Grant Thornton’s Jim Burton to Lead AICPA’s Assurance Services Executive Committee

August 1, 2018

NEW YORK (August 1, 2018) – The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has announced that Jim Burton, CPA, will serve as chair of the AICPA’s Assurance Services Executive Committee (ASEC). Burton is Grant Thornton’s partner-in-charge of audit methodology and standards.

“A member of ASEC since 2016, Jim Burton’s experience, insights and sincere engagement will serve the profession well,” said Amy Pawlicki, AICPA vice president, assurance and advisory innovation. “As chair, he will oversee committee efforts related to blockchain, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and sustainability, among others, and will provide strategic direction in identifying and developing innovative new assurance and advisory opportunities.”

The ASEC mission is to support the profession in serving the public interest by anticipating, identifying, assessing and addressing evolving market needs and demand for assurance and advisory solutions. ASEC develops relevant thought leadership, guidance, criteria, and other member resources to support a dynamic profession that continuously evolves to provide high quality, value-added, innovative assurance and advisory solutions.

Burton succeeds Bob Dohrer of RSM International as ASEC chair. Dohrer was named AICPA Chief Auditor earlier this year.