Frederick G. Lantz, CPA, is director of government quality control services at Sikich LLP. For 29 years, Mr. Lantz has been responsible for providing services to Sikich LLP's governmental clients in all areas of governmental accounting, auditing, financial reporting, budget development, revenue and expenditure forecasting and cash, debt and risk management.
Prior to joining Sikich LLP, Mr. Lantz was an Assistant Director for the Technical Services Center of the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). At GFOA, Mr. Lantz was responsible for managing the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program; developing and serving as lead instructor for a variety of training courses, and serving as one of GFOA's liaison to the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. Mr. Lantz has spoken extensively at state GFOA and CPA Society meetings and conferences on a variety of government accounting, audit and financial reporting topics.
Mr. Lantz, a licensed certified public accountant, has an undergraduate degree in accounting from Northern Illinois University where he studied under Dr. John Engstrom. He is a member of the Illinois CPA Society, the Illinois Government Finance Officers Association, serving on the Technical Accounting Review Committee; the Government Finance Officers Association serving on the Special Review Committee for the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program; the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (previous member of the State and Local Government Expert Panel), the National Association of College and University Business Officers, the Central Area Central Association of College and University Business Officers (CACUBO) and the Community College Business Officers (CCBO).