Dawn Trapani Joins Grant Thornton as Professional Practice Director

1/3/17

Dawn Trapani

Audit quality specialist Dawn Trapani joins the firm as professional practice director

Dawn Trapani has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a partner in the Professional Standards practice, working closely with the firm’s technical accounting, financial reporting, regulatory, ethics and auditing groups. Trapani is based out of the firm’s Manhattan office.

“Dawn’s energy, passion and consistent drive for excellence make her an incredible leader who will strengthen our Professional Standards practice,” said Trent Gazzaway, Grant Thornton’s national managing partner of Professional Standards. “Her wealth of knowledge has solidified her as a trusted resource and she will provide unique value to our current and prospective clients.”

“Dawn’s exceptional experience assessing compliance with professional standards and policies will be a tremendous asset to our firm and clients throughout the Northeast region,” said Frank Kurre, Grant Thornton’s Metro New York and New England managing partner.

Trapani has 25 years of experience leading the preparation of numerous engagement teams for inspections to assess compliance with professional standards and policies. She has worked on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) National Peer Review Committee, collaborating with AICPA staff and committee members to enhance peer review. Additionally, she has coached teams serving U.S. foreign private issuers to enhance their understanding of the professional standards and improve audit execution.Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Trapani served as an Audit partner at another large professional services firm.

Trapani is a certified public accountant in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey and a member of the AICPA. She received a bachelor’s degree from Pace University.

About Grant Thornton LLP

Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton has revenues in excess of $1.6 billion and operates 60 offices with more than 570 partners and more than 8,500 personnel in the United States and at our Shared Services Center in Bangalore, India. Grant Thornton works with a broad range of dynamic publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations.

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