James R. Dalkin Receives Prestigious Position at the IAASB

June 27, 2013

James R. Dalkin, a lecturer at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, recently was appointed to the Consultative Advisory Group (CAG) of the International Auditing Assurance Standard Board (IAASB). The IAASB is a renowned independent company that has been setting high-quality standards for auditing and other related services worldwide since 1977.

As a member of the CAG, Dalkin will help set IAASB’s agenda, technical projects, and other activities related to the IAASB. One of his most important tasks will be to converge U.S. standards with international standards in an effort to unify auditing principles worldwide.

As a graduate and undergraduate professor at Georgetown University, Dalkin helped create the Master of Professional Studies in real estate program. He also has been published in the Journal of Professional Services Marketing. Dalkin’s current research focus involves financial literacy and governance. He previously focused on fraud and forensic accounting principles and delivered educational programs on these two topics across the U.S.

Dalkin’s past experience as a professor in China as well as his current position as a member of the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) meshes well with IAASB’s global focus. “I am very excited to be on the board and to continue to promote harmonization between the standards,” says Dalkin, who  will continue lecturing at Georgetown and working for the ASB committee as he takes on this new position at the IAASB.