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    FASB Appoints Richard Jones of EY as Its Next Chair

    December 19, 2019

    The Board of Trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation announced that it has appointed Richard R. Jones as the next chair of FASB. Mr. Jones succeeds Russell G. Golden and his appointment is effective July 01, 2020. Mr. Jones is expected to join the organization in early 2020 to enable a smooth, orderly leadership transition for FASB. Mr. Jones is chief accountant and partner at Ernst & Young LLP (EY), leading a large and diverse team of EY professional colleagues in the national office of the firm.

    As EY’s chief accountant, Mr. Jones leads the effort to help the firm’s clients and engagement teams understand accounting requirements, develop the firm’s views on proposed accounting standards, and oversee EY’s accounting publication efforts across all sectors: public companies, private companies, not-for-profit organizations, employee benefit plans, and government entities. Mr. Jones previously served on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC) from 2016 to 2018. He was also a member of the Accounting Standards Executive Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) from 2003–2008.

     

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