Tom L. Allen, CPA
Tom was appointed in January 2006 as a member of the Federal Accounting Standard Advisory Board and to be chairman of that board starting January 2007. He is currently serving on the accounting department faculty at Weber State University. He retired June 30, 2004 as Chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board after serving in the capacity for nine years. Prior to becoming the GASB Chairman on July 1, 1995, he served one year as a part-time member of the Board. Tom was first elected as Utah State Auditor in 1984 and served as the State Auditor of Utah until he resigned to chair the GASB. He is a certified public accountant, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants where he served from 1987 to 1990 as Chairman of the AICPA Members in Government Committee. He also served on the AICPA’s Ethics Executive Committee, Government Accounting and Auditing Committee, and Auditing Standards Board.
In 1990, he was selected by the National Association of Government Accountants as The Outstanding Fiscal Officer from State and Local Governments in the United States. In 1991 he was selected to receive the Donald L. Scantlebury Memorial Award by the Federal Joint Financial Management Improvement Program (JFMIP) for distinguished leadership in financial management improvement. Also in 1991, he was honored as the Outstanding CPA by the Utah Association of CPAs.