Ann Cohen is currently an Executive Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer of The Institute of Internal Auditors (The IIA), an international professional association, overseeing all financial, risk management, and information technology.
Prior to joining The IIA, Ms. Cohen served in senior financial leadership roles for both public and private companies including Taylor Morrison Homes (formerly Taylor Woodrow), a $2.5 billion international residential homebuilder and mixed-use property developer, Starwood Vacation Ownership, a $600 million international division of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, a NYSE traded company, and Sunterra Corporation, a $450 million NYSE traded international vacation ownership company.
In her career, Ms. Cohen has overseen financial reporting under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), business planning and analysis, financial and operational strategies, human resources, information technology, enterprise risk management, the acquisition and disposition of projects, and regulatory reporting including SEC reporting. Ms. Cohen has also worked closely with various public accounting firms and audit committees.
Ms. Cohen began her accounting career as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Ms. Cohen is a Certified Public Accountant (Florida) and a Certified Global Management Accountant. She holds a Master’s in finance (MSF) from Florida International University and a bachelor’s in science (BS) in Accounting from the University of Florida.