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About Anthony H. Catanach Jr.

Anthony H. Catanach, Jr., Ph.D.
Cary M. Maguire Fellow


Dr. Catanach is a professor in the School of Business at Villanova University, as well as a Fellow with the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics in Financial Services at the American College. His consulting and research interests relate primarily to business risk management, financial statement analysis, and performance management issues. He has previously served on the faculties of the University of Virginia and INSEAD. He obtained his Ph.D. from Arizona State University and has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant since 1980, a Certified Management Accountant since 1991, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant since 2012.

His professional experience includes five years as an audit manager with KPMG and six years in the financial services industry. While in public accounting, he provided auditing, tax, and consulting services primarily to the banking and insurance industries. Subsequently, Dr. Catanach worked as a funds management officer, chief financial officer, and chief operating officer for several large bank holding companies, where he specialized in merger and acquisition transactions. Currently, he consults actively for several major investment banking firms, as well as numerous private equity and hedge funds, on a variety of global financial reporting issues. He continues to deliver executive programs for numerous professional, private, and public organizations in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Dr. Catanach has received numerous awards for his research, teaching, and curriculum innovation efforts, and has authored numerous articles on a variety of accounting, finance, and management issues. His work has been cited by Bloomberg, CFO.com, Forbes, Reuters, and The Economist. In addition to being co-editor of the Journal of International Accounting Auditing and Taxation, he currently authors the blog Grumpy Old Accountants, and has appeared on Bloomberg West and CNBC’s Fast Money and Street Signs to share his views on financial reporting and market issues.