Ian Dingwall CPA

Chief Accountant, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)

Mr. Dingwall assumed the position of the Employee Benefits Security Administration’s (EBSA) (formerly the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration) first chief accountant on July 1, 1988. He serves as EBSA's primary adviser on accounting and auditing issues stemming from EBSA's responsibilities under the Employee Retirement Security Act (ERISA) and the Federal Employee Retirement Security Act (FERSA). Mr. Dingwall was instrumental in developing and implementing the agency's fiduciary audit plan for carrying out its responsibilities for the multi-billion dollar Federal Thrift Savings Plan.

Mr. Dingwall was appointed to the AICPA’s first prestigious “Group of 100" to help shape the future role of the CPA profession. Mr. Dingwall received a “Hammer” award from Vice President Gore for helping to “build a government that works better and costs less” and was listed as one of the”1997 Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting” by the editors of Accounting Today.

Mr. Dingwall is the recipient of the AICPA’s 2007 Outstanding CPA in Federal Government Award for his contributions to increased efficiency and effectiveness of government organizations and to the growth and enhancement of the profession. Mr. Dingwall presently serves as an observer “with privileges of the floor” to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s Standing Advisory Group.