High honors for three CPAs.The Accounting Hall of Fame has announced three inductees for 1996. Established in 1950, the Hall of Fame, located at Ohio State University, honors accountants who have made significant contributions to the advancement of accounting in the 20th century.
* William H. Beaver is the Joan E. Horngren Professor of Accounting at the Stanford Graduate School of Business The Stanford Graduate School of Business (also known as Stanford Business School or Stanford GSB) is one of the professional schools of Stanford University, in Stanford, California. It is one of the leading business schools in the United States. . He has been a consultant to the Financial Accounting Standards Board Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
Board composed of independent members who create and interpret Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). , a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission Advisory Committee on Corporate Disclosure Policy and a trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation. Beaver was the 1987-88 president of the American Accounting Association.
* Donald J. Kirk joined Price Waterhouse in 1959 and became a partner in 1967. He was a founding member of the FASB FASB
See: Financial Accounting Standards Board
See Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). and served as its chairman for nine years. He currently serves on the Public Oversight Board for the SEC practice section of the American Institute of CPAs division for CPA firms. His many awards include the AICPA AICPA
See American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Gold Medal for Distinguished Service to the Profession, the Institute's highest honor.
* Charles A. Bowsher recently retired as comptroller general of the United States The Comptroller General of the United States is the director of the Government Accountability Office (GAO, formerly known as the General Accounting Office), a legislative branch agency founded by Congress in 1921 to ensure the accountability of the federal government. . His induction, along with his appointment to the FAF, was announced in the January Journal (page 16).