The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has named William (Bill) Pirolli, partner at DiSanto, Priest and Co, as its new chair.
Effective as of June, Pirolli will also serve as vice chair of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, a combination of the AICPA and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
Pirolli brings 12 months of AICPA vice-chair experience to the role, and was recently recognized with the AICPA Sustained Contribution Award for his 20 years of voluntary service to the profession.
As for his work with DiSanto, Priest and Co, Pirolli focuses on traditional tax, accounting, and advisory services, as well as estate and succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, and financing and litigation support.
Pirolli claimed that encouraging the profession’s next generation, supporting small business, and focusing on the human element were his three key aims for his term of office.
In his acceptance speech, Pirolli said: “The most amazing thing about the three letters after our names is that when we get them, they come with a level of trust earned by those who came before us. Each of us protects that trust.
“When I think about the leadership you’ve shown this past year, it’s obvious to me that this trust in the profession is well-placed. You’ve helped businesses adapt. You’ve protected jobs. You’ve provided guidance and stability to clients and employers when they most needed it. And the work is not done yet.”