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Robert H. Herz

Financial Accounting Standards Board
Norwalk, CT, USA

ROBERT H. HERZ was appointed Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on July 1 2002. 

Prior to joining the FASB, Mr. Herz was PricewaterhouseCoopers North America Theater Leader of Professional, Technical, Risk & Quality and a member of the firm’s Global and US Boards.  He was also a part-time member of the International Accounting Standards Board. Robert is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Accountant. 

Robert joined Price Waterhouse in 1974 upon graduating from the University of Manchester in England. He later joined Coopers & Lybrand, becoming its senior technical partner in 1996 and assumed a similar position with the merged firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1998. 

During his distinguished career, Robert has authored numerous publications on a variety of accounting, auditing and business subjects.  Included among those contributions is the book, The Value Reporting Revolution: Moving Beyond the Earnings Game, which he co-authored.

Among Robert’s other activities, he chaired the AICPA SEC Regulations Committee and the Transnational Auditors Committee of the International Federation of Accountants, and served as a member of the Emerging Issues Task Force, the FASB Financial Instruments Task Force, the American Accounting Association’s Financial Accounting Standards Committee and the SEC Practice Section Executive Committee of the AICPA. 


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