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Dalkin Continues Appointment with Advisory Group to Global Audit and Assurance Standards Board

James Dalkin, adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, has been re-appointed as the chair of the Consultative Advisory Group (CAG) to the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), effective October 1, 2020. Elected by the IAASB CAG members in September 2020, this appointment was recently approved by the Public Insight Oversight Board. 

Dalkin will work to ensure that CAG’s views are included in the ISAASB’s deliberations. He also will spearhead the pending possible changes to the IAASB’s governance structure, following the Monitoring Group’s recommendations that were published in July 2020. 

“Under Jim’s leadership, the CAG worked effectively and provided valuable input to the IAASB’s standard-setting activities,” said Tom Seidenstein, IAASB chair. “I look forward to continuing our constructive working relationship as we execute our strategy and strive to serve the public interest.” 

Outside of his responsibilities as an adjunct professor, Dalkin is a director in the financial management and assurance team with the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO). In this role, he directs work to develop and maintain government auditing standards (the Yellow Book); internal control standards for the U.S. federal government (the Green Book); and the GAO’s work with the accounting and auditing profession. He also is responsible for the audits of the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Additionally, he is an observer to the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission Advisory Board.

The IAASB is an independent standard-setting body that serves the public interest by setting high-quality international standards for auditing, quality control, review, other assurance, and related services, and by facilitating the convergence of international and national standards. In doing so, the IAASB enhances the quality and uniformity of practice throughout the world and strengthens public confidence in the global auditing and assurance profession.