Steven Mendez is a Director within PwC Switzerland’s Risk & Quality team, focused on regulatory, methodology, and audit quality matters, as well as leads several initiatives within the firm’s US Desk. Prior to this Steven worked in the Inspections Division at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), and was a senior manager, and manager at Ernst & Young (“E&Y”) and PwC, respectively. Steven has over 15 years of experience in the accounting, audit and regulatory environment, working with clients in the US, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Steve’s technical background includes US GAAP, IFRS, SEC reporting and PCAOB standards.
Steve sits on the boards of PRIMER, an organization of leaders in business, academic, and government, and LatinoJustice PRLDEF, an organization that champions equitable society by using the power of the law together with advocacy and education. At PRIMER, Steve is on the executive committee, and serves as the organization’s treasurer. At LatinoJustice PRLDEF, Steve serves as the chair of the audit committee, and serves on the education committee.
Steven previously sat on the board of ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting), as Director of the North East Region, and also served as its Student Director in NY, and then President of ALPFA NY, the organization’s flagship chapter. Steven has also been involved with other non-profit organizations whose initiatives and programs are aimed at addressing higher education within minority groups. Some of these organizations include Junior Achievement, ASPIRA, and the NY State Society of Certified Public Accountants’ COAP program, where Steven served as an advisory board member for the Pace University COAP program.
Steven received his B.A. in Accounting & Information Systems from Queens College, City University of New York, is a Certified Public Accountant in New York and New Jersey, and is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Steven currently lives in Zurich, Switzerland with his wife and children.