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Jack Pohlman

Jack Pohlman

San Francisco, CA, USA

Jack Pohlman is an audit partner in KPMG’s San Francisco office with more than 16 years of experience. He currently serves as an audit partner for a large diversified financial services company. Jack also worked in KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice and completed a fellowship with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

During Jack’s fellowship with the FASB, he was the Project Manager on the Financial Instruments Project for Credit Losses. While working on the FASB Staff, Jack also was involved with drafting the Financial Instruments--Credit Losses Accounting Standards Update, researching accounting issues, formulating solutions, presenting to the Board at public meetings, leading discussions at external resource groups, responding to technical inquiries, and interacting with the SEC staff, the national offices of Big 4 accounting firms, bank regulatory agencies, and other constituents.

Prior to his fellowship at the FASB, Jack worked in KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice. The Department of Professional Practice provides technical support to domestic and international operating offices and their clients by addressing and resolving complex accounting, auditing, reporting, and SEC-related issues. It is also responsible for developing firm positions on accounting and audit-related matters, and is the principle department for enhancing the professional development of KPMG partners and employees.

Jack has provided audit services to several SEC registrants. Jack has had overall responsibility for planning and coordinating audit work, working with clients on financial accounting and reporting matters, delivering day-to-day services, and supporting the direct supervision and review of audit efforts. In addition to preparing special reports, reviewing financial statements, and recommending improvements for operational efficiencies and procedures, Jack also has extensive experience servicing public companies and reviewing SEC filings.

Areas of expertise include financial instruments, credit losses, business combinations, accounting for purchased credit impaired loans, transfers and servicing, and debt and equity offerings.


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