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Michael J. Maffei

GATX Corporation
Vice President – Structured Finance
Chicago, IL, USA

Michael J. Maffei, CPA

Vice President – Structured Finance

GATX Corporation


Michael J. Maffei, CPA is the Vice President – Structured Finance at GATX Corporation. He establishes and maintains the Company’s accounting and financial reporting policies and procedures. He also provides technical accounting guidance related to various topics including derivatives and hedging, leases, and business combinations. Prior to joining GATX, Michael was a manager in the National Accounting Department of BDO Seidman, LLP.  He worked extensively with the Firm’s clients and engagement teams to resolve accounting and reporting issues, especially those related to accounting for derivatives and other financial instruments. In this role Michael assisted in the development and delivery of practice aids and training programs related to derivatives, business combinations, fair value accounting, and accounting research techniques, including a comprehensive practice aid addressing the accounting for complex financial instruments.


Prior to joining BDO, Michael was a Postgraduate Technical Assistant at the FASB, where he worked on standard setting projects related to share-based payment, business combinations, financial statement presentation, and principles-based accounting standards.


Michael holds a Masters in Accountancy and a BBA in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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