Barbara Vanich

As deputy chief auditor, Barbara Vanich provides technical direction in the development of PCAOB standards, assists in managing the activities of the Office of the Chief Auditor, and ensures that the PCAOB standards are appropriately communicated to auditors and other interested parties. She was the leader of the project team on auditing accounting estimates, including fair value measurements, and the project team that assisted the Board in developing the standards for the attestation engagements of broker-dealers.

Prior to joining the PCAOB in 2009, Ms. Vanich was a director at Navigant Consulting, specializing in advising on accounting policy matters. She also was a vice president in accounting policy at JPMorgan Chase. Ms. Vanich also worked for KPMG, LLP, in its assurance practice. While there, she performed audits, primarily of large financial institutions.

Ms. Vanich earned a B.S. from Point Park University, majoring in accounting. She is a certified public accountant.