The Financial Accounting Standards Board has appointed James Rotherham to its Small Business Advisory Committee (SBAC). Rotherham is an audit partner at Baker Tilly, based in San Diego, California.

The role of SBAC is to provide focused input and feedback from a small public company perspective, consider whether there are differences in perspectives for small public versus private companies, and assist the FASB and its staff on matters for which the FASB may seek guidance.

FASB chair Richard Jones said: “James Rotherham brings to his role with the SBAC more than 30 years of experience in accounting and finance working with smaller and medium-sized businesses. On behalf of the FASB, I am pleased to welcome him to the committee and look forward to his contributions to SBAC discussions aimed at continuing to help the FASB understand financial reporting issues faced by small public companies.”