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M&J Partner Hope Pendergrass Appointed to AICPA GAQC Executive Committee

  • Post published:May 13, 2022
  • Post category:Macon / News

Mauldin & Jenkins is thrilled to share Partner Hope Pendergrass has been appointed by the AICPA to serve on the AICPA’s Governmental Audit Quality Center’s (GAQC) Executive Committee beginning May 2022.

As a member of the GAQC Executive Committee, Hope will help establish general policies of the Center, oversee the GAQC activities, and establish membership requirements. She will also help advocate for matters relating to audits performed under Government Auditing Standards, the Uniform Guidance, and other compliance audits as well as advise and assist in the development of AICPA products and services related to compliance and other governmental audits. Most recently, the GAQC Executive Committee has placed significant focus on addressing the impact of COVID-19 pandemic funding on single audits and other compliance audits and providing technical assistance to its members.

Hope is a Partner in the Firm’s Governmental Practice and has expertise in serving a wide variety of state and local governments. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Georgia Society of CPAs, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), and is involved in the Georgia Government Finance Officers Association. She also serves on the GFOA’s Special Review Committee and performs reviews of Annual Comprehensive Financial Reports as part of GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program. Hope holds the AICPA Advanced Single Audit Certificate after passing the AICPA Advanced Single Audit Exam. She also serves as Mauldin & Jenkins’ lead compliance audit technical partner.

Please join us in congratulating Hope on this achievement.

About the Governmental Audit Quality Center
The GAQC promotes the importance of quality governmental audits and the value of such audits to purchasers of governmental audit services. The GAQC Executive Committee governs the GAQC and establishes general policies, oversees the GAQC activities and establishes membership requirements. The Executive Committee also reviews and provides feedback to OMB and Federal agencies during the development of the annual Compliance Supplement.

Members of the Executive Committee are appointed by the chairman of the AICPA Board of Directors with the approval of the Board and subject to the concurrence of the Executive Committee.