Capital Markets Partner
Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC
·Advise engagement teams on international and US accounting standards and US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) rules; boost teams’ understanding of SEC registration process; provide forum to resolve technical issues; perform quality reviews of cross-border transactions.
·Transformed Capital Markets Group from primarily Quality and Risk Management function that reviewed cross-border filings to provider of wide range of support to engagement teams; cited for quality and excellent support/advice to engagement executives and teams.
·Provide firm with competitive advantage in Japan by cultivating and maintaining productive relationships with Tokyo-based US attorneys representing firm’s clients; engage relationships to resolve issues related to securities registration and annual reporting.
·Took initiative to improve Capital Markets Group brand both internally and with clients; support engagement teams in building and strengthening relationships with clients through go-to-market, revenue-producing initiatives, including account management.
·Guided large Japanese financial institution in completing securities registration in the US within very tight timeframe; summarized outstanding issues, developed process for resolving them, steered team’s/client’s approach to managing registration process. Repeated this success with other large Japanese companies.
·Earned internal and client praise for key role in registration of securities client merging with another Japanese company, resulting in Ernst & Young’s selection as continuing audit firm.
·Developed and presented annual training course on “How to Review a Form 20-F” to focus engagement teams on high-risk areas of Annual Reports of Foreign Private Issuers and enable more effective and efficient team Form 20-F review.
·Presented Capital Markets Forums – internal seminars that enable engagement teams to discuss technical issues and go-to-market initiatives.
·Organized internal network of Subject-Matter Experts to implement Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) codification.
·Developed and delivered Lunch & Learn seminars for Japan-based law firms on new-codification impact.