Paula is currently the NY Metro Regional Assurance Leader, leading one of the firm's largest assurance practices with oversight of approximately 275 partners and 3,000 staff. Throughout her career, Paula has worked almost exclusively serving clients in the retail and consumer products industry. She has served several multinational companies and has significant experience in dealing with operational, technical accounting, and SEC/financial reporting matters. Her diverse capabilities include in internal control reviews addressing new system implementations, transactions (acquisitions and divestitures), advising on accounting function efficiency, consolidation and shared services initiatives, and coordinating integrated audit teams to provide operational benefits to clients. Previously, Paula was the US and Global Talent Leader for PwC. In this role she lead the firm's strategy for recruiting, onboarding, and talent management globally, enabling our people to grow as individuals, work flexibly, and build lasting relationships. Prior to her role as the firm's US and Global Talent Leader she served as the Managing Partner for our Stamford office and as the NY Metro Retail and Consumer Market Team Leader.