David Bean CPA

CEO and Former GASB Director, Governmental Accounting Research, LLC

David Bean is the CEO of Governmental Accounting Research, LLC.  After serving as the director of research and technical activities for the Governmental Accounting Standards Board for over 30 years, he retired from the GASB in 2021.

Prior to joining the GASB, David worked in public accounting and government. He also has served as Deputy Chairman of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB). He was the lead author on the 1988 Governmental Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting and was the founder of the GAAFR Review. He was the last director of the National Council on Governmental Accounting before the formation of the GASB in 1984.

David is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association, the Connecticut and Illinois Government Finance Officers Associations, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois CPA Society, the Association of Government Accountants, the National Federation of Municipal Analysts, and the Municipal Analysts Group of New York.