee develops and communicates comprehensive performance and reporting standards and practice guidance to enable accountants of non-issuers to provide high quality, objective compilation and review services in the best interest of the profession and the public. In addition, the ARSC publishes Statements on Standards and issues other publications to assist practitioners in understanding and applying accounting standards.
The AICPA is the national, professional organization for all Certified Public Accountants. The AICPA provides the most current, relevant information, resources and advocacy for industry professionals. From financial literacy to public policy issues to peer review transparency, the AICPA works to ensure public confidence in the integrity, objectivity, competence and professionalism of CPAs.
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Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd. (ORBA) is a full-service accounting, tax and business consulting firm located in downtown Chicago serving privately-held companies, individuals and not-for-profit organizations. ORBA’s Certified Public Accountants have experience with accounting and assurance, business advisory services, financial and estate planning, fraud investigation, tax, litigation, and mergers and acquisitions. With some of the highest levels of direct client involvement in the industry, ORBA is where clients go to build long-standing, meaningful and successful relationships with resourceful, proactive business and tax advisors. For more information, visit www.orba.com. Subscribe to our blog www.orbablog.com or connect with us on LinkedIn.