Kristi N. Lefforge, CPA.CITP, CGMA, CIA
Kristi N. Lefforge, CPA.CITP, CGMA, CIA, is the director of Consulting Services with IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, a specialized CPA firm dedicated to helping small businesses and middle market organizations leverage strategic technologies, proactively manage their business and technical risks, and enable balanced organizational growth and development. Kristi also works with larger organizations as an IT auditor and trusted business advisor.
Kristi is a Certified Information Technology Professional (CPA.CITP), and is one of only four in Hawaii. The CITP credential is a specialty designation of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), that identifies Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) with the unique ability to bridge between business and technology; meeting the strict requirements for a CPA license as well as additional training and experience in: technology strategic planning, IT architecture, business process enablement, system development and acquisition, IT audit and control, and IT governance. Kristi has also been involved in the authoring of guidance published by the AICPA on Information Technology Considerations in Financial Statement Auditing.
Kristi has over 20 years of experience leading groups of accounting, consulting, and internal audit professionals. Her business and industry experience includes oversight of accounting and financial operations, internal audit group management, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) project management, and merger & acquisition facilitation. She has worked in the management and senior leadership teams of both a national and local public accounting firm focusing on serving clients in the financial services, healthcare, education, not-for-profit, state government, and energy sectors. Most recently she specialized in: outsourced IT audit and internal audit management, SOX compliance, internal control and process improvement consulting, and business solutions management.
Kristi holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Occidental College and is Certified as a Public Accountant (CPA), Information Technology Professional (CITP), Internal Auditor (CIA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).
o 2011 - 2012: President, Board of Directors
o 2010 - 2011: President - Elect, Board of Directors
o 2009 - 2011; Chair, Seminars Committee
o Other: Programs Committee, Certification Committee, and History Committee.
o 2013 - present: Treasurer, Board of Directors
o 2012: Chair, Governance Committee, Board of Directors
o 2011 - 2012: Chair, Programs Committee, Board of Directors
o Other: Leadership Committee, Wahine Forum Advisory Board, and Legacy Circle Leader
Awards and Accolades
2010 Forty Under 40 Recipient, Pacific Business News
2010 Most Valuable Committee Chair, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) - Hawaii Chapter
Kristi N. Lefforge
CPA.CITP, CGMA, CIA
Director, Consulting Services
Director, Hawaii Operations