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. In this role, his Office conducts internal audits and investigations of University programs, activities, and functions. Sam reports directly to the University President and also to the Chairperson of the Finance, Budget, and Audit Committee of the University Board of Trustees. Immediately prior to this appointment, 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 Association of Government Accountants, the Institute of internal auditors, and the American Society of Public Administration. He has been recognized by the Tallahassee IIA Chapter with their Lifetime Achievement Award, by the AGA Chapter with their Advancing Government Accountability Award, and by the ASPA chapter with their Public Administrator of the Year 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 W. King 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 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.