McDonough School of Business
Lecturer- SCS MPS Real Estate

James R Dalkin is a lecturer in accounting and finance and co-creator of the Masters of Professional Studies in Real Estate program at Georgetown University. In 2010 Mr. Dalkin was appointed a member of the Auditing Standards Board (ASB). He chairs the performance audit task force and is a member of the audit quality and auditing issues task forces. In 2013 Mr. Dalkin was appointed to the Consultative Advisory Group (CAG) of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) and International Ethics Standards Board (IESB). He was appointed CAG chairman in 2017. He has traveled globally promoting auditing and ethics standards for organizations including INTOSAI. Mr Dalkin has published in the Journal of Accountancy and Professional Services Marketing Journal. He is a certified public accountant. Mr. Dalkin has received recognition for his teaching in The Hoya, Georgetown University’s student newspaper. In addition, he received Georgetown's Tropaia award for outstanding teaching in 2013. Prior to Georgetown, Mr. Dalkin developed entrepreneurial ventures including a real estate investment company. He has also worked for a global accounting firm. Mr. Dalkin held a faculty position at the University of Arizona where he taught entrepreneurship. He has also taught in China at the IDP program.


  • Harvard University - MLA
  • George Washington University - M.B.A.
  • University of Virginia-Main Campus - B.S.

Professional Affiliations

Chairman May 2017 - Present IAASB CAG Board Member January 2010 - December 2014 Auditing Standards Board (US)

School of Continuing Studies

James R. Dalkin is a lecturer in accounting and finance and co-creator of the Masters of Professional Studies in Real Estate program at Georgetown University. In addition, Professor Dalkin has developed a number of seminars on real estate investing which he has instructed through the University.

He was appointed to the AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board (ASB) in January 2011. The ASB has standards-setting responsibility for auditors of private companies. Mr. Dalkin was also appointed to serve the International Auditing and Assurance Board (IAASB) Consultative Advisory Group (CAG) beginning in 2013.

Professor Dalkin serves as on the COSO Advisory Board charged with updating the internal control framework used by all publicly held companies in the United States. As a member of the ASB, James serves as chair of the Performance Audit and International Disclosures task force. He also serves on the Auditor’s Report task force.

James works with Yellow Book Advisory Council charged to develop government auditing standards and promote convergence with the International Auditing Standards Board (IAASB). He is currently working with the Green Book Advisory Council to converge the Green Book with the 2013 COSO internal control framework. As an auditor he has served as signing partner on both the audits of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the FDIC. Prior to serving the GAO, James worked at Deloitte.

Professor Dalkin has been an adjunct accounting faculty member at Georgetown University since the 1990's. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Virginia.

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