Meet Sandy Pfeffer
Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Timing the market for a successful IPO may be a challenge. Sandy Pfeffer thrives on that challenge, advising companies on activities they can control, so they are ready to move fast when the market is right.
"Failure to coordinate the many moving pieces may result in inefficiencies that can distract management from key tasks during a critical time. Potential consequences of poor pre-IPO planning include higher expenses to implement processes after the fact, non-compliance with regulatory standards, increased risk and diminished investor confidence."
—Sandy Pfeffer in an article about essential planning stages of going public.
February 2012, CFO Journal – The Wall Street Journal
Sandy Pfeffer has over 16 years of experience providing a wide range of advisory services to companies that are evaluating and executing transformational activities. Anchored with her significant SEC and technical accounting experience, Sandy provides full-range advisory services to entities preparing for initial public offerings (IPO), US Securities and Exchange (SEC) registration and divestitures/spin-offs. Sandy finds that knowing the “why”, helps define the “what” and the “how”. Therefore, Sandy’s approach in delivering these services is to bring value to her clients – focusing on operationalizing solutions and incorporating areas of focus outside the obvious. As it relates to IPOs and related transactions, this includes areas such as corporate governance, finance transformation, treasury and human capital.
From an industry perspective, Sandy has spent much of her career in financial services, with a specific focus on mortgage banking. She’s helped clients navigate the complexities of mortgage servicing rights, loan accounting, financial instruments, derivatives, hedging, securitizations and fair value. Sandy is a designated subject-matter resource in the area of financial instruments (“FI-SMR”) for Deloitte & Touche LLP’s audit practice and leads the Southeast FI-SMR group.
Sandy is a contributing author to the Deloitte publication “Strategies for Going Public” and was quoted by the CFO Journal – The Wall Street Journal article “"Considering an IPO? Six Essential Planning Stages of Going Public" (February 2012). Sandy is a leader within Deloitte’s Women’s Initiative (WIN) and active in women’s initiative activities in the community. She serves as the Impact Committee chair for the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s Women’s Initiative Leadership Committee. Sandy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Sandy holds a B.B.A. in accounting from Temple University and is a certified public accountant licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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