Robert Dyson, CPA, is a quality control director in the Audit Department at MBAF. Robert has over 26 years of experience in ensuring compliance with professional standards by national and regional accounting firms.
In this position, Robert is responsible for the quality control functions at MBAF including final review of all assurance work, ensuring compliance with professional standards, and being a resource on procedural and assurance issues to MBAF professionals. His areas of expertise include non-profit organizations, broker dealers, real estate, and SEC.
Robert has authored and co-authored numerous articles in professional journals. Two of his articles won Max Block Awards for Technical Analysis: “Estimating the Fair Value of Investments in Entities that Calculate Net Value per Share” won the 2011 award and “Basic Principles in the New Accounting for Stock Options,” won the 2006 award.
Prior to joining MBAF, Robert worked for New York based national and regional CPA firms.
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Case Studies in the New Revenue Recognition Guidance – The CPA Journal, March 2015
- Proposed Conceptual Changes in Financial Reporting – The CPA Journal, February 2014
- Estimating the Fair Value of Investments in Entities that Calculate Net Value per Share – The CPA Journal, March 2011 (Co-author: Matthew Crane)
- Risks in Applying the New Business Combination Guidance to Intangible Assets – The CPA Journal, January 2009 (Co-author: Matthew Crane)
- Freestanding Warrants and Embedded Conversion Options – The CPA Journal, April 2007
- Basic Principles in the New Accounting for Stock Options – The CPA Journal, September 2005
- Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation: A Simple Proposal – The CPA Journal, August 2004
- Society Convenes with FASB – The Trusted Professional, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, January 2004
- Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities – The CPA Journal, December 2003
- Accounting for Interest-Bearing Instruments as Derivatives and Hedges – The CPA Journal, January 2002
- Recent Changes in Recognizing Equity Method Losses – The CPA Journal, June 2000
- Article on Accounting for Compensation – 1998 Officer Compensation Report, Panel Publishers
- Audits of Federal Government’s Financial Statements – The CPA Journal, August 1998 (Co-author: David J. Hasso)
- The Revised OMB Circular A-133 and the Single Audit Act Amendments – The CPA Journal, January 1997
- Article on FASB Statements 116 and 117 – Club Management, May/June 1994
- Revisions in the Audits of Federal Government Contractors – The CPA Journal, February 1992 (Co-author: Robert A. Esernio and Harriet Coorssen)
- University at Albany (SUNY) – Master of Science in Accounting
- University at Albany (SUNY) – Bachelor of Arts in History
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