GASB selects Mauldin & Jenkins’s Black as next chair

By Ken Tysiac

Joel Black, CPA, partner-in-charge of the audit practice at the accounting firm Mauldin & Jenkins LLC in Atlanta, will succeed David Vaudt as the chair of GASB.

Black’s seven-year, nonrenewable appointment will take effect on July 1, and he will join GASB in a few months to help facilitate a smooth leadership transition. He oversees the audit practice of Mauldin & Jenkins’s eight offices throughout five states and also leads the firm’s government professional practice group.

“He brings extensive knowledge and experience to the role and has genuine appreciation for the opportunities and challenges that our stakeholders face as accounting standards change,” Financial Accounting Foundation Chair Kathleen Casey said in a news release.

Black has worked at Mauldin & Jenkins since 2004. Prior to that, he was an employee at KPMG LLP for 12 years. Black has served on GASB’s Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council, the AICPA State and Local Government Expert Panel, and the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center Executive Committee.

“I have been immersed my entire adult life in the important, complex world of governmental accounting,” Black said in a news release. “I am eager to join my new colleagues in the mission to establish and improve accounting standards and to engage with the remarkably diverse group of stakeholders who care so much about public sector financial reporting.”

Ken Tysiac (Kenneth.Tysiac@aicpa-cima.com) is the JofA’s editorial director.

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