David R. Bean, Director of Research and Technical Activities

David R. Bean is the director of research and technical activities for the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). He assigns and provides oversight to the GASB’s research, technical, and administrative activities.

Prior to joining the GASB in 1990, David worked in public accounting and government. He served as deputy chairman of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) until December 31, 2012, and currently serves on the IPSASB Conceptual Framework task-based group. He was the lead author on Governmental Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting (1988) and was the founder of the GAAFR Review. He was the last director of the National Council on Governmental Accounting before the formation of the GASB in 1984. David is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association, the Connecticut and Illinois Government Finance Officers Associations, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois CPA Society, the Association of Government Accountants, the National Federation of Municipal Analysts, and the Municipal Analysts Group of New York.