Partial list of Contributing Writers
A. C. (Tony) Sondhi
Ashwinpaul "Tony" C. Sondhi is currently a member of the Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). He has been a member of the Global Financial Reporting Advocacy Committee of the CFA Institute; the Accounting Standards Executive Committee (AcSEC) of the AICPA and the Planning Subcommittee of the AcSEC; the Financial Accounting Policy Committee of the CFA Institute; the FASB Task Force on Accounting for Impairments of Long-lived Assets; and the Statement of Cash Flows Steering Committee of the International Accounting Standards Committee. Dr.. Sondhi was also an advisor to the FASB on its' project comparing U.S. and International Financial Reporting Standards.
Dr. Sondhi is a co-author of the 2006 Miller Revenue Recognition Guide, and The Analysis and Use of Financial Statements, Third Edition, which is a recommended text for the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) program. Dr. Sondhi is also a professor and a consultant to leading companies and executives worldwide.
Lorraine Smith has a Certified Public Accountant designation from Illinois and a Chartered Accountant designation from Canada. She has over 10 years experience in a global telecommunications company where she worked in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. She has experience in corporate reporting, planning, revenue recognition, IFRS and training. She is currently working in Canada as a consultant.
Trent Gazzaway is an audit partner and the partner-in-charge of corporate governance for Grant Thornton LLP. His experience includes auditing public and private companies and assisting an array of companies in the improvement and documentation of effective systems of internal control. He has also assisted large public companies in the development and execution of plans to restate their financial statements in the wake of internal control failures.
Mr. Gazzaway was appointed by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) board to lead a project to develop guidance regarding the effective monitoring of internal control in accordance with COSO’s Internal Control—Integrated Framework.
Brian Pastuszenski, a senior partner in the national law firm of Goodwin Procter, LLP and co-chair of its Securities Litigation and SEC Enforcement practice, has achieved national prominence in the defense of securities class action and shareholder litigation matters and proceedings brought by the SEC and other regulatory organizations and in internal corporate investigations, corporate governance and compliance matters, merger and acquisition-related litigation, and the related insurance and indemnification issues that such matters involve.
Lynne serves in the Accounting Principles Group of Grant Thornton, and has more than 20 years of experience assisting public and private companies with complex accounting, auditing and SEC matters, including revenue recognition. She is also one of the national directors of Grant Thornton’s U.S. Technology Industry Practice.
In addition to her public accounting experience, Lynne previously worked with a large consulting firm providing US GAAP research and transaction support to company finance personnel, and also worked in the inspections division of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).
Jacqueline has nearly 25 years of experience working with principally technology, and other industrial companies as both an assurance and corporate finance partner. She serves as co-leader of Grant Thornton’s Bay Area Technology Industry Practice, and she is one of the national directors of the Technology Industry Practice in the U.S. She also leads Grant Thornton’s International Business Center in Northern California and brings a wealth of knowledge and awareness of the unique needs of companies operating in a global environment.
Mike is a partner at Grant Thornton LLP with primary expertise in serving private and publicly held companies in advance technologies such as telecommunications, software, hardware, internet, IT consulting and biotech. He leads the Technology Industry Practice in Chicago for Grant Thornton. He is one of six members of their national technology industry practice team.
Jim is an assurance partner at Grant Thornton LLP. His primary emphasis is in financial reporting and management, operational and strategic issues and planning. He has 27 years with the firm and has served a variety of public companies and private companies in primarily technology and manufacturing and distribution.
After spending time with a Big 4 public accounting firm as a certified public accountant, Nichlas Fink has worked for various companies as an expert in a wide-range of technical accounting issues. He is most recently the lead technical accounting expert at a large multi-national corporation. Nichlas has a B.S. in Business Administration, M.S. in Accounting, and M.A. in Economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Nichlas currently resides in Wake Forest, North Carolina.
Dave Wood is the founder and principal of RevOps Consulting, LLC and has over 18 years experience working with revenue recognition as a revenue policy and compliance director, quote-to-cash process owner, shared services director and consultant to various software companies. Mr. Wood’s primary expertise is in process and policy development, training, and working with the sales force to help a company independently achieve a solid revenue recognition system. His basic software revenue recognition training program is available for no charge through RevOps Consulting, LLC at www.revops.net.