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John (Arch) Archambault

Grant Thornton LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

John L. (Arch) Archambault is a senior partner in the national professional standards and global public policy groups for Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International - one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations.

Mr. Archambault, who has over forty years of experience with the firm, is currently a member (and former chair) of the Regulatory Working Group of the Global Public Policy Committee (GPPC). The GPPC is the global forum of representatives from the six largest international accounting networks, whose public interest objective is to enhance quality in auditing and financial reporting. He is also a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council, the PCAOB's Standing Advisory Group and the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. Previously, Mr. Archambault served as the national managing partner of professional standards and was responsible for the management and leadership of the firm's National Professional Standards Group. This group - among other things - provides accurate and timely consultations and information on current accounting, auditing, financial reporting, ethical and SEC developments to the firm's personnel and clients. 

Mr. Archambault is currently a member of Grant Thornton's National Leadership Team and served for six years on the firm's Partnership Board which oversees the strategic direction and management of the U.S. firm. Mr. Archambault serves on the International Auditing Standards Task Force of the AICPA. He has represented Grant Thornton International Ltd. on the Forum of Firms and the Transnational Auditors Committee and has previously served as a member of the U.S. Auditing Standards Board, the AICPA SEC Regulations Committee and the Professional Practice Executive Committee of the Center for Audit Quality.

Mr. Archambault is a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois and Colorado.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), as well as the Illinois and Colorado CPA Societies.

Bachelor of Science, Accounting - Colorado State University

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