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AICPA recruits Grant Thornton partner for Assurance Services Executive Committee

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has recruited Jim Burton as chair of its Assurance Services Executive Committee (ASEC). Burton is Grant Thornton’s partner-in-charge of audit methodology and standards.

Burton succeeds Bob Dohrer of RSM International as ASEC chair. Dohrer was named AICPA Chief Auditor earlier this year.

The ASEC mission is to support the profession in serving the public interest by anticipating, identifying, assessing and addressing evolving market needs and demand for assurance and advisory solutions. ASEC develops relevant thought leadership, guidance, criteria, and other member resources to support a dynamic profession that continuously evolves to provide high quality, value-added, innovative assurance and advisory solutions.

“A member of ASEC since 2016, Jim Burton’s experience, insights and sincere engagement will serve the profession well,” said Amy Pawlicki, AICPA vice president, assurance and advisory innovation.

“As chair, he will oversee committee efforts related to blockchain, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and sustainability, among others, and will provide strategic direction in identifying and developing innovative new assurance and advisory opportunities.”

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