Elizabeth Woo (B.A. ’02, MBA ’09) is a practicing certified public accountant who is the current head of audit methodology for Crowe LLP. She developed strong accounting and auditing skills during her years as a senior manager at BDO USA LLP and as a managing director at Crowe LLP.
Woo is intensely specialized in the application and interpretation of U.S. accounting and auditing standards (GAAP, GAAS, PCAOB) for audit, review and agreed-upon procedures engagements. She is also deeply interested in the future of audit and work. Her research investigates innovative technologies such as data analytics, robotic process automation and artificial intelligence. The practical application of her research explores how independent public accounting firms can implement these tools and technologies to transform their approach to audit execution.
Woo discovered her love of teaching accounting after graduating from UCLA, while teaching in BDO’s national training programs. Shortly thereafter, her role evolved into developing in-person and e-learning accounting courses for national and international delivery. Joining the faculty as a lecturer in the undergraduate accounting curriculum at her alma mater has been her dream job ever since.
Most of all, Woo desires to inspire her undergraduate accounting students, spark their curiosity and instill a passion for careers in public accounting.