NASHVILLE, TN – September 8, 2018 – Accounting Today has named Brian Fox, president and founder of Confirmation, to its 2018 class of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting.” This is the fourth time Fox has notched this honor.
The annual list recognizes the most impactful people on the current and future state of the accounting profession. The Accounting Today editors called this year’s roster “one of the most influential ever.”
“It’s an honor to be recognized again by Accounting Today,” says Fox. “This list is full of impressive people making their mark on the auditing profession, and I’m proud to be among them.”
Fox founded Confirmation, the world’s leading platform for digital audit (and other financial) confirmations, in 2001. He’s also a founder and board member of information clearinghouse Rivio.com.
Confirmation is “one of the first of the new generation of online audit solutions,” notes Accounting Today, and Fox continues to play “a major role in audit-related innovation.”
Accounting Today’s editors add that current audit innovation is so significant that the people on their list will shape the profession for decades to come.
“Brian has a deep understanding of the accounting profession and the trends driving it,” says Chris Schellhorn, CEO of Confirmation. “Firms talk about the Audit of the Future and Future-Proofing, and our business is well-positioned to help get them there. Brian’s continued recognition for his contributions to the profession, through both Confirmation.com and Rivio.com, come as no surprise.”
Accounting Today’s 2018 list includes other notables such as Brad Smith, Chairman & CEO of Intuit; Jason Marx, CEO of Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting N.A.; Jon Baron, Managing Director of Thompson Reuters Tax & Accounting; Erik Asgeirsson, CEO of CPA.com; and various executives at the AICPA and at numerous top accounting firms.
View the complete list of Accounting Today’s 2018 Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting.
Confirmation is the world’s leading provider of secure online audit confirmations, trusted by more than 850,000 clients in 160 countries. Today, more than 16,000 accounting firms use Confirmation to confirm more than $1 trillion USD annually with responding financial institutions, law firms, and other companies.