The Center for Financial Reporting and Management and the Accounting program both benefit from the support and counsel of a distinguished Advisory Board. Their commitment to the profession and to Berkeley Haas keeps us focused on preparing the next generation of accounting professionals to deliver high-quality financial reporting in the business community worldwide.

Jane Allen

Political Economy of Natural Resources Major
UC Berkeley
Principal at PwC

“I help clients through a variety of problems such as the strategy and implementation of a risk-based approach to Information Governance, with a focus on legal/regulatory compliance and proactive management to avoid IP theft or cyber breaches. This also includes responding to Fraud Investigations, SEC or other regulatory investigations, global eDiscovery matters, and cyber breaches. My team leverages advanced technology in a forensic manner to help with proactive or reactive matters, often also incorporating Investigative Data Analytics in our work.”

John Caldwell

History Major
UC Berkeley
Audit Services Partner at Grant Thornton

“Accounting is the language of business. My interest in it began with the structure and order that it brings to business activity and the knowledge that auditing was and is such a great place to launch a business career. As the years passed by, the challenges never diminished and the opportunities to add value in numerous settings never ceased.”

Loretta Doon

Master’s Degree in Education
San Francisco State University
Chief Executive Officer at CalCPA

“Join your state CPA society or professional organization. They advocate before state and federal governments on behalf of your profession and the interest of your clients. It is important that you support their efforts for they ensure the viability of your future. And don’t just join, volunteer. Your state CPA society has numerous volunteer positions through which you will gain leadership skills at an early age that will impress your employer and help you succeed in your career. Be sure also to find a mentor who can advise you and connect you to others who will help you progress in the profession.”

Ignacio L. Griego

Business and Economics Major
UC Berkeley
Assurance Partner at BDO

“After working on several types of public and private financial service clients, I gravitated towards my private alternative investment fund clients – hedge, private equity, and venture capital funds. To gain expertise, I moved to a national CPA firm that specialized in hedge funds. In addition to becoming a technical expert within the hedge fund industry, working at a smaller national firm also allowed me to utilize many of the general business courses taken at UC Berkeley as I partook more in office management each year. This experience has prepared me well in leading BDO’s western region hedge fund practice.”

Mark McComb

Business Major
UC Berkeley
Partner at KPMG

“Public accounting firms all devote significant resources to continuing education (one of the reasons that all of the Big 4 firms are in the Fortune top 100 best places to work). Associates gain technical accounting, analytical, project management and people management skills that are valuable throughout a career.”

Bradley W. Poole

Business and Accounting Major
University of Texas at Austin
Audit Partner at Deloitte

“Recruiters look for students who are seeking challenges and who are open to learning. Recruiters are looking for students who have demonstrated high technical competency and analytical skills. Recruiters will also be interested in students that demonstrate effective teaming, project management, leadership, and communication skills. As a recruiter, I am always am interested in understanding what sparked the student’s interest in accounting, and what their long term plans are professionally.”

Francois Hechinger

Partner at BDO USA

Ed Kennedy

Partner at Ernst & Young

Matt Koontz

Division Director, Marketing & Communications at CalCPA

Laura Martinez

Partner at PwC

Jack Russi

Vice Chairman & National Managing Partner at Deloitte

Angela Ty

Managing Director at KPMG

Berkeley Haas Academic Board Members

Administrative Board Members

  • John Clamme, Director of Corporate Partnerships, Berkeley Haas
  • Tom Devlin, Director, UC Berkeley Career Center
  • Abby Scott, Assistant Dean, MBA Career Management & Corporate Partnerships
  • Erika Walker, Assistant Dean, Berkeley Haas Undergraduate Program