Lisa Hackard

Audit Partner, KPMG
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Lisa is an audit partner based in Denver, serving as part of KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice in New York City. She is the lead partner for the annual assessment of KPMG’s U.S. system of quality control, which provides the foundation for audit and attestation quality, and she serves as the U.S representative on the KPMG global working group developing methodology and guidance for quality control standards. Lisa represents KPMG in a variety of external forums, including the Center for Audit Quality. Lisa is also an SEC Reviewing Partner, responsible for the quality review of audits of SEC Registrants and related SEC filings, and she is the national chair of KPMG’s Abilities in Motion BRG, leading the mental health task force.

Lisa also served as part of the firm’s Accelerate 2025 task force, focused on DE&I, and led the U.S. Firm’s resiliency pillar within the Culture network. Lisa promotes awareness of disabilities and mental health matters through local and national events, internal and external publications and workshops on topics including stress management, self-care, resiliency, happiness and suicide awareness/prevention. She serves as a mentor and resource for partners and employees throughout the firm and envisions a culture where the importance of mental and physical health are equally prominent and supported as the foundation for success. 

Lisa has also served as the lead KPMG recruiting partner for Colorado State University, and is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker on a variety of topics. Lisa is a member of the Global Leadership Council for the College of Business at Colorado State University, Mile High United Way Alexis de Tocqueville Society and Women United and a past member of the board of directors of Junior Achievement – Rocky Mountain and Shreveport, Louisiana. She received her bachelor’s degree with concentrations in accounting and finance from Colorado State University and is a licensed, active Certified Public Accountant in Colorado and New York.