NEW YORK (March 12, 2018) --Tim Christen, CPA, CGMA, former chairman of the American Institute of CPAs, has been named to the board of directors of CPA.com.
Christen is currently chairman of Baker Tilly International, one of the ten largest global accounting and advisory firm networks, and formerly CEO of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, a top 15 U.S. firm with revenue of more than $500 million. As chair of the AICPA, Christen championed innovation and rapid technology adoption. He also played a key role in securing membership approval for the formation of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the 650,000-member global accounting organization that serves as the unified voice of the AICPA and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
“Tim brings an important strategic perspective to our board,” said Erik Asgeirsson, president and CEO of CPA.com. “As an experienced and respected firm leader, his insight and guidance will inform how we work with firms to transform core practices areas. It’s an exciting time for both the company and the profession and we’re fortunate to have someone with Tim’s background join the board at this critical juncture.”
Christen has been recognized by Accounting Today as one of the Top 100 most influential people in the profession, and by Inside Public Accounting as one of the five most admired U.S. managing partners.
"We're entering a critical time regarding the evolution of the audit and how that impacts the profession," said Barry C. Melancon, CPA, CGMA, president and CEO of the American Institute of CPAs, the parent organization of CPA.com. "Having someone with Tim's large firm and auditing background on the CPA.com board will help us greatly in setting our strategic roadmap."
CPA.com is known for bringing innovative solutions to the profession, either in partnership with leading providers or directly through its own development. The company has established itself as a thought leader on emerging technologies and as the trusted business advisor to practitioners in the United States, with a growing global focus.
The company’s core mission is to advance the technology ecosystem for the accounting profession, drive the transformation of practice areas, and lead technology research and innovation efforts for practitioners.
A subsidiary of the American Institute of CPAs, the company is also part of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the world’s most influential organization representing the profession. For more information, visit CPA.com.