Tom is a nationally recognized authority on accounting and auditing topics. He has been selected by his peers to serve on numerous national and international standard-setting committees, and is service line leader for Barnes Dennig’s accounting and audit practice.
Accounting Today named Tom to the list of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting. This honor recognizes Tom’s leadership of the Center for Plain English Accounting, a key program of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Tom is a member of the inaugural Private Company Council, which will work with the Financial Accounting Standards Board to determine if and how U.S. GAAP should be adapted for private companies. He also serves as the representative of the United States on the International Financial Reporting Standards’ Small- and Medium-sized Entity Implementation Group, which gives him a front-row seat to the ongoing efforts to merge national and international accounting standards.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has selected Tom to serve as the Technical Director of the AICPA’s Center for Plain English Accounting (a national accounting and auditing resource center for CPA firms).
Tom previously served on the advisory-only FASB Private Company Financial Reporting Committee, and he served a three-year term on the AICPA’s Technical Issues Committee.
He speaks annually at numerous national and regional events. In addition, he has been quoted in numerous local and national publications, and he has been asked by numerous attorneys to testify as an expert witness in accounting-related cases.
Tom is a summa cum laude graduate of Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance with High Honor from Xavier University.
Xavier University has appointed him a member of its Accounting Department’s Board of Executive Advisors. In addition to being a CPA, he holds the designation of Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).