Since joining FASAB in May 2005, Mr. Simms’ projects have focused on the federal reporting model; codification of accounting and financial reporting standards contained in the AICPA Statement on Auditing Standards; the hierarchy of generally accepted accounting principles; and conceptual guidance for distinguishing basic information, required supplementary information, and other accompanying information. Prior to joining FASAB, Mr. Simms served in various capacities at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Office of Inspector General, including Director of Financial Management Audits. Mr. Simms is a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Global Management Accountant, and Certified Internal Auditor. He graduated from Jackson State University with a bachelor of science in accounting and received a master’s in business administration from Mississippi State University. Mr. Simms is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Government Accountants.