Jack Ciesielski published The Analyst’s Accounting Observer over 26 years and engaged frequently with both standard setters and analysts over that span. His observations on how accounting and financial reporting have changed over the years should give you fresh ideas on how to assess the companies that you analyze. The program will discuss improvements in financial reporting over the year, and the problems that still need to be addressed. Mr. Ciesielski has served on many financial reporting committees including for FASB and the CFA Institute.
Jack T. Ciesielski is the owner of R.G. Associates, Inc. an investment research and portfolio management firm located in Baltimore. Mr. Ciesielski published The Analyst’s Accounting Observer, an accounting advisory service for security analysts, for 26 years, ending in June 2018.
Mr. Ciesielski has been an active member of accounting-related committees and standard-setting organizations for many years. He served as a member of the FASB’s Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council, (FASAC), and completed a five-year turn as a member of the FASB’s Emerging Issues Task Force. He also served for four years as a member of the FASB’s Investors Technical Advisory Committee. As a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Mr. Ciesielski served on their SEC Regulations Committee. He also served as a member of the AICPA’s Accounting Standards Executive Committee, which issued accounting standards under the direction of the FASB. He is currently a member of the CFA Institute’s Corporate Disclosure Policy Council, which addresses issues affecting the quality of financial reporting and disclosure worldwide.