Jeanette Franzel

former member

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and former managing director

Government Accountability Office

Jeanette Franzel has extensive experience and expertise in governance, risk, internal controls, financial reporting, financial auditing, compliance, and emerging trends in the accounting profession.

Currently, Jeannette serves on the EY Independent Audit Quality Committee for the US Audit Practice. In this capacity, she counsels EY senior leadership on areas and actions that can further strengthen audit quality.

Jeanette also provides expert consulting to the Center for Audit Excellence at the US Government Accountability Office (GAO). In 219, she led projects to assess organizational capacity of the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) of the Republic of Armenia and the Dominican Republic, and continues to be involved in audit capacity building efforts in those countries. She has recently begun a similar project with the Government of the Bahamas.

She also serves on the Research Advisory Board of the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), advising the CAQ in promoting independent academic research that has important, real-world impact on audit quality.

Jeanette is an incoming board member for the North Carolina Association of CPAs.

Jeanette was previously a member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) where she provided strategic oversight for all PCAOB mission programs to oversee the audits of public companies and brokers and dealers that file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). She was appointed by the SEC in February 212 and served until January 218.

She brought extensive audit experience to the PCAOB after a distinguished career at the GAO. She ended her tenure as Managing Director, overseeing all aspects of GAO’s financial audits of the U.S. federal government. During and after the financial crisis, Jeanette’s team provided oversight of the government’s efforts to stabilize the financial markets and promote economic recovery.

Jeanette has testified numerous times before congressional committees and subcommittees on governance and accountability issues.

She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and received her MBA degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.