Elly Barrineau


I am a business professional with 20 years of experience working in Consulting/Advisory, Accounting, and Audit. In my current role, I have the privilege of serving as CLA's Chief Outsourcing Officer, helping serve and manage over 1,500 Consulting & Outsourcing professionals as they work to serve their clients and communities.  

CLA’s Consulting & Outsourcing practice consists CLA’s Outsourced Finance and Accounting services, Consulting and Accounting Solutions, and other Advisory services (including IT & Cybersecurity, Forensic Accounting and Investigations, Business Risk), and Talent Solutions services.

Prior to my current role, I served as the Managing Principal of CLA’s Advisory practice (SAS) assisting our teams serving our clients with advisory services. 

Prior to joining CLA, I worked in PwC’s Assurance services. I have an extensive background working on audits of multi-national companies applying US accounting standards. I also have a background in providing accounting and financial reporting technical advice to a diverse range of companies applying both US and international accounting standards.

During that time I completed a 2 year tour in the Accounting Services Group within National Professional Services Group (National office) specializing in accounting for business combinations, discontinued operations, segment reporting, goodwill, impairment, consolidation (including variable interest entities), joint venture accounting, investments accounted for under the equity method, asset retirement obligations, fair value, and restructuring. 

During my tour I was an active participant in the global network that was focused on interpreting IFRS. I was also a regular contributor to the firm's thought leadership including Global Guide to Business Combinations, Dataline, M&A Snapshot, Similarities and Differences, Quarter Close, Technical Updates, and various other publications. 

I also completed a 2.5 year tour in Amsterdam, Netherlands. During that time, I was responsible for the audit of a European component of a US based and listed Fortune 150 client.

I am a Certified Public Accountant in the state of North Carolina and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


BS and MS in Accounting from University of North Carolina Greensboro

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