Jim Dolinar to Head AICPA Financial Reporting Executive Committee

Jim Dolinar, CPA, has been named the chairman of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Financial Reporting Executive Committee  (FinREC).

Dolinar, 55, is managing partner of the Assurance Professional Practice, national office of Crowe Horwath LLP, Chicago, Ill. As chairman, he will head one of the Institute’s most important volunteer bodies. It serves as the AICPA’s official voice on financial reporting matters and develops industry-specific accounting guidance. The committee’s membership includes representation from business and industry, public practice and academia.

“Jim brings valuable skills to FinREC. His experience includes quality control functions such as matters related to accounting, auditing, ethics, independence, inspections and monitoring as well as practice matters related to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other regulatory bodies,” said Richard Paul, FinREC’s current chair and a partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP. “FinREC will benefit from his wealth of knowledge and leadership.”

Dolinar will succeed Paul at the committee’s November meeting.

Dolinar currently serves as the vice-chair on the Center for Audit Quality’s (CAQ) Professional Practice Executive Committee (PPEC) and is also a member of the CAQ’s Research Advisory Board (RAB).

In his role at Crowe Horwath his responsibilities include but are not limited to the oversight of the annual Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) inspection of Crowe’s public company audit practice, internal monitoring of audit quality, periodic inspections from regulators, the pre-issuance review process of annual and interim reports, and the professional standards consultation process.

Dolinar holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.