The FAF is seeking a highly qualified individual with substantial experience as a local government preparer to fill one of the seven seats on the GASB. The GASB is comprised of members with experience as state and local government financial statement preparers, auditors, users or those who research and study these topics from the academic community. The background and perspective of a preparer of local government financial statements is important to the success of the GASB. 

GASB is a standard-setting Board of the FAF and its authority for establishing accepted accounting principles (GAAP) has been recognized under the Rules of Conduct of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as through legislation in many states that require compliance with GASB standards. GASB’s mission is to establish and improve standards of state and local governmental accounting and financial reporting that will result in useful information for users of financial reports, and to guide and educate the public. The successful candidate will be appointed to an initial term of five years commencing July 1, 2025, and will be eligible for reappointment. Candidates must demonstrate a reasonable level of knowledge of and experience with financial accounting and reporting for state and local governments. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to operate as an advocate for the public interest, will possess a high level of intellect applied with integrity and with discipline, and will display a judicial temperament that impartially considers evidence on all sides of an issues.  Candidates must have well-developed communication skills and be committed to working collegially with the other GASB members and staff. It is critical that candidates be well versed in the current environment of state and local government reporting and display a dedication to GASB’s mission. Candidates may have experience in, although not limited to, government financial reporting and management of cities, counties, towns, and other municipalities.

The part-time GASB Board position is equivalent to one-third of a full-time position. The successful candidate must be able to commit to a meeting every six weeks typically held from Tuesday through Thursday (noon) in Norwalk, Connecticut. The salary for this position is highly competitive; travel expenses and accommodation for the meetings are paid for by the FAF. Interested candidates should apply by July 8, 2024, for best consideration. Submit resume, cover letter and references to Maureen Barry, Senior Vice President, 847-380-3240, x116.

Application Deadline: July 8, 2024

Posted: 2024-06-07

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