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.