January 4, 2021

GRF CPAs & Advisors (GRF) Senior Manager, Patricia (Tricia) Katebini, CPA, MBA has been elected to a three-year term on the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Joint Trial Board. With approximately 36 members, the Joint Trial Board is a hearing board of general original jurisdiction established under Section of the AICPA bylaws to adjudicate alleged violations of the bylaws and/or code of professional conduct. The Board’s objective is to provide uniform enforcement of professional standards by adjudicating disciplinary charges against state society and AICPA members. Read AICPA’s Report of the 2020 Nominations Committee.

“I am honored to work with the other members of the Joint Trial Board to uphold the standards and practices of the accounting profession,” said Ms. Katebini. Ms. Katebini’s term begins May 20, 2021.

An active member of AICPA since 2010, Ms. Katebini is a regular speaker on technical accounting and ethics topics for AICPA, MACPA, GWSCPA and other professional groups. She is also an MACPA Champion for the firm and has served on the Governmental and Not-for-Profit Conference Committee for the past several years. In addition to planning and managing her audits at GRF, Ms. Katebini plays a leadership role in the implementation of new standards, internal staff trainings and external presentation/webinars, and keeping GRF at the forefront of new technology to improve the audit process. She is also an active member of GRF’s women’s leadership committee, Women on the Move, and she serves as the Board President for Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services, Inc.



Founded in 1887, the AICPA represents the CPA profession nationally regarding rulemaking and standard setting, and serves as an advocate before legislative bodies, public interest groups and other professional organizations. The AICPA develops standards for audits of private companies and other services by CPAs; provides educational guidance materials to its members; develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination; and monitors and enforces compliance with the profession’s technical and ethical standards.


About GRF CPAs & Advisors

Headquartered in Bethesda, MD with an additional location in New York, NY, GRF is a full-service professional services firm providing clients with assurance, accounting, tax and advisory solutions. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2021, GRF leverages a deep bench of industry expertise to assist nonprofit organizations, government contractors, privately held businesses, trusts and individuals with their most challenging financial and operational issues.

GRF is consistently recognized among Inside Public Accounting’s Top 200 Firms, Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work For, Regional Leaders and Firms to Watch, Forbes’ Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms, and the Washington Business Journal’s Top Accounting Firms. For more about GRF, visit http://www.grfcpa.com/.