Photographic portrait of Ira Fitlin
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Ira Fitlin

EY Global Assurance Quality Enablement Leader; Global Audit Quality Committee Chairman

Experienced audit leader with a track record of executing high-quality audits. Passionate about data, data analytics and other emerging technologies. Enjoys time with family, golf, skiing and travel.

As EY Global Assurance Quality Enablement Leader, Ira oversees the Quality Enablement Leader network and the Sustainable Audit Quality (SAQ) program. The main functions of his role are to enhance, develop, maintain and oversee quality initiatives, including:

  • Collaborating with Assurance Leadership to set the audit quality strategy 
  • Coordinating processes that evaluate quality matters
  • Teaming with Professional Practice directors on key SAQ initiatives
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of the components of the SAQ pillars 
  • Developing action plans involving the system of quality management, and internal and external inspections

Ira has over 30 years of experience auditing global financial institutions. This includes a five-year secondment in Japan, three years in Australia and five years in Switzerland.

He has a BS in Accounting from the New York Institute of Technology, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of CPAs.

How Ira is building a better working world

Over his 30-year career, Ira has consistently demonstrated a passion for audit quality by exercising sound judgment and exceptional technical knowledge. Ira has a proven track record of harnessing data, data analytics and other emerging technologies that result in increased audit effectiveness and improved audit quality. He works closely with regulators, oversight bodies and other stakeholders to improve audit quality and strengthen trust and confidence in the capital markets.

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