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Cindy Williams




Executive summary

Cindy is a managing director in the firm’s SEC Regulatory Matters group, with more than 15 years of auditing, accounting, and SEC reporting experience. She began her career in 2006 in the audit practice where she served public and private companies, primarily in the manufacturing and healthcare industries. After 8 years in the audit practice, she transitioned to the National Professional Standards Group focusing on SEC regulatory, financial reporting, and compliance issues. She also has significant capital markets experience having worked on initial public offerings, including SPACs; mergers and acquisitions; secondary offerings; and private placement offerings as well as audits of public companies.

As a national office resource with strong regulatory experience, Cindy supports Grant Thornton’s professionals and clients across a variety of industries, helping them navigate complex SEC reporting and compliance matters. She frequently presents at internal and external training events as well as regularly authors external thought leadership pieces on SEC regulatory developments. Cindy also leads several cross-border filing reviews for Grant Thornton International Ltd member firm clients.



Professional qualifications and memberships

  • Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia
  • Member of the AICPA and MACPA



Community involvement

  • Junior Achievement of Central Maryland




  • Bachelor of Science of Accounting from Temple University

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