Kari L. Hipsak, CPA, CGMA – Manager – Firm Services Kari is a Manager with the Firm Services team at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. Kari spent over 5 years with public accounting firms working with A&A clients in an array of industries prior to joining the AICPA’s Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS). Originally from North Dakota, Kari started her public accounting career in South Dakota and later worked for a firm in New York City. She has been an active advocate of the CPA profession since her time as a student at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD. Kari leads PCPS resource creation for accounting and auditing emerging issues. She also manages peer review resources and PCPS IT resources, including cybersecurity. Kari acts as the TIC liaison and maintains the AICPA alliance with firm associations.