The Top 10 People in Accounting - 2012
The most influential people in the field of accounting, according to our survey of their fellow candidates.
The Most Influential People
Each year as part of our Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting list, we ask candidates for the list to name who they think are the most influential people in the field and here they are, ranked by the number of votes they received from the 113 candidates.
Chairman, International Accounting Standards Board
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CEO, Boomer Consulting
Chair, Financial Accounting Standards Board
Founder, VeraSage Institute
Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service
CEO and executive director, Maryland Association of CPAs
Chairman, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
Chair, Securities and Exchange Commission
President and CEO, American Institute of CPAs
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The most influential people in the field of accounting, as chosen by their peers.
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