The Center for Financial Reporting and Management and the Accounting program both benefit from the support and counsel of a distinguished Advisory Board. Their commitment to the profession and to Berkeley-Haas keeps us focused on preparing the next generation of accounting professionals to deliver high-quality financial reporting in the business community worldwide.
Professional Board Members
Meet the Board
Political Economy of Natural Resources Major
Principal at PwC
"I help clients through a variety of problems such as the strategy and implementation of a risk-based approach to Information Governance, with a focus on legal/regulatory compliance and proactive management to avoid IP theft or cyber breaches. This also includes responding to Fraud Investigations, SEC or other regulatory investigations, global eDiscovery matters, and cyber breaches. My team leverages advanced technology in a forensic manner to help with proactive or reactive matters, often also incorporating Investigative Data Analytics in our work."
Audit Services Partner at Grant Thornton
"Accounting is the language of business. My interest in it began with the structure and order that it brings to business activity and the knowledge that auditing was and is such a great place to launch a business career. As the years passed by, the challenges never diminished and the opportunities to add value in numerous settings never ceased."
Master's Degree in Education
San Francisco State University
Chief Executive Officer at CalCPA
"Join your state CPA society or professional organization. They advocate before state and federal governments on behalf of your profession and the interest of your clients. It is important that you support their efforts for they ensure the viability of your future. And don't just join, volunteer. Your state CPA society has numerous volunteer positions through which you will gain leadership skills at an early age that will impress your employer and help you succeed in your career. Be sure also to find a mentor who can advise you and connect you to others who will help you progress in the profession."
Ignacio L. Griego
Business and Economics Major
Assurance Partner at BDO
"After working on several types of public and private financial service clients, I gravitated towards my private alternative investment fund clients - hedge, private equity, and venture capital funds. To gain expertise, I moved to a national CPA firm that specialized in hedge funds. In addition to becoming a technical expert within the hedge fund industry, working at a smaller national firm also allowed me to utilize many of the general business courses taken at UC Berkeley as I partook more in office management each year. This experience has prepared me well in leading BDO's western region hedge fund practice."
Partner at KPMG
"Public accounting firms all devote significant resources to continuing education (one of the reasons that all of the Big 4 firms are in the Fortune top 100 best places to work). Associates gain technical accounting, analytical, project management and people management skills that are valuable throughout a career."
Bradley W. Poole
Business and Accounting Major
University of Texas at Austin
Audit Partner at Deloitte
"Recruiters look for students who are seeking challenges and who are open to learning. Recruiters are looking for students who have demonstrated high technical competency and analytical skills. Recruiters will also be interested in students that demonstrate effective teaming, project management, leadership, and communication skills. As a recruiter, I am always am interested in understanding what sparked the student's interest in accounting, and what their long term plans are professionally."
Audit Partner at KPMG
"I am currently working with a small privately held biotech that has some really promising drugs for people suffering from rare diseases. In order to raise funding for their research, my client is seeking a reverse merger into a public company biotech (whose own drug failed trials). The merger of these companies will allow my client access to more funds, while also providing a more promising investment outlook for the shareholders of the public company. It is an atypical deal structure but in this profession we have to be part of the solution!"