Paul E. Pierson, CPA

Paul is Director of Professional Standards and Peer Review for the Illinois CPA Society. In this capacity, he oversees the administration of the Peer Review Program for approximately 1,500 CPA firms in Illinois and Iowa. Paul has served as a discussion leader at the AICPA’s Annual Peer Review Conference and Advanced Reviewer Training Course as well as several state CPA society conferences and chapter events. He is also responsible for monitoring the continuing professional education and licensing rules in Illinois and Iowa and responding to member inquiries regarding those matters. Paul has served on the Technical Reviewers Advisory Task Force to the AICPA Peer Review Board, and currently serves as staff liaison to the Peer Review Report Acceptance and Employment Benefits Committees of the Illinois CPA Society. He also oversees the Society’s Accounting Principles, Audit and Assurance Services, Not-for-Profit, Governmental, and Ethics Committees. Paul graduated from Illinois State University with a BS in Accounting and was an audit manager with a large, local CPA firm in East Peoria, Illinois, prior to joining the Society.