Patrick Finnegan has worked in a variety of roles as an auditor, regulator financial analyst and accounting standard setter. As of July 2017, Pat is a Senior Director at Fitch Ratings. Prior to that Pat served as a member of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) between 2009-2016. Before joining the IASB, Pat worked as the Director of the Financial Reporting Policy Group at CFA Institute between 2008-2009. In addition, Pat worked as a credit analyst for Moody’s in both its Corporate and Financial Institutions Groups between 1993 and 2008. Pat started his career in public accounting with Haskins & Sells after graduating from Georgetown University in 1980. Between 1984-1987, Pat served on the staff of the US Securities & Exchange Commission and with the AICPA. He returned to public accounting in 1987 and was promoted to partner in the audit practice of Deloitte & Touche in 1993.
Pat is a member of the CFA Institute, American Institute of CPAs and the National Association of Corporate Directors.
D. Reed Wilson, CPA, CMA Technical Accounting and SEC Reporting Consultant
Reed develops and teaches SEC Institute’s Form 10-K In-Depth Workshop and Lease Accounting Workshop. He has taught for SEC Institute since 2011 and also teaches for Financial Executives International (FEI). He is an advisory member of FEI’s Committee on Corporate Reporting, which monitors and responds to issues relating to accounting, auditing, and external reporting. Reed provides consulting guidance to public and private companies on business combinations, joint venture formations, and various technical accounting issues.
Reed had a 36 year career at ExxonMobil Corporation, where he was the senior accounting policy advisor responsible for developing and implementing corporate accounting policy, reviewing material business transactions, and preparing SEC filings. Reed was a member of the IASB Global Preparers’ Forum, the Accounting Committee of the American Petroleum Institute, and the European Oil and Gas Committee, where he participated in preparer advocacy efforts related to regulatory initiatives. Reed has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Rice University and a degree in economics.