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UHY LLP (UHY) today announced that Betina Dufault has joined the firm as the National Director of Financial Reporting and Quality Control. As a member of UHY’s national office, Dufault acts as a technical resource for the firm’s significant audit practice, consulting with our client service professionals as they adopt new audit procedures and review new accounting principles. Dufault also oversees the firm’s extensive quality control and internal inspection programs and will facilitate external inspections conducted by AICPA peer reviewers, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and the United States Department of Labor (DOL). 

Prior to joining UHY, Dufault was an Associate Director at the PCAOB in the Division of Registration and Inspections where she spent 15 years working on developing inspections and reporting matters including, for the last seven years, overseeing the remediation program for the country’s largest accounting firms.  

“Betina brings over 25 years of work experience in assurance, accounting, advisory, and regulatory matters and is a proven veteran of quality in the audit process,” said Cynthia Scheuer, Managing Partner of UHY LLP.  “We are excited for Betina to join our firm where she will make an immediate impact as a key advisor to our practitioners throughout our organization”

Prior to her tenure at the PCAOB, Dufault was a senior manager at a Big Four accounting firm where she led audits of public and private companies, and advised clients on technical accounting matters. Dufault also completed a two-year fellowship position at the Securities and Exchange Commission where she reviewed filings made under the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Dufault received her B.S. degree in accounting from George Mason University and is a licensed CPA in Virginia, where she, her husband and their daughter reside.