David A. Vaudt, Chairman

David A. Vaudt was named chairman of the GASB effective July 1, 2013. Mr. Vaudt joined the GASB after serving 10 years as Iowa’s elected state auditor. In addition to auditing the state of Iowa, he was responsible for annually auditing more than 200 Iowa counties, cities, school districts, and other governmental subdivisions and providing guidelines to CPA firms performing local governmental audits. His distinguished service in this position earned him the “Iowans for Tax Relief Watchdog Award” in 2009.

Prior to his election, Mr. Vaudt worked for 25 years in the Des Moines, Iowa office of KPMG LLP, including 13 years as an audit partner. In 2001, he retired from the firm to pursue public office.

Mr. Vaudt served as chairman of the Iowa Accountancy Examining Board from 1995—2002, resigning in 2002 after his election to auditor of state. He also served 10 years on the board of directors of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and completed his year as chair of NASBA in October of 2004. During his tenure with NASBA, Mr. Vaudt chaired the Examinations Committee, Public Perception Committee, and Regulatory Structures Committee.

In addition, Mr. Vaudt served as president of the National State Auditors Association and on the boards of numerous nonprofit service organizations in Iowa. In 2004 and 2013, he was named to Accounting Today’s annual list of the “100 Most Influential People in Accounting.”

Mr. Vaudt, a graduate of Upper Iowa University, is a certified public accountant.

Mr. Vaudt’s term as chairman of the GASB concludes in 2020.