by Nicholas Messing, XBRL Accountant
Congratulations are in order for Stuart Zatkow, Senior XBRL Financial Reporting Specialist at Business Wire, who joined the XBRL US Domain Steering Committee in January 2012. This committee oversees the development of XBRL taxonomies, relying upon a blend of accounting and financial knowledge and technical proficiency. With more than 40 years of financial reporting experience in both the public and private sectors, Stuart (or “Stu,” as his colleagues know him) is looking forward to contributing his XBRL expertise to serve the community as a committee member.
As Zatkow explains, “I hope that [the Domain Steering Committee] can foster development of additional taxonomies for purposes of applying interactive data to more areas of reporting than the basic financial statements, notes and mutual fund prospectus summary information, especially those that would greatly benefit downstream consumption of XBRL data.” Zatkow added that he believes his relationships formed as a member of the US GAAP taxonomy team from 2007 to 2009 and through his XBRL consulting engagements will be helpful in achieving the committee’s objectives.