Sandra Peters leads the Financial Reporting Policy team responsible for tracking all financial reporting issues, including coordinating the efforts of the Corporate Disclosure Policy Council, a key committee of CFA Institute volunteers that reviews and comments on financial reporting policy initiatives worldwide. She serves as spokesperson for the CFA Institute Centre to key financial reporting standard setters including the IASB, FASB, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and conducts outreach to other professional organizations and the media to discuss and promote financial reporting policies.
Sandy has an extensive and well-balanced background as a user advocate, preparer, and auditor. Most recently, Sandy served as Vice President and Corporate Controller at MetLife Inc. where she managed a staff of 60 individuals and was responsible for SEC Reporting, Technical Accounting, SOX Controls, and HR Controllers.
Prior to joining MetLife, she was a partner at KPMG LLP providing audit services primarily for insurance and financial services companies with an emphasis on clients in the financial guarantee, reinsurance, and property and casualty sectors of the insurance industry. While at KPMG she spent three years in London as a member of the U.S. Capital Market Group, where she assisted several European-based multinational clients with U.S. GAAP conversion projects, the SEC registration process, and technical assistance on U.S. GAAP accounting issues and SEC disclosure matters.
Sandy is a member of the IFRS Interpretation’s Committee (IFRS IC) which interprets International Financial Reporting Standards. She has recently been appointed to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (PCAOB) Standing Advisory Group and recently served on the FASB’s Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Committee (FASAC). She is a past member of the AICPA’s Insurance Expert Panel and the Center for Audit Quality’s (CAQ’s) SEC Regulations Committee.
Sandy is a CPA licensed in New York, Texas, and Nebraska and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York Society of Securities Analysts (NYSSA).
Sandy graduated summa cum laude from the University of Nebraska with a BSBA in accounting and received an MBA in finance from Indiana University.