McGladreys Dohrer Elected New Chairperson of International Federation of Accountants Forum of Firms
Minneapolis, MN– Bob Dohrer, National Director of Assurance Services for McGladrey & Pullen LLP, a licensed CPA firm that provides assurance services under the McGladrey brand, was recently elected as the new chairperson of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) Forum of Firms.
The Forum of Firms is an association of international networks of accounting firms that perform audits of financial statements used across national borders, with the objective of promoting consistent and high-quality standards of financial reporting and auditing practices worldwide. The 21 members of the Forum, which includes the Big Four accounting firms, RSM International, as well as all of the other largest global networks, voluntarily agree to meet certain requirements as detailed in the Forum’s Constitution.
The Forum and IFAC work together in areas such as standard-setting, dialogue with the regulatory community, and promoting convergence to international standards.
Prior to being elected chairperson of the Forum, Dohrer represented RSM International as an elected member of the Transnational Auditors Committee, the executive arm of the Forum, and a committee of IFAC.
“We are pleased that Bob’s expertise has been recognized with this important election,” said McGladrey & Pullen’s Bruce Webb, Executive Partner – National Professional Standards Group. “Bob’s extensive experience, combined with his dedication to client excellence, makes him an ideal candidate for leading this group’s efforts to ensure ongoing excellence within our industry.”
Dohrer is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), where he serves on the International Auditing Standards Subcommittee, Assurance Services Executive Committee, and IFRS Strategic Advisory Group. He also is chairman of the AICPA Audit Sampling and Group Audits Task Forces. He is a former member of the AICPA Auditing Standards Board. Dohrer graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Master of Professional Accountancy degree and from Black Hills State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.
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