Director of Audit Training
ricia Van Vliet joined 20-20 as Director of Audit Training in March 2022. Her career as a CPA has spanned more than 25 years in, and supporting, the public accounting industry. Most of her career has been dedicated to development and delivery of audit methodology, guidance, and professional education. Her journey has been filled with national level opportunities to work with accounting professionals in firms across the United States spectrum, Big 4, sole practitioners and everywhere in between. Tricia’s professional heart has always thrived when teaching and coaching auditors. Bringing her love of learning and education to 20-20, she is excited to work with our clients to navigate the “learn-unlearn-relearn" reality in the current and future world of auditing. Tricia worked for nearly 20 years at BDO USA LLP where she was a National Assurance Director. She went on to impact the profession as a whole in 2015 as a Technical Manager at the American Institute of CPAs where she worked with various standard-setting bodies and task forces. In October 2020, her passions led her to create The Wellness CPA PLLC with a mission to shape a healthier future for CPAs and positively impact lives threatened by anxiety, depression, and burnout. Her work culminated with the development of her college-level learning program, Beyond Balances: Accounting for a Career Journey Lived, Not Survived, which reinforces technical accounting and auditing concepts while building an awareness of practices to maintain overall health and wellbeing in an ever-evolving and heavily scrutinized profession. Beyond Balances led to amazing opportunities in 2021 as she became an Adjunct Professor and published author in a global collaborative book project, “Enough: Unlock a life of abundance starting right where you are.” Tricia is licensed as a CPA in Michigan and North Carolina and is a member of the AICPA and Michigan Association of CPAs. She is a life-long resident of Michigan. She and her husband, Steve, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in 2020, and are blessed to be parents of two grown sons, Cody, and Nick, and their “pandemic puppy”, Dodger.
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