Former AICPA Chair Takes on New Role with Financial Accounting Foundation

Former AICPA chair and current CPA.com board member Tim Christen has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation, the parent organization of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). He is one of five new trustee appointees whose terms will run from Jan. 1, 2021, to Dec. 31, 2025.

Christen is chairman of the board of Baker Tilly International and has over 30 years of experience in public accounting. He is the former chairman and CEO of Baker Tilly US LLP and served as chairman of the AICPA from 2015-2016.

“Tim will be a great asset to the FAF,” says AICPA president and CEO Barry Melancon. “He’s been a champion of innovation, has great insight into the workings of the profession and understands the critical role that accountants play in our society.”