The Accounting and Review Services Committee (ARSC) consists of 7 members, all of whom are AICPA members. Members are appointed to achieve an appropriate representation among small and medium firms actively involved in the provision of compilation and review services. The Director of AICPA Audit and Attest Standards nominates the ARSC Chair and in consultation with the ARSC Chair, nominates members of the ARSC. The AICPA Board of Directors approves nominations of the ARSC Chair and ARSC members. Each member normally serves for three one-year terms, with reappointment for each term dependent on satisfactory performance.
Members of ARSC - Biographical Information
Michael A. Fleming (Chair) is a Principal in the Assurance Department of Rehmann Robson LLC, based in the Firm’s Jackson, Michigan office. He currently serves as the Firm’s Director of Quality Control and Risk Management, and formerly served for several years as Director of Assurance. Mike has rendered assurance related services to a variety of commercial and industrial enterprises, financial institutions, SEC registrants, colleges and universities and a variety of other corporate entities. Prior to joining the Firm in 1993, Mike was a Senior Manager in the audit division in the Los Angeles office of a national accounting firm and spent time in that Firm’s national accounting and auditing department. He has extensive experience with public companies, having served over 35 SEC registrants in either a direct management capacity or in a concurring or technical review capacity. In addition to recurring audit services, Mike has been directly involved in the completion of several registration statements filed for initial public offerings, merger/acquisition and secondary debt/equity offerings. Mike has served as team captain on many peer review engagements of regional and local firms, and has participated in the internal quality control reviews of two national accounting firms. Mike has instructed numerous professional education courses, both inside and outside the Firm, on the subjects of financial accounting and auditing. Mike is also experienced in litigation support services. Mike was member of the AICPA’s PCPS Technical Issues Committee (TIC) from 2009-2012, currently sits on the Auditing Standards Board’s Attest Standards Clarity Task Force, and is a member of the AICPA’s Clarity Project Standards CPE Subcommittee. Mike graduated from the University of Michigan in 1981 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
Denny Ard is a partner with Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP’s Professional Standards Group. He received his B.S. and Masters degrees from Auburn University and has over 16 years of public accounting experience serving both public and private companies in a variety of industries with an emphasis in accounting, auditing, and review and compilation services. Prior to joining DHG, he served over six years with a Big Four public accounting firm. In 2013, Denny joined DHG’s Professional Standards Group where his primary responsibilities include serving as a technical resource for the firm on research and consultation matters involving accounting and auditing issues, performing engagement quality control reviews, developing course materials and leading the delivery for various firm sponsored accounting and auditing courses, and staying abreast and updating the firm on newly issued accounting and auditing pronouncements. Denny currently lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife and two children. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, Auburn University sports, and golf.
Jimmy Burkes has provided assurance and business advisory services for over 40 years to privately held entities in the retail, wholesale, professional services, manufacturing, non-profit, funeral home, and life and casualty insurance industries. He is a senior partner in charge of assurance services and oversees the litigation support practice of Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC, a large local firm located in Jackson, Mississippi. Jim Burkes is currently serving NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) as a Director-at-Large and Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Burkes previously served NASBA as Southeast Regional Director, Chair of the Bylaws Committee, a member of the Compliance Assurance Committee and Awards Committee. He is also currently serving in his third, five year term as a member of the Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy with previous service as Chair. He is a Past President of the Mississippi Society of CPAs, recipient of its Public Service Award, and a former member of the AICPA’s Governing Council. Mr. Burkes was elected to the Board of Directors of NASBA’s Center for Public Trust in October, 2015.
David Johnson is a Partner with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP and has been with the firm since 2000. David is a member of the firm’s Professional Practice Group where he assists firm leadership in the development of firm guidance related to new professional accounting and assurance standards; the development, implementation, and maintenance of various firm systems to enhance assurance quality and risk mitigation; and the development and delivery of various firm accounting and assurance related training programs and initiatives. Prior to joining the firm’s Professional Practice Group, David served privately-held businesses in the manufacturing and distribution industries. David was a member of the PCPS Technical Issues Committee from September 2013 to September 2016 and a member of a number of AICPA assurance related task forces, including the Joint ASB/ARSC Selected Procedures Task Force, ASB Other Information Task Force, ARSC Prospective Financial Information Task Force, and ASB Special Considerations in Auditing Financial Instruments Task Force.
David graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Marketing. He resides in the Madison, Wisconsin Office of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP.
Bruce Nunnally, a partner with Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC, (CRI) has over 32 years of public accounting experience, including 9 years with the international public accounting firm, Ernst & Young, LLP. During his career, Bruce has served clients in a wide range of industries with varied financial reporting requirements. He has been directly responsible for directing audits serving small businesses to Fortune 200 companies. Bruce is a national lecturer, presenting on a wide range of accounting and auditing topics. He has also authored articles for the Florida and Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as for the CRI online blog. Bruce was named an “Outstanding Discussion Leader” in 2016 by the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a past member of the AICPA’s PCPS Technical Issues Committee (TIC) from 2015-2018. He is also a past member of the AICPA’s Auditing Revenue Task Force. Bruce has been a partner with CRI since its inception. During his career, he also worked in private accounting in both the oil and gas and media industries. Bruce currently lives in Destin, Florida and has served as the past board chair of Habitat for Humanity in Okaloosa County, and currently serves as a board member of The Fisher House of the Emerald Coast.
Victoria L. Pitkin has over 20 years of experience in providing accounting, auditing, tax and consulting services for a variety of organizations including apparel and textile, manufacturing and distribution, service providers and real estate. She is currently the director of quality control at ORBA in Chicago, IL, where her primary responsibilities include serving as a technical resource on complex accounting and assurance issues, performing engagement quality reviews, overseeing the firm’s internal inspection program, coordinating the firm’s peer review and PCAOB inspection, developing and presenting various firm-sponsored accounting and auditing courses, and updating the firm on recently issued accounting and assurance pronouncements. Tory holds a BS in Accounting from Lehigh University and a BA in History from Bryn Mawr College. She currently serves on the Professional Ethics and the Accounting and Auditing Oversight Committees of the New York State Society of CPAs and is the chair of the Society’s Accounting and Review Services Committee. Previously, she served on the Society’s Auditing Standards and SEC Committees. When not immersed in accounting and auditing standards, Tory enjoys reading and traveling to exotic locales where she can often be found geocaching.
Dustin Verity is the managing partner of Verity CPAs, a Hawai’i based public accounting firm licensed to practice in California, Hawai’i, and the Republic of Palau. Prior to forming the firm in 2012, Dustin was a Senior Manager in the audit department of a top ten accounting firm. Dustin received his BS in Accounting from Chapman University and has been in the practice of public accounting for over 16 years. His experience involves audits, reviews, and compilations of various commercial enterprises, and not for profit organizations. Dustin is a past member of the AICPA PCPS’ Technical Issues Committee. He has also served as a technical publications reviewer for the AICPA and has contributed to audit risk alerts, audit and accounting guides, as well as, the practice aids, Internal Control for Today’s Smart Businesses, and, The Auditor’s Report: Comprehensive Guidance and Examples. Dustin has also served as a lecturer at Shidler School of Business, University of Hawaii – Manoa. Dustin is also a member of the Hawai’i Executive Peer Review Committee and a Goldman Sachs Small Business Scholar. Dustin currently lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, with his fiancé. Dustin also volunteers his time as a Director at Shriners’ Hospital in Honolulu and enjoys training for triathlons.