Robert J. Durak CPA, CGMA

Director - Audit & Accounting Technical Services, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants

As Director of A&A Technical Services at the AICPA, Bob leads the Center for Plain English Accounting and the AICPA’s Technical Hotline, providing the profession with high-quality A&A guidance and education. Bob led the AICPA's development of the Financial Reporting Framework for Small- and Medium-sized Entities and speaks frequently across the country about private company financial reporting. From 2007-2012 Bob staffed the Private Company Financial Reporting Committee, a joint effort by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the AICPA to improve accounting standard setting for private companies. Related to that work, Bob helped staff the Blue Ribbon Panel on Private Company Financial Reporting, which ultimately led to the formation of the Private Company Council.

Earlier in Bob’s career at the AICPA, he was the Director of the Accounting and Auditing Publications group, responsible for the development and publishing of the AICPA’s audit and accounting guides, audit risk alerts and practice aids. In that role, Bob authored numerous publications aimed at helping practitioners understand and implement accounting, auditing, attest, review, compilation and other technical standards.

Prior to joining the AICPA, Bob was a manager in the audit practice of Deloitte & Touche where he served large and small clients primarily in the manufacturing industry. He received his B.S. in Accounting from Rutgers University and holds CPA licenses in New Jersey and New York.