Randall Miller, CPA, partner at Hawkins Ash CPAs, has accepted a two-year appointment as Chairperson for the Peer Review Alliance. The Peer Review Alliance (PRA) is the administering entity (AE) for the American Institute of Certified Pubic Accounts (AICPA) Peer Review Program. PRA oversees peer reviews for more than 2,000 Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firms licensed in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, and West Virginia. The Peer Review program helps individuals and firms find qualified peer reviewers, schedules reviews, and assists firms and reviewers with the peer review process.
“I am a big believer in fellow CPAs helping one another. Serving as chair of PRA allows me the opportunity to serve my fellow CPAs and assist them through their peer reviews,” said Miller. “I have served on two AEs and I have broad accounting and auditing and Quality Control (QC) experience going back over 30 years; I currently serve as the QC partner of Hawkins Ash CPAs. I’m pleased to put this experience to work for the greater CPA community.”
“The life blood of the AICPA Peer Review Program are teams of volunteer CPAs who serve on the various Report Acceptance Bodies (RABs) through AEs like PRA.”
Since 1982, Miller has provided accounting and audit services to municipalities, school districts, nonprofits, and employee benefit plans. Based out of the Hawkins Ash CPAs Manitowoc, Wis., office, he is the QC partner of the Firm’s Accounting and Auditing Committee. He is also a member of the Firm’s Employee Benefit Plan Service Group and Governmental Service Group. He is the Firm’s designated partner for the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center. Miller holds AICPA certifications that include the Advanced Defined Contributions Plans Audit Certificate and the Advanced Single Audit Certificate.
According to PRA, peer review is a systemic evaluation of a sole practitioner’s or CPA firm’s system of quality control over its accounting and auditing practice. It focuses on monitoring individuals’ and firms’ conformity with professional standards and is one of the self-regulatory tools used by the profession to protect the CPA hallmark and the public interest.
About Hawkins Ash CPAs
Hawkins Ash CPAs, a Forbes-recommended and Inside Public Accounting 200 firm, provides certified public accounting services to privately held businesses, governmental organizations, nonprofit entities, housing authorities and credit unions. The firm currently has offices in Green Bay, La Crosse, Manitowoc, Marshfield, Medford and Mequon, Wisconsin, and Rochester, St. Charles and Winona, Minnesota. The firm was founded in 1956. To learn more about Hawkins Ash CPAs, visit www.hawkinsashcpas.com.