Wendy Stevens Partner, National Quality & Risk Management Leader

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Wendy is a Partner at Mazars where she leads the firm’s National Quality & Risk Management Team. The group is responsible for the firm’s compliance with professional standards, risk management, independence and ethics, and provides technical support to the firm’s accounting and auditing practice through consultation, quality reviews and monitoring of policies and procedures.

Wendy’s more than 35 years of experience includes providing accounting and auditing services to a variety of public and private clients in a multitude of industries. She is involved with complex accounting issues providing advisory services regarding accounting, auditing and compliance matters, including SEC rules, PCAOB standards and ethical compliance.

She founded and serves as Chair of Women@Mazars USA. Women@Mazars is a long-term effort supporting the full potential of women leaders at Mazars through education, awareness, and improving visibility of and access to role models. Women@Mazars actively engages all men and women at the firm, building diverse teams to enhance the growth of the firm and the individual. She also serves on the Mazars Group Quality & Risk Management Board, with leadership responsibility for International Quality Control.

Wendy graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.

Industry Expertise

Technology, Media and Communications

Industry and Services

Service Specialties

Accounting and Auditing Assurance Mergers and Acquisitions/Dispositions

Public and Private Equity
Public Company Services

Licenses & Certifications

Certified Public Accountant, New York

 

Memberships

International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (2021-present)
Center for Audit Quality’s Professional Practice Executive Committee (2015-2020) and Smaller Firms Task Force (2015-present) 

Standing Advisory Group (SAG) of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) (2017-2019) 
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

Volunteer Activities

Great Neck Student Aid Fund, Financial Aid Officer

 

Media

“Auditors Face Global Overhaul in How They Patrol Their Work.”  Bloomberg Tax  2019 “Special report: Fostering gender parity.”  Long Island Business News (LIBN)  2018

“Women at Mazars Press for Progress in the Accounting Industry.” CommPRO  2018

Speaking Engagements

Conference Speaker: “Auditing Standards Shifting Away from Simple Checklists”  The Trusted Professional NYSSCPA   Nov 2019

Conference Speaker: “2018 Was Slower Year for PCAOB, But Expect Ramp-Up in 2019”  The Trusted Professional NYSSCPA   Nov 2018

Awards & Recognitions

2019 City & State Above and Beyond Award, 1 of 5 Impactful Businesswomen in New York
Notable Women in Accounting and Consulting, Crain’s 2018

Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business, LIBN 201

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