Maura is an audit partner in KPMG’s Boston Office. She has nearly 15 years of experience providing financial statement audit, audit of internal control, performance improvement advisory, and related assurance services to clients. In 2010, Maura supported the creation of KPMG’s Sustainability Services practice in the U.S. In that role, she developed the KPMG U.S. approach to sustainability assurance and has led the Firm’s largest ESG engagements, which include assurance of use of proceeds of green bonds, social impact of private equity funds, standalone greenhouse gas emissions reports, and full corporate responsibility reports. She currently leads the Firm’s national efforts around ESG measurement, reporting and assurance.
Maura serves as KPMG’s liaison to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). She contributes to KPMG’s views with respect to SASB and the AICPA Sustainability Task Force and supports KPMG International member firms with ESG assurance of U.S. components.
In addition, Maura is a leader in KPMG’s venture-capital backed company audit practice, working with life sciences and biotech portfolio companies of venture capital firms preparing for their initial public offerings. Through this role, she engages with VC partners, analysts and CEOs that are thinking about impact at the portfolio company level.
Maura champions inclusion and diversity with a focus on retaining and elevating women in business. She actively mentors working mothers through KPMG’s Network of Women and regularly speaks at internal events about her experiences. In addition, she is a partner champion of Breaking 7%, a network of women in venture capital with the goal of elevating more women to the partner level at VC firms.
As a licensed CPA, Maura is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). She was named a Boston Business Journal 40 Under 40 in 2017 and an MSCPA Woman to Watch – Emerging Leader in 2018. She holds a Master's degree in Accounting and a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.