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Director Name

Robert (Bob) Dacey

Chief Accountant,
Applied Research and Methods

Areas of Expertise:

  • Chief Accountant
  • Consolidated financial statements of the United States
  • Financial transactions

Robert (Bob) Dacey is the Chief Accountant for GAO. His expertise includes financial accounting, reporting, and auditing; cost accounting and measurement; and internal controls over financial reporting, including information system controls. He is currently a member of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, which issues accounting standards for federal entities.

Robert joined GAO in February 1991. He has provided leadership for significant GAO efforts in financial accounting and auditing, including audits of the consolidated financial statements of the U.S. government, as well as audits and testimony related to information security, homeland security, and other information technology areas. He is a former member of the AICPA Auditing Standards Board and several of its task forces and is currently a member of the service organizations task force. He previously served as a member of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board and Chair of the AGA’s CEAR Board. Prior to GAO, he was a senior audit manager at Deloitte.

Robert is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Government Financial Manager. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Government Accountants. He received a B.B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Cincinnati and a J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law.

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