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Jennifer   Burns

Jennifer Burns

Deloitte LLP
Partner | Regulatory and Professional Matters
Washington, DC, USA

Jennifer is a Partner in the Washington D.C. office of Deloitte LLP and has more than 20 years of experience working on audits and related regulatory and professional matters.  Jennifer’s current responsibilities include: engaging with professional bodies and representing the views of the firm on standard-setting and regulatory activities; developing positions on proposed standards and rules that govern the profession; leading efforts related to education, eminence, and implementation of new standards.

In her role, Jennifer served as the firm’s representative on COSO’s Advisory Council which provided input on the development of the 2013 COSO Internal Control- Integrated Framework.  As companies have been implementing the new COSO Framework, Jennifer has been leading efforts to help educate professionals on the changes, related impacts, and considerations.  She also previously served as a member of COSO’s task force which assisted in the development of COSO’s Guidance on Monitoring Internal Control Systems.

From 2004 through 2006, Jennifer was a Professional Accounting Fellow at the SEC in the Office of the Chief Accountant.  While at the SEC, Jennifer worked on regulatory matters related to the development of auditing policies and procedures, including those targeted at implementing Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.  During this time, she was the SEC’s observer monitoring the development of COSO’s Internal Control Over Financial Reporting - Guidance for Smaller Public Companies.    

Prior to joining the Commission, Jennifer spent 11 years with Deloitte in its audit practice, performing audits and working in Deloitte’s national office.  While working in Deloitte’s national office, Jennifer was responsible for analyzing, monitoring, and helping the firm respond to regulatory activities of the SEC and PCAOB during the time of the implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the formation of the PCAOB.  Her experience also includes supporting firm representatives on the AICPA Auditing Standards Board and the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board.

Jennifer graduated cum laude from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California.  She is a Certified Public Accountant in California and the District of Columbia and is a member of the AICPA.


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