Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor has been named chair of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, a global accounting organization formed in 2017 by members of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).
Ellison-Taylor brings extensive experience to the role, which she will hold for a one-year term. She currently works as global accounting strategy director for Oracle America and also serves as chairman of the AICPA. In her new position, she will work closely with David Stanford, the newly elected president of CIMA who has been named vice chairman.
On her appointment, Ellison-Taylor says, “Technological innovation is disrupting our society, spurring demand for the higher value strategic guidance that CGMAs and CPAs offer to clients and businesses everywhere. In these extraordinary times, the association has united and strengthened our profession, creating boundless possibilities for the accountants of today and tomorrow.”
The association represents 650,000 CGMAs, CPAs and students from 179 countries. The board is made up of CPAs and CGMAs responsible for overseeing strategies that advance the organization’s mission. The chairmanship rotates between the chairman of the AICPA and the president of CIMA. Ellison-Taylor succeeds Andrew Miskin, who is the immediate-past president of CIMA.