Robert F. Dacey is Chief Accountant for the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO), a member of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, and advisor to the United States Comptroller General on accounting and auditing matters. Mr. Dacey has provided leadership for significant GAO efforts in financial accounting and auditing, as well as in information security, homeland security, and other information technology areas. He served as Director of the consolidated financial statement audit for the initial three audits of the U.S. government’s financial statements. He also led GAO’s initial financial audit efforts at the Department of Health and Human Services and the Internal Revenue Service, and the development of comprehensive audit manuals for financial auditing and information security as well as related training.
Mr. Dacey is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and also served as a member of the AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board (ASB) and the federal government’s Accounting and Auditing Policy Committee.
Mr. Dacey is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Government Financial Manager. He received a B.B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Cincinnati and a J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law