Patrick L. Brown, CPA, has more than 30 years of public accounting and regulatory audit experience, including nine years as associate director of inspections at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). In that role, Patrick helped improve audit quality for public companies by working with independent auditor firms’ to assess and improve their audit engagements and systems of quality control. He was also responsible for planning, executing and reporting on global inspections, and evaluating firms’ assurance methodology policies and procedures.
Formerly, Patrick was an Eastern Region Partner of Quality for a top six public accounting firm with overall responsibility for audit and accounting quality assurance elements and procedures. He has experience with public and private company audits in a variety of industries, reporting under both U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and international financial reporting standards (IFRS). Patrick has routinely consulted on complex, high-risk audit and accounting issues with clients, local partners-in-charge and firmwide executive partners.
Patrick earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Northern Illinois University and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management CFO Program. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and previously served on the AICPA Expert Panel Subject Matter Training Development Task Force. Patrick is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Illinois, Florida, North Carolina and Texas.