Lillian Ceynowa

Lillian Ceynowa is special adviser to Board Member J. Robert Brown, Jr., and advises him on all matters that come before the board.

Previously, she served as a PCAOB associate chief auditor since 2011, where she played an integral role in developing proposed rules, including data gathering and analysis for economic analysis purposes, and interpretive audit guidance. She also has provided technical support on auditor independence matters to the divisions of Registration and Inspections, and Enforcement and Investigations.

Prior to joining the PCAOB, Ms. Ceynowa worked on policy-driven initiatives involving public company auditing at the Center for Audit Quality, as director of professional practice and member relations from 2007-2011; and earlier, as director of the Center for Public Company Audit Firms at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants from 2004-2007. She began work at the AICPA in the Professional Ethics Division, where she investigated accountants who were alleged to have violated auditing and accounting standards; she also was involved in the rulemaking for the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.

Ms. Ceynowa began her career at KPMG LLP. She earned a B.S. in Accounting from Rutgers University. She is a certified public accountant in New Jersey.