Expert Panel - State and Local Governments 

    About the Expert Panel
    The State and Local Governments Expert Panel serves the needs of AICPA members on financial and business reporting and audit and attest matters. The expert panel protects the public interest by bringing together knowledgeable parties in the state and local government industry to deliberate and come to agreement on key state and local government issues.
    Governmental Audit Quality Center
    The Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC) promotes the importance of quality governmental audits and the value of such audits to purchasers of governmental audit services. GAQC is a voluntary membership center for CPA firms and state audit organizations that perform governmental audits. The GASB Matters section of the GAQC site highlights key interest areas, key resources, and advocacy efforts related to state and local government engagements.

    Expert Panel Projects




    Past Meeting Highlights

    May 14-15, 2015

    November 12, 2014

    November 12, 2014 meeting with GASB

    June 5-6, 2014

    Archived Meeting Highlights

    Members of the Expert Panel

    Jeffrey Markert (Chair), KPMG LLP

    Linda Abernethy, McGladrey

    Stephen Blann, Rehmann

    Jeff Bridgens, Moss Adams LLP

    Edward Chait, Consultant representing PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

    Patricia Duperron, BDO USA, LLP

    Michael Fritz, Deloitte

    John Gilberto, Cherry Bekaert & Holland, LLP

    Carla Gogin, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause

    John Good, Ernst & Young LLP

    Shelly Hammond, Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C.

    Katherine Lai, Macias Gini and O’Connell LLP

    Fredrick Lantz, Sikich

    Bob Scott, City of Carrollton, TX

    Michelle Watterworth, Plante Moran PLLC

    Learn more about the Expert Panel members by reading their biographies.

    Staff Contacts

    Mary Foelster, Director

    Laura Hyland, Senior Technical Manager

    Rafael Roman, Senior Technical Manager

    Teresa Bordeaux, Lead Technical Manager

    Expert Panel Recommended Guidance


    CPE and Conferences

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