Bob Attmore

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Chairman of the Board (Retired)

Governmental Accounting Standards Board

Bob is a highly regarded accountability executive with demonstrated leadership and management skills developed over four decades of progressively more responsible positions in professional service organizations.  He is experienced at building a shared vision for excellence and motivating a highly trained group of professionals, technical and clerical employees to achieve desired results.  Bob is focused on accomplishments with a positive attitude, strong work ethic and a reputation for integrity.  He has held top leadership positions in several professional associations, and has been a frequent speaker at professional conferences.

 

WORK HISTORY

July 2004 to June 2013               Chairman                                    Norwalk, CT

Governmental Accounting Standards Board

 

August 1984 to February 2003   Deputy State Comptroller         Albany, NY

New York State Comptroller’s Office

 

July 1979 to August 1984            Director of Internal Audit          Albany, NY

New York State Office of Mental Health

 

June 1971 to July 1979                   Audit Manager                        New York, NY

Deloitte Haskins & Sells, CPA’s

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Governmental Accounting Standards Board

As Chairman of the Board and the only full-time Board member, Mr. Attmore served as the CEO and primary representative of the GASB with constituent groups and the GASB’s oversight organization. In addition, he was responsible for leading Board activities including agenda setting and deliberations of various standard setting projects. Bob also had responsibility for hiring and oversight of all GASB staff and consultants and development of the annual budget for the GASB, as well as oversight of all administrative functions.

 

The GASB successfully dealt with a significant number of critical accounting and financial reporting matters during his tenure that advanced the transparency, relevance, and comparability of financial reporting and fostered greater accountability for the financial stewardship of state and local government officials.

 

New York State Comptroller’s Office

As Deputy State Comptroller for Management Audit and State Financial Services, Mr. Attmore provided leadership to more than 530 professionals and support staff that served as the center of financial accountability for New York State.

 

Bob served as de facto State Auditor responsible for overseeing 250 professional staff that conducts audits of all State Departments, Agencies and Public Benefit Corporations, as well as all New York City government agencies. He established audit policy and direction for financial and performance audits to evaluate the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of government funded programs.  These audits, management studies and evaluations, which were conducted in compliance with professional standards, identified billions of dollars in savings.

Mr. Attmore was also responsible for overseeing more than 270 State Financial Services staff who day-to-day handle the State’s contract approval process, audit and payment of all state expenditures, operation and maintenance of the State’s central accounting system and official financial records, and the preparation of the State’s award winning financial statements and related financial reports.

 

New York State Office of Mental Health

As Director of Internal Audit, Mr. Attmore planned and directed a major expansion of the internal audit unit and integrated the internal audit function into the culture of one of New York’s largest state agencies.  The Office of Mental Health operated thirty-one psychiatric hospitals and regulated all inpatient and outpatient mental health services provided in New York with a staff of 38,000 employees and a budget of $1.5 billion.

 

Deloitte Haskins & Sells, CPA’s

As an Audit Manager, Mr. Attmore’s responsibilities included administration, coordination and management supervision of all audit services rendered to clients ranging in size from publicly-held Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

 

EDUCATION

B.S. in Accounting, Villanova University

Certified Public Accountant, New York

Certified Government Financial Manager

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

Government Accountability Office: Audit Advisory Committee member

Governing Institute: Senior Fellow

National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers: Past Treasurer and Executive Board Member, Lifetime Member

Rutgers University Masters in Governmental Accounting: Past Advisory Board Member

American Institute of CPAs: Member of Government Committee

Association of Government Accountants: Past Member of National Board of Directors, Past Member of Financial Management Standards Board, Past President and Board Member of New York Capital Chapter

U.S. Comptroller General’s Domestic Accountability Group: Past State Representative

New York/New Jersey Intergovernmental Audit Forum: Past Chairman and Executive Committee Member

USDA Graduate School Government Audit Training Institute: Past Advisory Board Member

Bob is also the recipient of several awards for distinguished leadership and contributions to the accountability profession.

MILITARY EXPERIENCE

U.S. Army, 1967 to 1969, including one year in South Vietnam in a combat infantry unit; received the Bronze Star for meritorious service.

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