Biography

Patrick Finnegan has worked in a variety of roles as an auditor, regulator financial analyst and accounting standard setter.  As of July 2017, Pat is a Senior Director at Fitch Ratings.  Prior to that Pat served as a member of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) between 2009-2016. Before joining the IASB, Pat worked as the Director of the Financial Reporting Policy Group at CFA Institute between 2008-2009. In addition, Pat worked as a credit analyst for Moody’s in both its Corporate and Financial Institutions Groups between 1993 and 2008. Pat started his career in public accounting with Haskins & Sells after graduating from Georgetown University in 1980. Between 1984-1987, Pat served on the staff of the US Securities & Exchange Commission and with the AICPA. He returned to public accounting in 1987 and was promoted to partner in the audit practice of Deloitte & Touche in 1993.

Pat is a member of the CFA Institute, American Institute of CPAs and the National Association of Corporate Directors.