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Edward Kennedy

Edward Kennedy

Ernst & Young LLP
Partner, Assurance Services
San Francisco, CA, USA

Ed has more than 20 years of experience providing assurance services to SEC registrants and high-growth private companies in the San Francisco office of EY, with a unique mix of experience in the consumer products, hospitality, real estate, and technology industries. He has significant experience working with high-growth clients in co-developing audit approaches, resolving technical accounting issues on a proactive basis throughout the year, defining deliverables and executing audits to provide leading class service.

Experience includes:
  • Coordinating and providing services to high-growth companies such as Facebook, Pandora, Bare Escentuals, Ebates.com, Glassdoor, Kimpton Hotels, Sephora US, and PopSugar.com.
  • Leading clients through the IPO process and the transition to being a newly public company, including first-time adoption of the Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 internal control requirements.
  • Recruiting leader for the next generation of Ernst & Young professionals in his role as the firm’s Campus Coordinating Partner for the University of California at Berkeley.
  • Serving on the Executive Board of the Center for Financial Reporting & Management (CFRM), which is part of the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. The CFRM provides the accounting community with opportunities to get involved in the development of academic programs and professional activities.

Education and professional designations:
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – University of California at Berkeley
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Member of AICPA, California Society of CPAs

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