The US’ Financial Accounting Foundation’s board of trustees has appointed Zachary Jackson to the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council (GASAC).

Jackson’s initial term will conclude on 31 December 2023. He will be eligible to serve another two terms of two years each.

The GASAC advises the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) on strategic and technical issues, project priorities, and other matters that affect standards setting.

Members of the GASAC are responsible for consulting with the GASB on technical issues on the Board’s agenda, project priorities, matters likely to require the attention of the GASB, and such other matters as may be requested by the GASB or its chair.

Jackson will fill the position left vacant by the departure of Duncan Baird, former Executive Director of Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System who served from January of 2019 through March of 2022.

FAF board of trustees chair Kathleen Casey said: “The FAF and the GASB are pleased to welcome Zachary to the GASAC. With his current duties as the Indiana State Budget Director, and his more than 17 years of progressive experience in financial management, budget development, and government affairs, his perspective and insight will be a valuable addition to the GASB’s upcoming project and agenda items.

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“We would also like to thank Duncan, for his service to the GASAC and his  time and commitment to helping us improve financial reporting for all of our stakeholders.”