Francesco Capalbo became a member of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board in 2017. He was nominated by the Consiglio Nazionale dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili. Dr. Capalbo previously served as a permanent observer on the IFAC Board from November 2014 to November 2016.
Dr. Capalbo is currently a Professor of Accounting at the University of Molise (Italy). Additionally, since qualifying as a professional accountant in 1995, he has worked as an independent practitioner. As a consultant, he advises private companies and local governments, and he is a member of several independent audit and compliance bodies.
From 2003 until 2014, he served on the Scientific Committee of the Internal Training Board of the Italian Auditor General (Corte dei Conti), where he oversaw the training programs on the use of accrual accounting in the public sector. Additional recent previous appointments include: Head of the Accounting Department, Administration and Personnel of the Local State Council and member of the Public-Sector Group of the Federation of European Accountants (Accountancy Europe).
As an academic, he has authored many publications on financial accounting issues and he has been a visiting scholar at several universities including the University of Gent (Belgium), University of Birmingham (UK), University of Sydney (Australia), and Macquarie Graduate Management School of Sydney. He holds a PhD in international accounting and his current areas of research include public accountability and financial statements quality of public sector entities and State owned entities.