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James R. Dalkin, CPA


James R. Dalkin is a Director in the Financial Management and Assurance Team with the 

U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).  He also serves as a member of the AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board and as an observer on the COSO Advisory Board.

Mr. Dalkin has responsibility for directing GAO’s work to develop and maintain government auditing standards (the Yellow Book); internal control standards for the federal government (the Green Book); and, GAO’s work with the accounting and auditing profession.  He is also responsible for the audits of the Securities Exchange Commission and the Statements of Social Insurance included in the consolidated financial report of the United States.  Prior to joining the GAO, Mr. Dalkin served at a global firm and audited a wide range of organizations ranging from commercial health care entities to governmental agencies.

Mr. Dalkin is a frequent speaker at national auditing conferences for AICPA and other professional organizations.  He has also authored articles for publications including the Journal of Accountancy.  He has contributed to the profession through his involvement with the AICPA Task Force on Restricted Use Reports and chairs the International Disclosures Task Force.  Mr. Dalkin serves as an adjunct accounting faculty at Georgetown University.  Mr. Dalkin has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Virginia.