About the Authors and Contributors

Charles Hoffman: Charlie (Tacoma, Washington, United States), a certified public accountant (CPA), is credited as being the Father of XBRL. He was co-editor of the first ever XBRL taxonomy and played major roles in creating both the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and United States Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (US GAAP) XBRL taxonomies. He was a major contributor to the following: XBRL 2.1 specification, XBRL Dimensions specification, Financial Reporting Taxonomies Architecture (FRTA), and Financial Reporting Instance Standards (FRIS). Prior to his involvement with XBRL, Charlie served as an auditor for what was then Price Waterhouse, financial officer for a number of companies, and an accounting software implementation consultant. In 1997, Charlie was the recipient of the AICPA Innovative User of Technology award. He was named by Accounting Technology magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the accounting profession. In 2006, Charlie received the AICPA Special Recognition Award for his pioneering role in the development of XBRL. Charlie is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University (BA and MBA), and in 2007, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from PLU for his efforts in creating XBRL. Currently, Charlie is Director of Innovative Solutions for UBmatrix LLC. He maintains a blog about XBRL at http://xbrl.squarespace.com.

Liv Apneseth Watson: Liv (New York City, New York, United States) is one of ...

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