Biography

Jeanette M. Franzel served as Board Member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) from 2012--2018.  PCAOB’s mission is to oversee the audits of public companies and brokers and dealers to protect investors and further the public interest.  As Board Member, Ms. Franzel provided strategic direction and review for all of PCAOB’s programs, including registration and inspections of CPA firms, enforcement, standard-setting, and research and analysis.

Ms. Franzel brought extensive audit experience to the PCAOB after a distinguished career at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).  She ended her tenure as Managing Director, overseeing all aspects of GAO’s financial audits of the U.S. federal government. From 2008 through 2011, Ms. Franzel’s team provided oversight of the U.S. government’s efforts to stabilize the financial markets and promote economic recovery. 

Ms. Franzel has testified before congressional committees numerous times on issues involving accountability, governance, and internal controls.  

For four years Ms. Franzel was named as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People” by Accounting Today. She was also the recipient of GAO's Distinguished Service Award, the AICPA's Outstanding CPA in Government Award, and the Association of Government Accountants’ International Achievement Award.

Ms. Franzel holds the following professional certifications: CPA, CIA, CMA and CGFM.