Mary E. Barth
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees

Meet the Trustee: Mary Barth
Mary E. Barth joined the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) Board of Trustees in April 2019 and was appointed vice chair effective January 1, 2021. Her term concludes on December 31, 2023.

Prof. Barth is the Joan E. Horngren Professor of Accounting, Emerita at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. She has served as a professor in accounting there since 1995. Prof. Barth also served as a member of the International Monetary Fund’s External Audit Committee from 2014 to 2016 and as its Chair from 2016 to 2017.  She also served as a member of the International Accounting Standards Board from 2001 to 2009, and as its Academic Advisor from 2009 to 2011. During her tenure at Stanford University, she has held other visiting and honorary professor positions at London Business School, University of Melbourne, Singapore Management University, University of Pretoria, and the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. Prior to joining Stanford University, Prof. Barth served as an Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard University.  She started her career at Arthur Andersen & Co. and was an audit partner before entering academia.