Claudia Bassett, CPA, is a Director with CohnReznick with over 20 years of accounting and auditing experience in public accounting. Claudia joined the firm in 2015 as part of the firm's National Office in the Regional Professional Practice Group. Claudia's primary role is performing pre-issuance reviews over privately held and public companies. Claudia provides accounting and auditing technical consultation to engagement teams on a firm wide basis. Claudia has developed and instructed several courses on topics such as business combinations, stock-based compensation and auditing. Claudia works with a multitude of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, technology, entertainment and commercial real estate. Claudia also is an external speaker on a variety of accounting topics and has written several articles published by the firm.
Claudia began her career at a Big Four firm where she spent sixteen years, which included servicing both privately held and multinational public companies. Included in her experience was a tour in the National Office, specifically in internal inspections. Claudia has extensive experience testing for Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance, evaluating internal controls and proposing remediation plans, and performing risk assessments. Her career includes experience in public offerings and in debt and equity financing.
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