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Cullen Walsh

Cullen D. Walsh was named an assistant director of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in 2013.  He is responsible for managing the Board’s research agenda; overseeing international monitoring of projects undertaken by other standards setters; and leading the FASB’s implementation efforts for significant new standards, including revenue and leases. 


He first joined the FASB in August 2011 as a practice fellow. Walsh was primarily responsible for the joint project on leases with the International Accounting Standards Board as well as several Emerging Issues Task Force issues on joint and several liability and income taxes.


Previously, he was a senior manager in the National Office of KPMG LLP (KPMG) in New York City. In that role, Walsh addressed a variety of technical accounting and auditing matters. He also participated in KPMG’s audit quality performance and compliance program where he was exposed to a significant number of companies in diverse industries.


Prior to joining KPMG’s National Office, Walsh was a senior manager in KPMG’s Audit practice in Boston. His audit experience includes global public companies and private companies. Cullen’s clients primarily were in the consumer products, healthcare, manufacturing, and technology industries. Walsh provided audit services to companies reporting under U.S. GAAP and IFRS and was an instructor for KPMG’s national training programs.


He holds a CPA license in Massachusetts. Walsh graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science in Management concentrating in accounting and finance.