Chris Cole

Associate Director, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants

Chris joined the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Durham, NC in September 2006. Chris is an Associate Director, currently responsible the AICPA Not-for-Profit Member Section and the Not-for-Profit Certificate Program. He is also responsible for technical publications and continuing education programs and materials focusing on the not-for-profit, governmental and tax practice areas. Chris is the staff liaison to the AICPA Not-for-Profit Expert Panel and the AICPA Not-for-Profit Advisory Council and a participating observer for the FASB Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee. He frequently speaks on various not-for-profit topics and serves on the planning committee for the AICPA's annual Not-for-Profit Industry Conference.

Prior to joining the AICPA, Chris was a Manager for a local CPA firm in Durham, NC specializing in not-for-profit, construction industry and high net worth individual clients. During Chris’ tenure in public accounting, he performed a variety of services for clients, including financial statement audits and reviews, business consulting, tax services and forensic/litigation accounting.

Chris received his Bachelors Degree in Education from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC in May 1990, after which he worked in hospitality industry management with Marriott Management Services at Duke University. He then completed his accounting coursework in 1998 and went on to become a licensed CPA in 1999. He holds a CPA license in North Carolina and is a member of the AICPA Not-for-Profit Section, the NC Association of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.


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