Cristy Turgeon joined PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) as a Washington National Tax Services (WNTS) partner in 2002. She currently leads the Firm’s Accounting Method Services (AMS) practice for the Metro region, as well as the Firm’s Revenue Recognition initiative for the Tax line of service. Based in New York City, Cristy advises clients primarily in the New York metropolitan area on federal tax matters and assists those clients with accounting method and period planning. Cristy also has national responsibility for consulting on federal tax issues and assisting clients identify and defend federal tax planning opportunities, particularly for clients in the pharmaceutical, entertainment, media and communications industries.
Prior to joining PwC, Cristy served for four years as Senior Tax Law Specialist in the Department of Treasury’s Office of Tax Policy. At Treasury, Cristy developed, reviewed, and analyzed tax legislation and administrative guidance addressing a wide array of tax accounting method issues, including capitalization, cost recovery, inventories, accounting periods, timing of income recognition, timing of deductions, long-term contract accounting, and other accrual accounting issues. In this role, she worked extensively with the Joint Committee on Taxation and the Internal Revenue Service’s Offices of Chief Counsel and Division Counsel with respect to matters of tax policy. Prior to joining Treasury, Cristy was a Senior Manager in the Federal Tax Services group in the WNTS office of Price Waterhouse LLP, where she was responsible for advising Fortune 500 companies on tax accounting method issues and for monitoring tax accounting method developments.
Cristy is a frequent speaker on tax accounting matters, and has authored numerous articles on accounting methods, inventories, and revenue recognition and three BNA Portfolios. Cristy received a Bachelor in Business Administration (cum laude) in Accounting from Baylor University and a Masters of Science (with honors) in Taxation from American University. She is a Certified Public Accountant, and an active member of the Tax Accounting Committee of the American Bar Association and the Tax Division of the AICPA, including serving as past Chair of the AICPA Methods and Periods Technical Resource Panel and as a past member of the AICPA Tax Executive Committee.
Cristy also has a passion for diversity initiatives and community service. She currently chairs the Firm’s Metro Women in Tax Committee tasked with the development and advancement of the female professional tax partners and staff. Cristy currently serves as a board member of Partners for Women and Justice, and previously served as a board member and Treasurer of the Montclair Counseling Center, and as a member and chair of the Arts for Academics program of the Junior League of Montclair-Newark.