James Dalkin MBA, CGFM, CPA

Director, GAO

James R. Dalkin is a Director in the Financial Management and Assurance Team with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). He recently served as chairman of the International Auditing and Assurance Board’s (IAASB) Consultative Advisory Group (CAG) and previously served as a board member of the AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board (ASB). He is also an observer to 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 audit of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Mr. Dalkin previously served as the lead audit executive on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). He is a frequent speaker at national auditing conferences for a variety of professional organizations. He has authored articles for publications including the Journal of Accountancy. Mr. Dalkin also is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.