Russell G. Golden, Chairman

Russell G. Golden began his term as the seventh chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on July 1, 2013. He was initially appointed to the FASB in 2010, after serving for six years on the FASB staff. Mr. Golden’s term as chairman extends to June 30, 2017, when he will be eligible for appointment to an additional term of three years.

Mr. Golden brings to his role deep experience in technical accounting issues. From 2008 to September 2010, he was Technical Director of the FASB, overseeing FASB staff work on accounting standards and technical application and implementation activities. He also chaired the FASB’s Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF).

Previously, Mr. Golden was Director of Technical Application and Implementation Activities for the FASB. Appointed to that position in July 2007, Mr. Golden managed FASB activities relating to the application and implementation of accounting standards and other Board pronouncements. From 2004 until 2007, he served as a Senior Technical Advisor to the Board.

Before joining the FASB staff, Mr. Golden was a partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP in the National Office Accounting Services department. In that role, he was responsible for providing timely and accurate accounting consultations to partners and clients throughout the United States and around the world.

Mr. Golden earned his Bachelor’s degree from Washington State University. He is a licensed CPA in the state of Connecticut.

March 2014—FASB Chairman Russell Golden, CPA, Explains How Changes to Accounting Standards for Private Companies May Lead to Improvements for All Companies—and Gives Views on Complexity and Convergence (Courtesy, Journal of Accountancy)