Gerhard G. Mueller is best known for his work in the area of international accounting, but his contributions have spanned many areas of accountancy teaching, research, and professional service. His books and leadership roles have made him the premiere international accountant of the 20th century. He has been the father of the international accounting education movement. Even when others have made contributions, there has almost always been a connection back to Mueller. When he retired from academe, Mueller had the good fortune to be appointed to the FASB. He was thus able to conclude his active career with five years as the academic representative to the world's major standard-setting body.