James F. Green, CPA, helps people understand complex accounting principles through his writing and by onsite training. Previously, as a partner in Arthur Andersen LLP's Professional Standards Group, he developed and communicated Andersen's technical accounting positions on derivatives, hedging activities, financial instruments, securitizations, and foreign currency translation--authoring firm guidance and comment letters, participating in the U.S. and international standards-setting process, and consulting with internal and external clients. Before joining Andersen, Jim managed and was a primary author on financial services issues for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, working with the U.S. Congress, federal regulatory agencies, private-sector standards setters, and CPAs in industry and public practice on relevant issues and proposals. He received a BBA in Accounting from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. Jim joined the AICPA after six years of experience serving large publicly held financial services clients at KPMG.