Governmental Accounting Standards Board’s Announces Retirement of Chairman Bob Attmore

Thursday, October 4, 2012 Print Email

The FAF board of trustees has stated that Robert H. Attmore, GASB’s chairman would be retiring in the month of June in the year 2013. Attmore who has been the chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board since the month of July in 2004 has also worked as a former deputy auditor and comptroller for New York State.

John J. Brennan, Chairman of the Financial Accounting Foundation board of trustees reinstated that he would like to thank Attmore, on the behalf of the trustees and especially municipal bond investors, local and state government officials and taxpayers of the country, for leading the Government Accounting Standards Board for 9 years.

Brennan further mentioned that during Attmore’s tenure, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board managed important as well as difficult accounting related matters such as retirement advantage, pensions, municipal bankruptcies, fund balance reporting and derivatives professionally and with a lot of concern with every party that has been affected.

On the other hand, Attmore stated that his stint as the Governmental Accounting Standards Board chairman was a enjoyable and honorable experience, especially as he got an opportunity to work in some of the important areas of finance related reporting of public sector.

The reason why Attmore has taken this decision of retirement is because he wishes to spend extra time with his family in New York. Attmore also clarified that even as a lot of Governmental Accounting Standards Board’s work is in progress, the coming 9 months will give the board enough time to a accept new leadership.

Attmore was appointed as the Chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board from 1st of July 2004 and his 2nd and final 5 year term began on 1st of July in the year 2009. His previous role as the deputy state controller as well as auditor stretched from the year 1986-2003.

Attmore also worked as the president of the National State Auditors Association and held important positions at the National Association of State Auditors, Treasurers and Comptroller and Association of Government Accountants. Attmore is a Certified Professional Accountant, a graduate from the Villanova University and a Certified Government Financial Manager.  

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