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educator , Accounting executive

Dennis Robert Beresford, American Accounting executive. Certified Public Accountant; certified in management accounting. Named Accountant of Year, Beta Alpha Psi, 1986; recipient Outstanding Article award, Journal Accountancy, 1984. Sergeant United States National Guard, 1956-1960. Member AICPA (member county, various committees), Institute Management Accts. (national vice president, various committees), Connecticut Golf Club.


Beresford, Dennis Robert was born on November 23, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Robert Melvin and Florence Elaine (Smith) Beresford.


Bachelor of Science, University of Southern California, 1961.


Joined Ernst & Ernst (now Ernst & Young), Los Angeles, 1961, joined national office Cleveland, 1971, partner, 1972—1986. Chairman Finance Accounting Standards Board, 1987—1997. Ernst & Young executive professor accounting University Georgia, since 1997.

Board advisors School Accounting, University Southern California, Los Angeles, since 1980. Executive committee Securities and Exchange Commission, Finance Reporting Institute, Los Angeles, since 1982.bd. directors MCI, 2002-2006, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, since 2002, Legg Mason, Inc., since 2002, Fannie Mae, since 2006.


  • Certified Public Accountant. Certified in management accounting.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Securities and Exchange Commission Financial Reporting, 1977-1986. Author monthly column Corporate Reporting, 1974-1986. Editorial board Accounting Horizons, since 1986.


Sergeant United States National Guard, 1956-1960. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (member council, various committees), Institute Management Accountants (national vice president, various committees), Connecticut Golf Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, reading.


Married Marian Sweeny, April 15, 1961. Children: Craig Robert, Elizabeth.

Robert Melvin Beresford

Florence Elaine (Smith) Beresford

Marian Sweeny

Craig Robert Beresford

Elizabeth Beresford