Instructor Biography

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William V. Allen Jr, CPA

Bill Allen was born and reared in Massachusetts. He graduated from Boston College High School in 1956. After spending three years in the Marine Corps, he returned to school and graduated from Boston College in 1965. Bill started his career in auditing with Peat, Marwick (now KPMG) in Greensboro, North Carolina. From there he joined Touche Ross (now Deloitte) and transferred to their executive office in New York to work on the National Accounting and Auditing Staff. Bill has worked with and for local firms since 1973. He spent several years as Audit Manager for a large local firm in Miami, Florida. Then he founded an association of CPA firms in Florida and turned it into an international association of local CPA firms (now CPAmerica International). He directed the association from 1978 to 1982. Bill has taught auditing at Florida International University and the University of Miami. He has also written several publications and been a featured speaker at many conventions and meetings. He is an AICPA top discussion leader and has received Discussion Leader Awards from the AICPA and the states of Florida, Wyoming, and Illinois. Bill is currently the President of Making Auditors Proficient, inc. (MAP). MAP provides training, technical assistance, and other services to local CPA firms throughout the United States and Canada. What gives them a unique approach to their various services is their proficiency in Logical Auditing resulting in a more effective and efficient audit approach. Bill is also a Sole Practitioner in The Villages, Florida. His 2004 PCPS Peer Review resulted in an unqualified report with no letter of comments. Through this practice Bill provides peer reviews to over 50 firms throughout the United States. Bill is a recognized expert in Single Audits (Government and Non Profit). He was the Audit Partner for the City of Los Angeles from 1985 to 1991. He was also a Partner in a Local Firm with responsibility for over 50 small and medium sized government and non profit audits. Bill currently provides planning and review services on many of these types of audits for CPA firms. Bill was also a contributing editor to Thompson’s “Single Audit Information Service.” Bill is a member of the FICPA Peer Review Committee and a past member of the AICPA Government Accounting and Auditing Committee and FICPA Accounting and Auditing Committee. Bill has also served on several NPO Boards and was The Audit Committee Chairman for the Cornerstone Hospice Central Florida. For fun, Bill likes to play golf and read mysteries. Bill also plays the keyboards and has sung professionally.