Jaclyn Morrocco

PBN 40 Under Forty 2023 Awards
Jaclyn Morrocco | 38 | Managing director, audit KPMG LLP

What have been the most significant changes in your industry in the last five years? The reduction in accounting graduates, which is creating a smaller pipeline for new hires. Public accounting is a very rewarding career path and opens a lot of doors, so it’s up to us in the industry to get that message across as soon in the students’ academic career as possible.

Where do you see yourself in five years? I hope to be admitted to the partnership and lead the financial services audit practice in KPMG’s Providence office, while continuing to both develop and mentor others at the firm and find innovative ways to help our clients.

What was your first job? A performer doing children’s musical theater, touring around New England for many summers as a kid. My first “real” job was as a bank teller while I was in college.

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What advice would you give your 22-year-old self? Have fun, don’t take yourself too seriously and live in the moment!

What moment changed your life more than any other? Professionally, it was COVID-19. Working in a hybrid environment these past few years has done wonders for my mental health because I can be more present for my family, while still successfully leading my audit teams and providing high-quality service to my clients.

What is your favorite Rhode Island food or drink? Hot wieners “all the way” and a glass of coffee milk.

What was your last streaming or cable binge watch? “Succession.”