Media Advisory 06/02/21

Financial Accounting Foundation Announces Search for New Member of Governmental Accounting Standards Board

Norwalk, CT—June 2, 2021—The Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) today announced it has opened the search for the next member of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).  The seven-member GASB will have an open seat on July 1, 2022, when James E. Brown leaves the Board at the end of his second five-year term.

The FAF is seeking a highly qualified individual with a strong background and substantial experience as a tenured professor of accounting to fill one of the seven seats on the GASB, which will be vacated by Mr. Brown.

The GASB is comprised of members with experience as state and local government financial statement auditors and preparers, a governmental financial statement user, a public accounting auditor, and a governmental accounting academic. The background and perspective of a tenured professor of accounting are important to the success of the GASB.

Interested candidates are required to hold a PhD or a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and have substantial recent employment experience as a tenured professor of accounting with experience and a background in governmental accounting. It is desirable, but not mandatory, for candidates to hold a Certified Public Accountant designation or have other professional certifications or advanced degrees in business administration, public administration, or another related field. Additionally, it is also advantageous for a candidate to be an active participant in related professional associations, but not mandatory.
Beyond this specific professional background, interested candidates must demonstrate a track record of professional conduct that is conducive to the standard-setting process. Important traits include a high level of intellect that is applied with integrity and discipline; the ability to work in a collegial, consensus-driven atmosphere; excellent communication skills; and a commitment to the GASB’s mission.

The successful candidate will be appointed to an initial five-year term and may be eligible for reappointment to an additional term of up to five years. The appointment is a part-time role that requires about one-third the time commitment of a full-time position.

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To apply for consideration, interested individuals should email a resume and/or CV, cover letter, and contact information for five references by July 15, 2021, to Heidi Voorhees, president of GovHR USA at