Instructor Biography

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Sam M. McCall, CIA, CPA, Ph.D

Sam was appointed Chief Audit Officer at Florida State University in April 2013. Immediately prior to that time he was City Auditor for the City of Tallahassee for 13 years. Sam also worked in the Florida Office of the Auditor General for 30 years and as a Deputy Auditor General for 13 of those years. Sam holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration from Florida State University. He has served on auditing and accounting standards boards to include the Comptroller General of the United State Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards, the Institute of internal Auditors International Internal Auditing Standards Board, and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board Advisory Council. He is Past National President of the Association of Government Accountants. In addition, locally, he has served as President of the Tallahassee Chapters of the AGA, IIA, and ASPA. He has been recognized by the Tallahassee IIA Chapter with their Lifetime Achievement Award and by the AGA Tallahassee Chapter with their Advancing Government Accountability Award. Mr. McCall has been recognized by the AICPA as the Outstanding CPA in Government, by the Association of Government Accountants with its highest award, the Robert King High Memorial Award, and in 2012 Sam was recognized by the National Intergovernmental Audit Forum with the David M. Walker Excellence in Government Performance and Accountability Award at the Local Level. In March 2014, Sam was recognized by The Institute of Internal Auditors North American Board with its highest honor as he and five others were inducted into the IIA’s American Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners. Also in March 2014, the IIA’s American Center for Government Auditing recognized Sam into its inaugural class as one of the 15 Most Influential Professionals in the Public Sector. In January 2012, Sam was jointly appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and the Comptroller General of the United States to the nine-member Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board. FASAB establishes generally accepted accounting principles for the federal government and is one of the three accounting standards boards recognized by the AICPA to establish GAAP in the United States.