Biography

Paul Munter is a Senior Partner in the Audit Quality and Professional Practice Group with KPMG.  He serves as the lead technical partner for the US firm’s international accounting and IFRS activities and has served on KPMG’s Global IFRS Panel which is responsible for establishing KPMG positions on the application of IFRS.

He also is involved in the development of firm positions in response to proposals from the FASB, IASB, SEC as well as the development of the firm’s guidance and publications including the following handbooks:  Comparison of IFRS to US GAAP, Business Combinations, Revenue Recognition, and Share-based Payment, Cash Flow Statement, EPS.

He previously served as the Academic Fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Prior to that, he served as KPMG Professor and Chairman of the Department of Accounting at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.  He earned his PhD in accounting at the University of Colorado.  He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Fresno State University.  He is a CPA in New York, Florida, and Colorado.

Mr. Munter was honored by the Texas Society of CPAs as its first “Outstanding Discussion Leader.”  He has also been honored by the Florida Institute of CPAs as its Outstanding Educator, by Beta Alpha Psi as the National Business Information Professional of the Year, and the International Accounting Section of the AAA as Outstanding International Accounting Educator.

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