H.S. Grace & Company, Inc.
Susan Koski-Grafer, M.B.A.

 

SKoski Susan M. Koski-Grafer has operated in three different career areas over the years. Prior to becoming associated with to H.S. Grace & Company, she was a Senior Associate Chief Accountant- International in the Office of the Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, from 2000 to 2011.

In her work at the SEC, Susan traveled frequently to countries in Europe, Asia and North Africa, as well as to Mexico, Canada and Australia. She worked extensively with securities regulators and international professional bodies on matters relating to the listing of public companies, cross-border accounting and financial reporting, internal control, and auditing. She also interacted with securities and banking regulators on matters relating to corporate governance and risk management.

Prior to joining the SEC, Susan was Vice President of Professional Development and Technical Activities at Financial Executives Institute, now Financial Executives International (FEI), from 1994 to 2000. In this role she worked with CFO’s, Controllers, Treasurers and other senior financial executives to monitor regulatory and standard setting actions and business developments and develop policy positions articulating the views and interests of industry members. Before joining the FEI professional staff, Susan served as Assistant Controller – Accounting Policy and External Financial Reporting at AT&T Headquarters from 1986 to 1994. She also held previous positions in AT&T and Verizon in telecommunications operations, education and employee development, and data systems.

Susan holds an MBA in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a BS in Management from the University of Maryland, and attended executive education programs at Duke University and the Wharton School of Business.   She is a member of the American Accounting Association, Financial Executives International, the Society for Human Resources Management and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society.

Asked to describe her “personal style and guiding principles”, Susan responds, “To solve problems and make things happen, one must always consider the human element as well as the business element. In the end, it is people who screw things up, and people who fix problems and make things happen.”