Maher Duessel is active in the accounting profession’s standard setting process on the national, state, and local levels. Through participation at a leadership level in numerous committees of groups and associations focused on governmental and nonprofit accounting, we can share with clients the latest changes impacting their financial reporting. 

Professional Accounting Committees – National Level

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Not-for-Profit Section Advisory Council
  • AICPA Peer Review Board Government and Compliance Audit Practice Monitoring Task Force
  • AICPA Tax Exempt Organization Technical Resource Panel
  • Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Not-for-Profit Resource Group
  • GFOA Special Review Committee for Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports
  • Government Finance Officers (GFOA) Popular Annual Financial Report Review Committee

Professional Accounting Committees – State and Local Levels

  • GFOA Pennsylvania State Board
  • GFOA Pennsylvania Central Region Board
  • GFOA Pennsylvania Western Region Board
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Board of Directors
  • PICPA A&A Steering Committee
  • PICPA Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board
  • PICPA Education Committee
  • PICPA Employee Benefit Plans Thought Leadership Committee
  • PICPA Professional Ethics Committee
  • PICPA Local Government Committee
  • PICPA Member Services Committee
  • PICPA Pittsburgh Chapter Executive Committee
  • PICPA Pittsburgh Chapter Local Taxation Committee
  • PICPA Pittsburgh Chapter Schools and Colleges Committee
  • Pennsylvania CPA Foundation Board of Directors

Other Professional Involvement

  • Affordable Housing Association of CPA’s
  • African American Chamber of Commerce
  • Allegheny League of Municipalities
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities 
  • Butler County Chamber of Commerce
  • Chamber of Business & Industry – Centre County
  • County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania
  • Erie Non-Profit Partnership
  • Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association
  • Local Government Academy
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers 
  • Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability
  • Pennsylvania Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities
  • Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association
  • Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials
  • Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association
  • The Provider Alliance
  • West Central Pennsylvania Association of School Board Officials

Professional Involvement