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William D. Hildebrand




Executive summary

Bill is an audit partner serving significant public and private companies, primarily with manufacturing, professional services and technology industries. With over 20 years of service to Grant Thornton, Bill’s experience including providing technical guidance on current accounting, internal control, auditing, PCAOB, financial reporting and SEC developments and providing business advice and insights to executives and audit committee members. He is also a member of the audit leadership team managing the New York and New England audit practices.

Bill formerly served as the Professional Standards Partner servicing the offices and clients in New England focused on risk and practice management for several years. He also served a two-year term as a Practice Fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). In this role he assisted the FASB board members and staff on several issues, including disclosures about an employer’s participation in multiemployer plans. Bill also worked closely with the Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) on several issues related to accounting by healthcare organizations.



Professional qualifications and memberships

  • CPA — Massachusetts
  • AICPA — Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants



  • BS, Accountancy, Bentley University


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