Government Affairs and External Relations

The Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) is responsible for the oversight, administration, and finances of the FASB and GASB. Part of this mission includes informing federal, state and local government officials regarding issues that affect accounting standard-setting in the United States. The FAF government affairs and external relations department acts as a liaison on behalf of FAF/FASB/GASB to all of the key stakeholders including Congress, the Administration and professional associations.

The department is available to assist government officials, members of their staff and stakeholders with specific questions or provide additional information regarding accounting standards and current projects on the FASB/GASB agendas.

For more information regarding FAF’s government affairs stakeholder outreach please contact Grace L. Hinchman, Vice President, Government Affairs and External Relations, Financial Accounting Foundation, at (202) 661-6188 or by e-mailing glhinchman@f-a-f.org.


FAF Government Affairs and External Relations News

December 8, 2009—FASB Chairman Robert H. Herz Calls for Decoupling of Bank Regulation from U.S. GAAP in AICPA National Conference Speech November 11, 2009—Financial Accounting Foundation Names Grace L. Hinchman Vice President, External Relations & Communications 


Congressional Testimony

Written Testimony Submitted by FASB Chairman Leslie F. Seidman to the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises on March 28, 2012

Written Testimony Submitted by GASB Chairman Robert H. Attmore to the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises on March 28, 2012
Written Testimony Submitted by FASB Technical Director Susan M. Cosper to the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Subcommittee On Oversight and Investigations on March 28, 2012

Congressional Testimony Archive