Peeling away financial reporting issues one layer at a time

About Tom Selling

Thomas I. Selling PhD, CPA

Formerly Academic Fellow, Office of the Chief Accountant, US Securities and ExchangeCommission with responsibilities for communications with registrants on pre-filing issues related to business combinations, leases and other accounting matters, and providing consultation to the Division of Enforcement.

Leader and frequently producer of approximately 250 management education programs in 14 countries.

Consultant to public companies on matters including SEC compliance, U.S. GAAP, international accounting standards, operational and strategic decision making, and control of international operations. Litigation support and expert witness services provided on a broad range of accounting topics, including foreign accounting standards and valuation.

Author of numerous reference materials, business cases, research articles in academic and professional journals, and a textbook on international financial reporting.

Tenured member of the faculty of Thunderbird for 13 years; emeritus status conferred in August 2006. Prior to joining Thunderbird, served on the faculties of Dartmouth College, MIT and Wake Forest University.  Currently, part-time visiting clinical professor at Southern Methodist University.

Member of the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.  Former member of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Subcommittee for the CPA Examination.

Co-founder (2002) and majority beneficial owner of Grove Technologies, LLC (, producer of easy-to-use hosted, web-based collaboration tools for project management, issue tracking, discussion management, file archiving and general communications.

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