Press release by Grant Thornton – Dianne Guensberg has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a managing director in its Public Sector Assurance practice. Guensberg will serve public sector audit clients, bringing with her decades of experience from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

"The addition of Dianne to our Public Sector practice brings tremendous value to our government clients," said Carlos Otal, national managing partner of Grant Thornton’s Public Sector. "She brings more than 30 years of experience at the Government Accountability Office, a deep understanding of public sector accounting and auditing, and is extremely well-respected across the federal financial management community. We’re delighted that she has joined our team."

Guensberg joined the GAO in 1980, and rose through the ranks to assistant director, with accountability for financial statement audits of the Schedules of Federal Debt, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Air Force and Customs Service, and federal pension plans. She also served as a professional staff member for committees and subcommittees in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, and was a member of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board’s Cost Management Standards Task Force, which developed the Managerial Cost Accounting Standards for the federal government.

Guensberg is a certified public accountant (CPA) in Virginia and a chartered global management accountant. She is a member of the Virginia Society of CPAs, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Government Accountants. She is also a member of the Accountancy Executive Advisory Council at Northern Illinois University. Guensberg received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from George Mason University, where she served on the Employer Advisory Council for the School of Business.