Martin Ives, MBA, CPA (inactive), CGFM (retired), CIA , served for 16 years as Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Public Administration at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
Before entering the academic world, Mr. Ives was Vice Chair and Director of Research of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, First Deputy Comptroller of the City of New York, Deputy Comptroller of the State of New York, and a member of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board.
In addition to this text, Mr. Ives is the author of the textbook Assessing Municipal Financial Condition, coauthor of the textbook Government Performance Audit in Action, and coauthor of Program Control and Audit and Financial Condition Analysis and Management. He has also written chapters for books on auditing and municipal finance, has authored about 30 articles for the Journal of Government Financial Management, the Journal of Accountancy, the Internal Auditor, the Municipal Finance Journal, and other professional journals, and has spoken to numerous professional and civic organizations.
Mr. Ives was founding president of the Albany chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors, president of the Capital District Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration, and a member of the founding board of the Association of Government Accountants’ Certified Government Financial Manager program. He has received many honors and awards, including the Public Service Award (Fund for the City of New York); the Governor Charles Evans Hughes Award (Capital District Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration); and the S. Kenneth Howard Award (Association for Budgeting and Financial Management). He has also been voted Adjunct of the Year by the students at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School.