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UK graduate Elizabeth Woodward selected president of Kentucky Society of CPAs


Elizabeth Woodward has been selected president of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants and began her one-year term on July 1.

Woodward was recognized as the new president on June 14 at the organization’s Leadership Luncheon and Annual Members Meeting at The Olmsted in Louisville.

Elizabeth Woodward

Woodward obtained her Master of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Kentucky. She worked in the audit group of KPMG for six years, and joined Dean Dorton in 2000. She has 25 years of experience in public accounting. She leads Dean Dorton’s Forensic Group, specializing in bankruptcy accounting matters, litigation support, and forensic accounting services.

In addition to her Certification in Financial Forensics (CFF), Woodward is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She has served in several fiduciary roles, including Chief Restructuring Officer, Receiver and Fee Examiner. Woodward has acted as a Compliance Ethics Monitor/Independent Monitor of a rural electric cooperative, reporting to two branches of the Federal Government.

Woodward has testified in state and federal courts. She teaches professional ethics frequently for Dean Dorton and for the Kentucky Society of CPAs. Woodward also speaks on fraud prevention and detection, and on forensic accounting.

Woodward is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the American Institute of CPAs, Chair of the AICPA Forensic and Valuations Services, Fraud Task Force Committee, AICPA Governing Council and AICPA Forensic and Litigation Services Committee.

The KyCPA president is a volunteer position elected by the Society’s general membership. The president serves one year, offering leadership and guidance, enforcing bylaws, presiding over the executive committee and working with the board of directors to govern the Society.

From Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants


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