AICPA Appoints BDO USA, LLP’s Angela Newell as New FinREC Chair

Alana Gold
Bliss Integrated Communication
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Chicago, IL - BDO USA, LLP is pleased to announce that Angela Newell has been appointed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as chair of its Financial Reporting Executive Committee (FinREC), effective May 2019.
Newell is a senior technical partner in the firm’s National Assurance office, where she advises audit engagement teams and clients on the implementation and interpretation of accounting standards.  
FinREC serves as the AICPA’s official voice on financial reporting matters and determines the Institute’s technical policies regarding financial reporting standards. In her new role as FinREC Chair, Newell will represent the committee externally and lead discussions about new accounting guidance and the evolution of industry standards. 
She has worked directly with the AICPA since 2009, first participating in a four-year rotation on FinREC as an industry representative, then as a member of the AICPA’s Revenue Recognition Working Group. 
“Having seen Angela in action for many years, we are fortunate to have someone of her caliber and experience to chair FinREC,” said Dan Noll, CPA, AICPA senior director accounting standards — public accounting.
“I am honored to be recognized by the AICPA leadership and am grateful for the opportunity to represent such an influential institution,” said Newell, “As chair, I look forward to furthering the Institute’s mission of serving the public interest by improving financial reporting.”   
“Angela has long been a critical technical leader within BDO and the AICPA, and we’re thrilled that her impact will expand through this role,” said Christopher Tower, National Assurance managing partner at BDO. “As a firm we are committed to investing in and growing our talent to provide exceptional service and resources to our clients.”  
Newell joins the ranks of BDO professionals who have been previously appointed for this role. The late Ben Neuhausen, former partner and national director of Accounting for BDO, chaired FinREC—then called the Accounting Standards Executive Committee—from 2005-2008. In 2009, Neuhausen received the AICPA Special Recognition Award for his contributions to accounting standard setting.
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