Corporate Disclosure Policy Council
The Corporate Disclosure Policy Council (CDPC) addresses issues affecting the quality of financial reporting and disclosure worldwide. Our members include investment professionals with extensive expertise in global capital markets who work with the Financial Reporting Policy Group staff. The council works to meet the needs of investors and creditors by promoting one set of high-quality global financial reporting standards. Such efforts include:
- Contributing to research and position papers, including the Comprehensive Business Reporting Model
- Supporting the joint project on financial statement presentation
- Working to improve the accessibility and deliverability of financial information through XBRL
Member of CFA Society Tampa Bay
Jack T. Ciesielski, CFA, founded R.G. Associates in 1992 and started publishing The Analyst's Accounting Observer in May of that year. A graduate of Loyola University Maryland undergraduate accounting and master's finance programs, and holding both the CPA and CFA designations, he spent nearly seven years as a security analyst with the Legg Mason Value Trust in Baltimore. Prior to joining Legg Mason, he held various positions in the accounting profession as an auditor and as an educator.
Mr. Ciesielski has been a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council of the FASB, and a member of FASB's Investors Technical Advisory Committee, which advised the FASB on the information needs of investors during its existence. He has been actively involved in standard setting as a member of the FASB's Emerging Issues Task Force and as a member of the AICPA's Accounting Standards Executive Committee (now the AICPA's Financial Reporting Executive Committee), and is currently a member of the CFA Institute Corporate Disclosure Policy Committee.
In addition to writing for The Analyst's Accounting Observer, Mr. Ciesielski is an occasional contributor to Fortune and Barron's. He has also testified before the U.S. Senate and the Securities & Exchange Commission on accounting matters on numerous occasions.
Member of CFA Society India
Member of CFA Society Toronto
Member of CFA Society Perth
Member of CFA Society San Francisco
Member of CFA Society VBA Netherlands
Member of CFA Society United Kingdom