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Speaker

Hillary Salo

Hillary Salo was appointed technical director of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and chair of the Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) in August 2020.  As technical director, she is responsible for managing the FASB’s technical accounting and research activities and staff. 

Ms. Salo, who began her accounting career as a FASB postgraduate technical assistant, rejoined the organization from the New York City office of KPMG LLP, where she was a partner in the audit practice and engagement partner for a large global financial services organization. 

Her KPMG career began in 2004 when she joined the company as a senior associate in the Chicago office. For the next nine years, she worked in both the Chicago and New York City offices of KPMG, spending time in both the accounting advisory services group and the audit quality and professional practice group. 

Ms. Salo also served as a professional accounting fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington DC from 2013–15, and then returned to KPMG in New York City in 2015 as a partner. 

Ms. Salo earned her undergraduate degree in business administration and her Master of Accountancy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.