J. Louis Matherne was named Chief of Taxonomy Development for the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in April 2010. In this role, Mr. Matherne leads the FASB team responsible for maintaining and updating the U.S. GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy as required for use by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) public company registrants.

Prior to joining the FASB, Mr. Matherne was Director of XBRL Services for the Global/North American headquarters of Clarity Systems in Toronto, where he was responsible for providing XBRL leadership and subject matter expertise to Clarity Systems' clients as well as its sales and product development teams.

Previously, he was a member of the SEC's XBRL project team that developed the US GAAP taxonomy, and was Director of XBRL for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). In that capacity, Louis also served as the Founding President of XBRL International.

Prior to joining the AICPA, Louis achieved more than 15 years of accounting, auditing and related experience at Grant Thornton while based in New Orleans, Philadelphia, the UK Accounting and Auditing Group in London, and the US Accounting and Auditing Group in New York.

He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of New Orleans and is a certified public accountant.