Louis Matherne, one of the early proponents and pioneers of the Extensible Business Reporting Language format, is leaving his role as the director of the American Institute of CPAs' XBRL program effective April 10.Matherne has accepted a position with the Information Systems Audit and Control Association and its affiliate, the IT Governance Institute. ISACA is a 50,000-member global group dedicated to information technology governance, security and control procedures.

A former senior audit manager at national CPA and business advisory firm Grant Thornton, Matherne joined the AICPA in 1994 as director of business assurance and advisory services, before being named XBRL director.

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