Elizabeth Masnari

Elizabeth Masnari

Senior Director Internal Audit & Risk Management at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Elizabeth Masnari is Senior Director of Internal Audit and Risk Management for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in Seattle, WA. With over 35 years of audit and risk management experience, Elizabeth started her career in public accounting before moving into the private sector. Prior to joining Fred Hutch in May 2018, Elizabeth held audit and risk management positions at Bank of America (formally Seafirst Bank), McKesson, Washington Mutual, and Providence Health. She received her undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Washington and an MBA degree from Washington State University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and serviced for nine years on the Washington State Board of Accountancy. She currently serves on the Institute of Internal Auditors Seattle Chapter Board, the UW Bothell Accounting Advisory Board and the Washington CPA Foundation Board. Elizabeth has also provided past board service at the Washington Society of CPAs and the Arc of King County. She lives in Bellevue with her husband Jeff and son Nathan. 

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Elizabeth on mentorship

From the very beginning of my career as a CPA I have been actively involved in various professional organizations and boards. This has allowed me to create a vast professional network and stay connected with CPA and internal audit colleagues across many different industries. I have had many opportunities to speak with and recruit college students. I am passionate about helping the new generation of accounting professional. I am particularly passionate about sharing internal audit and risk management as career paths for accounting students. You don't have to go right into public accounting.

Specialty topics

  • Internal audit
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Risk & control analysis
  • Business continuity planning
  • Information security
  • Process improvement
  • I also enjoy working with students on interviewing, research, and presentation skills.


Favorite books and learning resources

  • I'm a total NPR junky. I often listen to NPR podcasts during lunch at my desk.
  • I also enjoy reading non-fiction books on various business, economic and risk topics.


Fun facts

I love getting out into nature and gardening. I have over 100 potted plants throughout and around my house (with a few more in my office). I also love beach combing and looking for cool rocks and shells.