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Trent L. Handy

Trent L. Handy

Dallas, TX, USA

Trent L. Handy
Partner | Assurance Services
Ernst & Young LLP

Trent is an audit partner in Ernst & Young’s Dallas office serving publicly registered large, multinational clients across a broad range of industries.

Prior to relocating to Dallas, Trent served as a practice fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in Norwalk, Connecticut. In this role, Trent served as the FASB’s lead project manager for the financial instruments project, one of its priority convergence projects with the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). Trent also led the FASB’s projects on consolidations and insurance contracts. With each of these topics, Trent was involved in activities related to the development, application and implementation of US GAAP. In addition, he worked on implementation and practice issues with the FASB’s Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, government regulatory agencies, IASB, and national offices of the major accounting firms.

Prior to his fellowship at the FASB, Trent was a senior manager in Ernst & Young's New York-based National Accounting Standards group. In this role, Trent focused on the application and the development of interpretive accounting guidance relating to financial instruments and other accounting issues addressed by the FASB, EITF, SEC, and IASB.

Prior to his position in Ernst & Young’s National Accounting Standards group, Trent was principally based in Houston, Texas, and served a number of clients, including both public registrants and closely held companies, as an audit professional.

Trent graduated from Brigham Young University with a Master of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He is a licensed CPA in the states of Texas, New York and Connecticut.


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