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James R. Mountain

Deloitte & Touche LLP
Securitization Services Partner
New York, NY, USA


James R. Mountain is a partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP. He has more than twenty-five years of experience. Mr. Mountain currently serves as Professional Practice Director of Deloitte’s securitization practice. He also participates directly as the concurring review partner in the audits of several of Deloitte’s largest financial services clients. Mr. Mountain is one of the firm's most experienced experts in all facets of complex or structured financial transactions. He advises his partners, regulators and clients on both the buy-side and sell-side of the capital markets regarding the financial reporting, control, valuation, risk management and strategic aspects of cutting-edge financial transactions. He has advised the FASB and its staff on finance issues related to its projects and on liabilities and equity securities, stock-based compensation, mortgage serving rights and earnings per share, and has edited and co-authored the firm's widely read booklets Securitization Accounting and Financial Instruments: Stock Options. He is the author of numerous professional and industry journal articles and a commentator often quoted in the trade press. Mr. Mountain previously served as a partner in Deloitte's National Office where he supervised the review and consultation process relating to securities offerings by banks, thrifts, securities dealers, insurance companies, investment companies and a wide variety of other domestic and international financial institutions. He also represents the firm and clients before the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the California Society of CPAs. He received his MBA in finance from the University of California, Berkeley and holds bachelors’ degrees in economics and business from the University of Montana.

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