Tracy S. Benard, a New York-based partner in the Transactions & Restructuring Advisory service group for KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, has been named leader of the firm’s Accounting Advisory Services (AAS) network. Benard had previously served as KPMG’s AAS Financial Services industry leader.
With a focus on the investment and commercial banking industries, Benard has more than 20 years of experience providing assurance and advisory services to a global client base. She also specializes in accounting practices under U.S. GAAP and IFRS for structured products and financial instruments, such as derivatives, and advises clients on technical accounting and complex financial reporting matters related to acquisitions and divestitures.
“As a recognized authority in Accounting Advisory Services, Tracy Benard has helped cement KPMG’s position in the market and we expect the team to thrive under her leadership and guidance,” said Dan Tiemann, Americas lead for KPMG’s Transactions & Restructuring Advisory service group.
Benard joined KPMG in 1992 and has spent the last 11 years working in AAS. Previously she served nine years as a member of the firm’s Audit practice. Benard is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She also serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Accounting Department at Lehigh University and is active with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, serving on the Advocate Committee for the Annual Gala. Benard is a graduate of Lehigh University, where she achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. She currently resides in New York City.
About KPMG LLP
KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.kpmg.com/us), is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s member firms have 152,000 professionals, including more than 8,600 partners, in 156 countries.
About KPMG LLP’s Accounting Advisory Services
KPMG LLP’s Accounting Advisory Services provides mergers and acquisitions, divestiture, accounting policy conversion and implementation, and other transactional support. AAS provides advice on transactions that require complex technical accounting, tax, and financial reporting analysis and assists clients with understanding the implications of complicated business and accounting decisions.