As an Assurance Partner, Sean Lager brings more than 20 years of experience to the growth and development of the assurance and advisory practice of Frazier & Deeter. His experience encompasses global and domestic companies reporting under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP), as well as International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Sean is the national leader of the firm’s technology practice and a technical accounting expert with significant involvement with large to middle market companies in the service, international manufacturing & distribution and broker dealer industries. He provides technical accounting guidance in ASC 606 Revenue from Contracts with Customers (and IFRS 15), Leases (ASC 842 and IFRS 16) and Business Combinations.
Sean serves as Chair of PKF’s International Professional Standards Committee (IPSC). He is former vice chairman of the AICPA’s Technical Issues Committee, which consists of CPA practitioner volunteers working to represent the views of local firms and their clients in the standards-setting process. Sean previously served as a member of the AICPA committee to establish training and IFRS certification and was featured in the AICPA’s training video “Are You Ready for IFRS: Moving Beyond the Basics.”
Sean has been published in well-known trade magazines and domestic and global accounting publications, including the Journal of Accountancy, Chartered Accountants Magazine in Canada and the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Furthermore, Sean has delivered presentations and training programs to organizations around the globe such as the AICPA and various accounting networks regarding accounting and financial reporting matters ranging from U.S. GAAP, IFRS and IFRS for SMEs to the global convergence of financial reporting.
Professional and Civic Organizations
PKF International Professional Standards Committee, Chairman
AICPA Technical Issues Committee
Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Nicholas House | Past Chairman of the Board, Vice Chair and Treasurer
GSCPA Leadership Academy | Graduate and Task Force
Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Troy State University | Troy, AL