Thomas Orth became a member of the International Accounting Education Standards Board in 2011 after being nominated by Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland e.V./Wirtschaftsprüferkammer
He is a partner with Deloitte Germany and serves as its Member Firm Professional Practice Director Audit (PPD Audit).
When he joined Deloitte in 1989, he started his career as an audit professional working on international audit engagements. Between 1994 and 2000, he changed his professional focus to the development and implementation of the Deloitte AuditSystem/2. From 2000 to 2012, he led the cross-functional learning and development function for Deloitte Germany with special focus on assurance learning. Since his promotion to partner in 2007, he has also had the role of the Deputy NPPD.
Mr. Orth has been a member of the German Accounting and Auditing Standards Board of the IDW (Institute of Public Auditors in Germany) since 2012. He is also chairing the IDW Learning and Development Task Force. Since 2011, he has been a member of the International Accounting Education Standards Board for Accountants and part of its steering group. In 2014, he was elected as a member of the supervisory board of the WPK (German Chamber of Public Auditors).
He has lectured on auditing with special focus on auditing IT-controls at the master program of Mannheim University since 2008 and IFRS at the Legal Letters Mater of Cologne University since 2009. In addition, he is a member of the examination board for the German Wirtschaftsprüfer exam.
Mr. Orth holds a diploma in economics (University of Wuppertal, Germany) and an MBA (University of Birmingham, UK). He is a German certified tax advisor (Steuerberater/1994) and German certified public auditor (Wirtschaftsprüfer/1999).