Jeffrey Rapaglia is a Partner within Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP’s (DHG) Professional Standards Group. Jeff has extensive knowledge of, and insight into, the key challenges facing the audit profession, including major initiatives undertaken by the regulators and standard-setters. He brings more than 20 years of extensive professional experience, having spent more than three years as Technical Director of Professional Practice for the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), and several years prior as a Senior Manager within the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (PCAOB) Office of Research and Analysis. Prior to these roles, Jeffrey was Vice President of Financial Reporting for a smaller public financial institution and started his career at a Big Four firm. Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Massachusetts and North Carolina.
Jeffrey’s responsibilities include evaluating and enhancing the firm’s audit methodology, authoring knowledge-share content including DHG's comment letter responses to certain regulatory proposals, and developing policies and interpretive guidance on accounting and auditing standards. Jeffrey also serves as an additional technical resource regarding SEC, PCAOB and other public company matters; and continues to be an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the CAQ, with current or past service on various committees and task forces, including the CAQ’s Smaller Firm Task Force and the AICPA's Auditor's Reporting Model and Quality Control Task Forces.