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Brian Goetsch

KPMG LLP
Director, Accounting Advisory Services
Chicago, IL, USA


Brian has over 12 years of experience providing technical accounting and advisory services on financial instruments and derivatives, energy industry and other commodity-based issues, consolidations and acquisitions, revenue recognition, leasing, foreign currency, and IFRS.

Prior to joining KPMG, Brian was a staff member at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). He served on the Revenue Recognition, Fair Value Measurements (FAS 157), and Variable Interest Entities (FSP FIN 46R-6) projects and answered technical accounting inquiries from constituents on various FASB pronouncements.

Professional and Industry Experience

Brian assists clients in applying accounting guidance to various accounting transactions and the development of accounting policies.  He works with KPMG’s vast network or resources to identify interpretive guidance, industry practices, and regulator views in order to identify, research, develop, and document accounting positions and policies. 

Brian is a member of KPMG’s Financial Instrument and Derivatives Resource Team, providing focused technical analysis for a wide range of commodity and financial derivatives and hedging activities.

Brian has assisted global retailers, manufacturers, public and competitive energy providers, and financial institutions with the development and implementation of hedge programs over foreign currency risks, commodity risk, and interest rate risk.  He also works closely with audit clients on a regular basis assisting with the development of hedge programs on a real-time basis to ensure compliance with US GAAP or IFRS.

Brian consults with many clients in the power and utility, oil and gas, and alternative energy industries as well as other commodity-based industries, focusing on derivative and hedging, consolidation, and leasing issues present in those industries.

Brian has assisted multi-national companies with the evaluation of the impact that foreign currencies have on their financial reporting in order to identify and develop appropriate hedge programs.

Brian has assisted an educational services company with a multi-period restatement related to the consolidation of special purpose financing entities.

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