Kristy Illuzzi, CPA, CGMA, moved to North Carolina and joined the American Institute of CPAs (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. She 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 more than 100 member inquiries each week, she also worked on our technical practice aids publication and spoke at AICPA national conferences. She joined the Center for Plain English Accounting in November 2013, and in this role she assists in answering member questions, prepares monthly reports on hot topics and emerging issues and speaks at quarterly webcasts and conferences on top compilation, review, audit and accounting issues. Prior to joining the AICPA, Kristy was the controller for Engender Health, an international nonprofit 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 Nonprofit Practice. During Kristy’s tenure with Grant Thornton, she worked in the New York City office, serving a variety of nonprofit clients. She started her career with Arthur Andersen in 1997, where she worked on audits of a variety of Fortune 500 clients. Kristy received her bachelor’s 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 CPAs.