Kristy Illuzzi moved to North Carolina and joined the AICPA in May 2007 as a Technical Manager for the Accounting and Audit Publications team. Kristy was responsible for writing, maintaining and updating Audit and Accounting Guides, Audit Risk Alerts, Checklists and Illustrative Financial Statements, and Financial Reporting Alerts. Kristy was also a project leader on the XBRL and FASB Codification projects, and has worked on several publications, training materials, and speeches focused on these topics. From July 2011 through November 2013, Kristy worked for the Accounting and Auditing Technical Hotline team, where in addition to answering over 100 member inquiries each week, she also worked on our Technical Practice Aids publication and spoke at AICPA national conferences. Kristy joined the Center for Plain English Accounting in November 2013, and in this role she assisted in answering member questions, prepared monthly reports on hot topics and emerging issues, and spoke at quarterly webcasts and conferences on top compilation, review, audit and accounting issues. In October 2016 Kristy took over as the AICPA’s staff liaison to the Technical Issues Committee where she assists with preparing comment letters related to exposure drafts from the AICPA, GASB, and FASB and meets with the standards setters to discuss potential implementation issues.
Prior to joining the AICPA, Kristy was the Controller for EngenderHealth, an international not-for-profit organization focused on women’s reproductive health. In addition to overall financial management of the organization, she traveled to Ghana and Kenya to assist field staff in implementation of Quickbooks software. Kristy was an Experienced Manager for Grant Thornton, LLP in the Non-Profit Practice. During Kristy’s tenure with Grant Thornton, she worked in the New York City office, serving a variety of non-profit clients. Kristy started her career with Arthur Andersen in 1997, where she worked on audits of a variety of Fortune 500 clients, including the Omnicom Group, Inc.
Kristy received her Bachelors Degree in Accounting from SUNY- University at Albany in May 1998. She holds CPA licenses in North Carolina and New York, and is a member of the AICPA and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.