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Michelle Avery Appointed to AICPA Financial Reporting Executive Committee

Date: 
Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Veris Consulting, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Avery to the AICPA Financial Reporting Executive Committee (FinREC).

FinREC is the senior technical committee of the AICPA for financial reporting and is authorized to make public statements on behalf of AICPA on financial reporting matters.  The mission of FinREC is to determine the Institute’s technical policies regarding financial reporting standards and to be the spokesbody on those matters.

 Michelle Avery is President and Senior Managing Director at Veris Consulting, which specializes in providing forensic accounting and expert witness services to prominent law firms in high-profile domestic and international civil litigation involving complex accounting, financial reporting and economic damage issues. Michelle has extensive experience leading major dispute resolution engagements, frequently involving allegations of misstated financial statements, inadequate disclosures, auditor malpractice and director and officer liability.

Additionally, Michelle was recognized in November by the AICPA as a recipient of the AICPA Standing Ovation award.  The award recognized Michelle as one of 25 CPAs age 40 and under who exhibited outstanding professional achievements in the areas of forensic accounting and business valuation.  Michelle joins Jon Couchman, a managing director with Veris, as a recipient of this honor; Jon was recognized in November 2015.

Michelle has served as a member of the NAIC/AICPA Working Group Task Force and the International Association of Insurance Receivers Board of Directors.  She is the Vice-Chair of the College of William & Mary Mason School of Accounting Programs Board and currently serves on the James Madison University School of Accounting Guiding Executive Board.  Michelle is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Virginia, and is Certified in Financial Forensics. Michelle earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting from the College of William & Mary.