Biography

Bob Laux is an Associate Director at the SEC Institute, a Division of Practising Law Institute, and is responsible for conducting programs on various reporting and financial accounting topics. Bob is also the North American Lead for the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).  The IIRC is a global coalition of regulators, investors, companies, standard setters, the accounting profession and NGOs promoting communication about value creation as the next step in the evolution of corporate reporting.  Previously, Bob spent 16 years at Microsoft Corporation, most recently as the Treasury Controller.  Prior to joining Microsoft in 2000, Bob was an Industry Fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) where he was responsible for coordinating the activities of the Emerging Issues Task Force.  Prior to joining the FASB, Bob spent eight years at General Motors.

 

Bob’s external corporate reporting related activities include:

  • Member of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Board of Directors
  • Member of the American Accounting Association (AAA) Audit Committee
  • Member of the AAA’s Finance Committee, 2014-2017
  • Member of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) Global Preparers Forum, 2007-2017
  • Member of the IASB’s XBRL Advisory Council, 2009-2013
  • Member of the AICPA’s Board of Directors, 2008-2010
  • Member of the Center for Audit Quality SEC Regulations Committee, 2006-2009
  • Member of the AICPA’s Accounting Standards Executive Committee, 2001-2004

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