Michael H. Granof, Board Member

Michael H. Granof was reappointed for a second term on the GASB effective July 1, 2015. He began his first term on the Board on July 1, 2010.  His second and final term concludes on June 30, 2020.  Dr. Granof is the Ernst & Young Distinguished Centennial Professor of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1972. Appointed in 1984 to his current role, he served as chairman of the school’s Department of Accounting from 1984—1988. Concurrently, he is also a professor of public affairs at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs of the University of Texas at Austin, a position he has held since 1999. Dr. Granof is currently a part-time member of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board for the federal government, and he previously was a member of the National Council of Governmental Accounting, the AICPA Committee on Governmental Accounting and Auditing, the U.S. Comptroller General’s Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards, and various committees of the Texas Society of CPAs. Dr. Granof holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Granof’s research interests include a wide array of topics on financial and government accounting. He has been published numerous times in both academic and professional journals, as well as authored many books. His books include Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting (New York: Wiley, 1998, and 2001, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013); Core Concepts of Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting (New York: Wiley, 2003, 2011); Financial Accounting: Principles and Issues (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1977, 1980, 1985, 1991); and How to Cost Your Labor Contract (Washington D.C.: Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.,1973, 2011). He is also the author of several op-ed pieces in the New York Times and other leading newspapers.

Dr. Granof also served as a visiting professor in the Executive MBA Program of the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, a Fulbright Professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and an Erskine Professor at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Dr. Granof is the recipient of numerous professional and teaching honors, including the Enduring Lifetime Contributions Award of the Government and Nonprofit Section of the American Accounting Association. He is a member of The University of Texas Academy of Distinguished Teachers and has received the University of Texas Civitatis award, which is presented to faculty members who have demonstrated exemplary campus citizenship throughout a career of service at the university. It recognizes dedicated and meritorious service to the university above and beyond the regular expectations of teaching, research, and writing.

Dr. Granof’s current term on the GASB concludes on June 30, 2020.