Sydney Garmong is the Crowe Horwath LLP office managing partner in Washington, D.C. She leads the regulatory area of the firm’s national office, which focuses primarily on matters related to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the federal financial institution regulators (the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)), and other regulators.
Sydney’s primary responsibilities focus on accounting, financial reporting, and regulatory issues affecting financial institutions. In addition to addressing technical issues, Sydney is a frequent speaker at industry and regulatory conferences.
Sydney chairs the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Depository Institutions Expert Panel, which is responsible for addressing professional practice issues affecting financial institutions and for maintaining an ongoing relationship with various regulatory and standard-setting agencies, including the Financial Accounting Standards Board, SEC, Federal Reserve, FDIC, OCC, and NCUA.
Prior to joining the firm, Sydney was a senior manager at the AICPA, where she addressed financial institution and financial instrument accounting, auditing, and regulatory matters. She also served as the staff liaison to the AICPA’s financial services expert panel and worked on other related projects with the Financial Reporting Executive Committee, the AICPA’s senior technical committee on accounting and financial reporting matters.